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Benedict XVI’s Legacy: Encountering Culture Conference

January 11 - January 13


‘Today more than ever, reciprocal openness between the cultures is a privileged context for dialogue between people committed to seeking an authentic humanism, over and above the divergences that separate them. In the cultural arena too, Christianity must offer to all a most powerful force of renewal and exaltation, that is, the Love of God who makes himself human love.’  –Benedict XVI

In celebration of the life and theological achievements of the late Benedict XVI, The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Philosophy and Theology and the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society are pleased to announce an international conference exploring Benedict XVI’s Legacy: Encountering Culture to be held in Sydney in January 2024.

Joseph Ratzinger’s intellectual life was characterised by constant engagement with issues of culture – with its definition, and its theological implications and manifestations. As Pope (Em.)Benedict XVI, this commitment continued. This conference aims to explore his responses to theoretical and practical issues of culture.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Tracey Rowland,
“The Humanism of the Incarnation: from Rademacher toRatzinger”

Professor Stephen Bullivant,
“A Tale of Three Benedicts: A Pope, a Saint, and an Option”

Professor Jacob Phillips, St. Mary’s University Twickenham

The conference programme will be updated closer to the date of the conference.