Double Book Launch
The Catholic Church and the
On the Crossroads of a
Heythrop College, London, on Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Tilburg University (Utrecht campus), Thursday, June 25, 2015
The old models don’t work anymore. The Catholic Church is
breaking open new ground. To investigate this new situation,
an international project “Faith in a Secular Age” has been
launched by the Council for Research in Values and
Philosophy (RVP) under the general direction of Charles
Taylor, José Casanova and George F. McLean.
As part of this project, two books have been published (on
paper, yet also in open access, see
http://www.crvp.org/book/Series04/series-IV.htm). The first
a Kenotic Vision of Authority in the Catholic Church, edited
by Anthony J. Carroll, Marthe Kerkwijk, Michael Kirwan, and
James Sweeney, is a collaborative effort of, mainly, British
researchers, led by faculty of Heythrop College, London. The
second one, A
Catholic Minority Church in a World of Seekers, edited
by Staf Hellemans and Peter Jonkers, includes contributions
of social scientists, philosophers, and theologians from
Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany-Austria, with Tilburg
University in the lead.
At Heythrop College, four
contributors to the first of the above volumes and the two
editors of the second volume on the Catholic Church will
present their ideas on the Magisterium.
At the Utrecht campus of the Tilburg School of Catholic
Theology, four authors of the second of the above volumes
and two contributors to the volume on the Magisterium will
discuss the possible appeal of the Church in the world of
The books as well as the conferences focus on the present
position and the future prospects of the Catholic Church in
a post-Christian cultural world.
A detailed program will be distributed in spring 2015.
There is no registration fee. All
travel expenses and accommodations will be covered by
participants (or their institutions).
Anthony J. Carroll
London, Great Britain