Transgression chrétienne des identités (La)
208 pages - janv. 2012
Who am I? Who are we? These are fundamental questions that human beings have posed throughout time. Individuals and societies are asking such question of our identity today with all the more concern because the answer is uncertain. The quest for identity is linked to the legitimate need to belong, to have roots; but today, it is sometimes transformed into a radical communitarian demand, which is a danger for our capacity to live together in a society. How can we prevent identity from closing in on itself? How can we think and live an identity which is created ‘by self-seeking and self-invention’? How can we ‘seek our identity in terms of difference’? Should we not rather transgress identities, open them up to the universal? That is what Paul does, without the slightest hesitation: Paul the Jew, the Greek and the Roman, for the universal love of Christ that seized him: ‘There are no more Jews, or Greeks; no more slaves or free men; no longer man and woman; for you are all one in Jesus Christ.’ (Ga 3, 28). This opening to multiple identities must be reflected in multiple approaches to the subject; the barriers between theological contributions, exegetics, ethics, literature and philosophies must give way. One conviction traverses all the acts of this 10th Colloquium Gesché: there is no humanised identity in confinement, no identity without transgression, i.e. without exposing oneself to others... and to oneself; between singularity and the horizon of the universal. Benoît Bourgine, Paul Scolas, Daniel Procureur, Frédéric Blondeau and Joseph Famerée organized this symposium, together with the theology department of Louvain-la-Neuve. The reader will find, livelier than ever, the spirit that has distinguished the Colloquia Gesché since their beginnings: a certain way of practicing dogmatic theology: ‘to identify an important question confronting Christian faith which is, at the same time, an anthropological issue, a challenge for culture and society; and to treat that question from multiple, enlightening viewpoints’.
- Dimensions : 145x235x15
- ISBN : 9782204096102
- Poids : 330 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Benoît Bourgine, Bérengère Deprez, Christian Arnsperger, Corina Combet-Galland, Emmanuel Housset, Jean-Yves Baziou, Joseph Famerée, Nicolas Monseu, Paul Scolas, Serge Goriely