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International Theological Conference
“Resilience in a Troubled World”
mercoledì 7 novembre 2018 - venerdì 9 novembre 2018
Valletta Campus
University of Malta
MSD 2080 Msida

The Oratory, St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta
Keynote Lecture
18:30 Tomáš HALíK, Resilience in an Age of Uncertainty


University of Malta, Valletta Campus
Plenary Session I
09:00 John Anthony BERRY, Braving a troubled world: Theology and resilience
09:30 Piotr ROZSAK, Sources of resilience in Thomas Aquinas
10:00 Discussion
10:30 Break
11:00 Joshua FURNAL, Kierkegaard as a theological resource for Guardini's resilience in his time and ours
11:30 Miroslaw MROZ, Romano Guardini on virtues. An ethics of the “living concrete” in the world having trouble with human destiny
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch time

Junior Session
14:30 Mark ZAMMIT, The awakening Church: Resilience and the people of God in Guardini
15:00 Mariella CATANIA, “From fragments to wholeness”: Guardini’s concept of ‘living unity’ in the context of the liturgical act
15:30 Carl SCERRI, The ‘Esse sequitur operari’ Axiom in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics: The refutation of an analogy of being & the inauguration of a new mode of being
16:00 Break

Plenary Session II
16:30 Ambrogio BONGIOVANNI, Religiosity, resilience and dialogue: Insights from Romano Guardini
17:00 Charlò CAMILLERI, “Nothing can stop God from reaching us.” Resisting aggressive popular sovereignty: Romano Guardini and Raphael Tijhuis, O.Carm
18:00 Discussion


University of Malta, Valletta Campus
Plenary Session III
09:00 Nadia DELICATA, Resilience in an age of technocracy
09:30 Joel BURNELL, Learning to sail on the open sea: Bonhoeffer on resilience
10:00 Discussion
10:30 Break

Plenary Session IV
11:00 Hector SCERRI, Kenosis and hiddenness: A Paradox for the Christian
11:30 Mark SULTANA, Combatting acedia: The neptic antidote
12:00 Discussion
12:30 Lunch time

Junior Session
14:30 Dorianne BUTTIGIEG, Thomas Merton: A man for our times. A prophet for all times
15:00 Tyrone GRIMA, Nothingness and absence as a means of resilience: a dialogue between the spirituality of Simone Weil and Thomas Merton
15:30 Marie RAFTERY, The role of forgiveness in building resilience
16:00 Nikki FELICE, C.S. Lewis and resilience as key to the cultivation of virtue &Christian identity
16:00 Break

Plenary Session V
16:30 Amanda L. DU PLESSIS, A pastoral encounter with the stranger: resilience from hostility to hospitality in human response
17:00 Juan Pablo GARCÍA MAESTRO, Resilience from the other side: Which future for Christianity?
17:30 Discussion
18:00 Break

Concluding Lecture
18:30 Eamonn CONWAY and Kerry GREER, The commodification of resilience: Rediscovering the virtue of Christian hope for a troubled world