Session Title

Nicholas of Cusa's Theology of the Word

Sponsoring Organization(s)

American Cusanus Society

Organizer Name

Peter J. Casarella

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Presider Name

Donald F. Duclow

Presider Affiliation

Gwynedd-Mercy Univ.

Paper Title 1

Nature and Art in the Cusan Conception of the Word

Presenter 1 Name

José González Ríos

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. de Buenos Aires

Paper Title 2

Logos-Verbum: The Word in Nicholas of Cusa and Gadamer

Presenter 2 Name

Michael Edward Moore

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Iowa

Paper Title 3

A Dialogical Theology of the Word: Nicholas of Cusa's Idiota de sapientia

Presenter 3 Name

Peter J. Casarella

Start Date

12-5-2016 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1245

Description

Cusanus's idea of the word or verbum has elements that draw from Neoplatonism, Aristotelianism, Rhineland mysticism (including Eckhart), and from the new philology of Renaissance humanism. It is at once a philosophy of language and a theological conception of the Verbum creans. Besides attempting his own synthesis of these varied strands, Cusanus sought to grasp the meaning of the proclaimed Word both in his philosophical speculations as well as in several of the sermons that deal explicitly with the exegetical and theological problem of communicating a divine word to a mixed human audience. This session focuses on Cusanus' multi-facetted concept of verbum and its reception by Hans-Georg Gadamer.

Peter Casarella

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May 12th, 3:30 PM

Nicholas of Cusa's Theology of the Word

Schneider 1245

Cusanus's idea of the word or verbum has elements that draw from Neoplatonism, Aristotelianism, Rhineland mysticism (including Eckhart), and from the new philology of Renaissance humanism. It is at once a philosophy of language and a theological conception of the Verbum creans. Besides attempting his own synthesis of these varied strands, Cusanus sought to grasp the meaning of the proclaimed Word both in his philosophical speculations as well as in several of the sermons that deal explicitly with the exegetical and theological problem of communicating a divine word to a mixed human audience. This session focuses on Cusanus' multi-facetted concept of verbum and its reception by Hans-Georg Gadamer.

Peter Casarella