Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

IRCI Seminars Rome Campus

Janiculum HillThe Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry’s Rome seminar series commenced in September 2015, when ACU’s Rome Campus was opened. The series has drawn together world-leading scholars in philosophy and religion to discuss critical questions in their respective disciplines. Providing a collaborative space to craft ideas in conversation with other researchers, the  seminars are a practical expression of our ongoing commitment to innovative, high-quality, international research collaboration in the disciplines of philosophy and theology. Research arising from the seminars has been published or accepted for publication by high-quality journals and publishers such as Theological Studies, Modern Theology, Bloomsbury and De Gruyter.

You will find some information on individual seminars below:


Texts, Traditions and Early Christian Identities: Counter Narratives: Telling the Christian Story Differently (28-30 September)
Moral Disagreement (7-9 September)
Varieties of Atheism (19-22 August)
Modes of Knowing and the Ordering of Knowledge in Early Christianity II (26-28 July)
Redeeming Autonomy: Agency, Vulnerability, and Relationality (26-29 May 2018)
Moral Disagreement: Global Issues in Ethics II (18-20 March 2018)


Text, Traditions and Early Christian Identities (13-15 October)
Companions in Guilt Arguments in Metaethics (1-3 September)
Modes of Knowing and the Ordering of Knowledge in Early Christianity (27 – 30 July)
Negative Political Theology (23 – 26 July)
Hope and Marginalisation (20 – 22 July)
Autonomy (20-22 May)
Cosmopolitanism and National Identity: Global Issues in Ethics I (16-18 March)
The Enigma of Suffering (3-6 January)


Atheism and Christianity: Moving Past Polemic (20-22 September)
Conceiving Change in the Church: An Exploration of the Hermeneutics of Catholic Tradition (13-16 September)
The Rise of the Christian Intellectual in the Second Century (27-29 July)


‘Laudato Si’: The Greening of the Church? (22-24 September)

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