Law and Theology Meetings

The idea of instituting the Law and Theology Days responds to the need to facilitate the investigation about the truth by using a dynamic dialogue.
If it is true that the truth that every man strongly wants to discover, clarify and scrutinize is exclusively one, the interdisciplinary dialogue seems to be the safest way to choose in order to discover the truth in all its complexity, avoiding that each discipline focuses exclusively on the rigidity of its own methodological rules and of its axioms, with the risk of becoming trapped in a self-referentiality that has no way out. The Chair Innocent III, also through this annual meeting, aims to free the knowledge from the sectorial bond, in order to make it accessible for the various fields of the human knowledge. In other words, we think that knowledge, in order to improve, requires to be shared. And the university environment seems to be the natural place in which this objective can and must be fulfilled.
During the last years, the Church has had the possibility to significantly reflect about the topic of the dialogue between the sacred sciences and the other disciplines that compose the human knowledge. In the last regulatory actions of Pope Francis and of the Roman Curia, whose aim was to reform the studies of the sacred disciplines, the expression “outgoing Church” has been used not only regarding the need to bring the knowledge to the most isolated places of the Earth, but also in reference to the creation of a most assiduous meeting between the knowledge that derives from the Revelation and the one that derives from reason.
The Chair accepts willingly this challenge and, during the Law and Theology Days, it becomes a place of encounter and dialogue between the juridical knowledge and the theological one.


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