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Tomáš Halík: A Cambridge Conference.

December 12th —December 13th, 2024.


Call for short papers

We invite submissions for papers, from any discipline, that engage with the work, life, and research interests of Tomáš Halík.


The papers will be presented in parallel sessions. Each paper should last up to 20 minutes and will be followed by approximately 10 minutes of questions and discussion.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words by Monday, 19 August 2024 to, using the subject line ‘Short paper submission’.

If you have any questions, please contact the conference organisers (Aden Cotterill, Abraham Wu, and Isabel Jahnke) via the same email address.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Tomáš Halík is a Czech Catholic priest, philosopher, and theologian, whose widely translated work engages with important theological issues of our time—atheism, secularity, pluralism, and the future of faith and the church. His approach to these issues has been shaped by his own personal experience. Halík served as a clandestine priest under the Communist regime, and he was subsequently involved in the democratic renewal of his country as an advisor to Václav Havel. Today, he remains an important figure in Czech public life as a Professor of Sociology at Charles University, alongside his fruitful ministry to “seekers” at the Academic Parish of Prague. Tomáš Halík: A Cambridge Conference will be an opportunity to acknowledge, engage with, and celebrate his ongoing life and work, with a series of keynote lectures, a panel discussion, and short papers.



Tomáš Halík, The Academic Parish of Prague, Charles University.

Charles Taylor, McGill University.

Rowan Williams, University of Cambridge.

Karen Kilby, Durham University.

Alister McGrath, University of Oxford.

Arabella Milbank Robinson, University of Cambridge

Grace Davie, University of Exeter.

Martin Koci, KU Linz.

George van Kooten, University of Cambridge.

Adéla Muchová, KU Linz.



Old Divinity School, Cambridge.


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