International conference „Biblical Anthropology - A Message for Contemporary People"

The Pontifical Biblical Commission together with the Institute of Biblical Studies at the JohnPaul II Catholic University of Lublin are pleased to invite to the conference  “Biblical Anthropology - a Message for Contemporary People”.



October 20-21, 2021


Theme: Taking as a point of departure the latest document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission What is man? A Journey through Biblical Anthropology we want to reflect on the topics related to biblical anthropology and their importance for modern culture. During the conference,  the document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission will be discussed, considering its origins, character, purpose and reception in the Church. The conference will also focus on important topics of biblical anthropology such as: the meaning of God’s imagein a person, the biblical vision of family, love and sexuality, the bodily and  spiritual dimension of human nature, humanity’s relationship to the created world, freedom and determinism, and the Christological model of human nature. We will be looking for answers to the question of how to communicate the message of biblical anthropology to contemporary people, entering into an interdisciplinary dialogue with modern science without losing thespecificity of the biblical message. A special session will be devoted to the anthropology of St. Paul.


The form of the conference: Due to pandemic restrictions, the conference will be held on the Internet, via the Zoom platform. All persons interested in delivering a paper at the conferenceare kindly invited to submit their topics along with abstracts by June 30, 2021.

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