Philosophical Interpretations of the Book of Job and the Problem of Evil: Jewish and Christian Perspectives


The workshop:

Our proposed workshop has, in sum, three closely related goals: to study and analyze classic medieval discussions of the problem of evil by some of the greatest Jewish and Christian authors using the analytic toolbox of Anglo-American philosophy; to show the fluid connections and relations between the philosophical traditions of Medieval Judaism and Christianity; and to explore their common use of scriptural exegesis as a genre of philosophy, showing its relations to and differences from traditional ways of doing and writing philosophy.

The workshop is entitled: Philosophical Interpretations of the Book of Job and the Problem of Evil: Jewish and Christian Perspectives. The workshop will be interdisciplinary and inter-religious in nature bringing together both perspectives from philosophy and theology as well as from Christianity and Judaism. A main focus of the workshop is going to be the inclusion and advancement of junior scholar research. 

We will produce short interviews, which will grant easy access to the topics discussed in the workshop. A selection of papers presented will be published in a special issue of the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion.


Basic information:


May, 29th - 31th 2018


Exerzitienhaus Schloss Fürstenried

Forst-Kasten-Allee 103

81475 Munich

DE - Germany


Prof. Dr. Godehard Brüntrup SJ

Dr. Ludwig Jaskolla

Administrative Assistant: Niklas Ernst (



Possibilities for participation and attendance are limited. Please apply for participation and attendance with a short email indicating your interest to

Deadline for Application: May 1st 2018

There is no participation-fee.

If you want to stay at Schloss Fürstenried, costs for full-board and accommodation in (simple) single room will be ca. 340,-- € for 4 nights.

If you do not want to stay at Schloss Fürstenried, costs for full-board will be ca. 120,-- €.

If those costs are prohibitive for you, we encourage a formless letter, in which you apply for a stipend by Munich School of Philosophy. The stipend will cover all or some of your meal- and accommodation-costs. Please do not hesitate to apply, if you wish to participate and only financial reasons prohibit you from doing so!



Die Plätze für die Teilnahme sind beschränkt. Sie können sich mit einer formlosen Mail unter für die Teilnahme bewerben.

Bewerbungsdeadline: 1. Mai 2018

Es fällt keine Teilnahmegebühr an. 

Bei vier Übernachtungen müssen Sie mit Kosten von ca. 340,– € für Einzelzimmer und Vollverpflegung rechnen.

Wenn Sie nicht im Konferenzzentrum übernachten wollen, müssen Sie mit Kosten von ca. 120,– € für Vollverpflegung rechnen.

In begründeten Fällen können die Kosten für Übernachtung und Mahlzeiten auf formlosen Antrag ganz oder teilweise von der Hochschule übernommen werden. Bitte zögern Sie nicht, sich zu bewerben, wenn nur finanzielle Gründe Sie bisher davon abgehalten haben!



The speakers:

Prof. Dr. Godehard Brüntrup Munich School of Philosophy
Dr. Georg Gasser University of Innsbruck
Dr. Amit Kravitz General Consulate of State of Israel Munich
Dr. Jörg Noller Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Prof. Dr. Josef Stern University of Chicago
Prof. Dr. Klaus von Stosch University of Paderborn
Prof. Dr. Eleonore Stump St. Louis University







This conference has been made possible by generous grant of the