At December 13, 2013, from 20.00 untill 22.00 o’clock, Rowan Williams (1945) – until December 2012 Archbischop of Canterbury – will present the Edward Schillebeeckx Lecture (in English). The lecture is organised by the Soeterbeeckx Programme, and will take place at the Radboud Universy Nijmegen. For more information visit the website of the Soeterbeeck Programme.
A new year, new plans. Although our foundation is just small, we are working on some rather extensive projects. For instance, we are rethinking the nature and content of our chair. Previous years, prof. dr. Catherine Hilkert (Notre Dame University, USA) has been visiting us to teach some succesfull and intensive master classes on Schillebeeckx theology. Her appointment as visiting professor would end after 3 years. What now? Een new visiting scholar, some intensive master classes by varying professors, someone form within the Dutch and Belgium context, or someone special from abroad … we are considering all options. Second, there has been a lot of effort to realize a 11-part volume of Collected Works Edward Schillebeeckx in English. What a job, what a job! Texts are translated, corrected, and given a modern lay-out. It sure will be the standard book on Schillebeeckx. Last, we have the Edward Schillebeeckx Essay Price. What a fine opportunity to focus on Schillebeeckx’ theology, form the perspective of young theologians. We are looking forward to read all these fine essays.
To keep Schillebeeckx’ theology alive - by continuing activities as mentioned above – we do need money. It would be great if you could support us. All donations are welcome on account number: 220.127.116.11 by name of Stichting Edward Schillebeeckx, IBAN: NL74RABO0387035125, and BIC-codes: RABONL2U. Many thanks.
At December 23 2009 Edward Schillebeeckx passed away. Around Christmas we, members of the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation, wish each other peace and love. But above all we share our memories of Edward. Each of us had a personal relationship with Edward. Edward was near to us all. Even in his last days, Edward had a clear mind. During Christmas, we remember more strongly our encounters with Edward. We have known a sharp and inspiring theologian and thinker. But above all, we experienced a warm, compassionate, and human Edward. We will cherish this.
At 12 November 2012, we remembered our namegiver. We are honoured to have known Edward. He was a moving and compasionate man, humble in character but great in his humanness. As Foundation, we try to keep his theology alive, but today we remember the human Edward. We keep alive the special moments we had with him. An enormous bouquet of flowers will color the house which was so valuable to Edward.
At Schillebeeckx’s birthday, Monday 12 November (10.30 – 13.00h., De Nieuwe Liefde, Amsterdam), a mini-symposium is organized. Occasion is the inaugural speach of Manuela Kalsky as professor at the Schillebeeckx chair of Theology and Society at the VU. Hermann Häring, Manuela Kalsky, Huub Oosterhuis and Peter Nissen will hold a lecture.
Monday 12 November at 15.45h., Manuela Kalsky will hold her inaugural lecture at the VU, Amsterdam. Title: Make a difference! About religious diversity and longing for a ‘new we’. The Edward Schillebeeckx chair is an initiative of De Nieuwe Liefde and the Dominican Study Centre for Theology and Society.
In cooperation with the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation, the Tijdschrift voor Theologie organizes a biennial essay contest for young theologians and religious studies scholars (maximum age of contestants: 35). This prize has been named after the recently deceased theologian Edward Schillebeeckx, founder of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie in 1961. 2011 was the first time this prize has been awarded.
First prize: a sum of € 1000 and publication of the essay in the Tijdschrift voor Theologie.
Second prize (incentive prize): a sum of € 250 and publication of the essay on the website of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie.
The award ceremony will take place in November 2013 during a festive meeting/seminar, organised by the Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation/a special session of the editorial board of the Tijdschrift voor Theologie.
The deadline for submission is 1 April 2013. In attachment you find more information.
- 29/01/13: Edward Schillebeeckx Lecture by Rowan Williams
- 10/01/13: Activities
- 21/12/12: Sweet memories
- 12/11/12: Edward Schillebeeckx
- 28/09/12: Mini-symposium
- 28/09/12: Inaugural lecture Kalsky
- 05/09/12: Edward Schilllebeeckx Essay Prize 2012/13
- 25/07/12: Classes Hilkert
- 15/04/12: Essays Schillebeeckx Hilkert masterclass 2010
- 12/04/12: Classes by Schillebeeckx expert Hilkert in May and June