CONFERENCES

CLUJ-NAPOCA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019 

 

Conference Coordinators

Dr. Petre Maican

Dr. Petre Maican

Modern Issues in Theological Anthropology Project Director

PhD University of Aberdeen

Dr. Alexey Sevastyanov

Dr. Alexey Sevastyanov

Secretary and Fellow Member

Senior Lecturer University of Aberdeen, PhD in Philosophy (Mathematics) Uppsala University

Emil Marginean

Emil Marginean

Research Member

PhD Student in Systematic Theology, University of Cluj Napoca in Romania

Dr. Olga Sevastyanova

Dr. Olga Sevastyanova

Founding Director, Theological Essay Project Director

PhD summa cum laude University of Zurich, MTh in Systematic Theology and an MTh in Theology and Religious Studies University of Aberdeen

Dr. Eirini Artemi

Dr. Eirini Artemi

Conference coordinator, Research Fellow Member

Senior Fellow at Sophia Institute, Greece, PhD in Theology

This year our research group conference will be dedicated both to the commemoration of the 40” anniversary of the death of George Florovsky and to the study of Theological Anthropology.

Conference Provisional Programme 

Friday, November 29

arrival to Hotel of Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, 7 Pandurilor Street, 400376, Babeş Parc, Plopilor entrance

6-7pm Vespers at Metropolitan Cathedral, Piața Avram Iancu or the Church of St. Andrew, Strada Galaxiei 6

Saturday 30 November

9am-12pm: Matins and Divine Liturgy for the feast of St. Andrew at Church of St. Andrew, Strada Galaxiei 6

1-3pm Lunch and walk in the Old Town

3-4.30pm Round Table 1

The Methods of Theological Research. Readings to be provided

Venue: Hotel of Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, 7 Pandurilor Street, 400376, Babeş Parc, Plopilor entrance

5.30-7pm Round Table 2

Discussion of St. John Chrysostom Group Institutional Issues

Venue: Hotel of Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, 7 Pandurilor Street, 400376, Babeş Parc, Plopilor entrance

7pm Dinner

Sunday 1 December

Sunday 10am-12pm: Divine Liturgy Metropolitan Cathedral

12-3pm Lunch followed by the celebration of Romania’s National Day (concerts, Christmas Market)

3-5pm Round Table 3

“On which point do we begin to do Theology”.  All participants are encouraged to prepare a 5-20 minute speech on the relevant topic.

Venue: Hotel of Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai, 7 Pandurilor Street, 400376, Babeş Parc, Plopilor entrance

6pm Dinner followed by the celebration of Romania’s National Day

 

Monday 2 December

Talks at Theological Department (Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Strada Episcop Nicolae Ivan FN)

10:00-10.10am Prayer

Conference Welcome Speech

10.10-10.20am Fr. Christian Sonea Welcome Speech

10.20-11.05am Keynote Speech

 

11.05-11.20am Coffee break

 

1st Session:

Chair: Dr Danut Monasterianu

11.20-11.40am Fr. Stephen Headley

The “Tall Garden”… theological anthropology of Paradise in St. Ephrem the Syrian

11.50- 12.10am Dr Sotiris Mitralexis

Exploring the territory of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church in regard to Orthodox-Catholic relations: some remarks

 

Lunch 12.20-1.30pm

 

2nd Session

Chair: Dr Viorel Coman

1.30-1.35pm Dr Nicolaos Asproulis Introduction Speech on Florovsky’s theological heritage

1.35-1.55pm Dr Brandon Gallaher

TBC Skype presentation

2.05-2.25pm Dr Nikolaos Asproulis

Georges Florovsky and Sergei Bulgakov in dialogue: Contemporary Orthodox theology between neo-scholasticism, modernity and churchification

2.35-2.55pm Dr Nikos Kouremenos

Ecclesiology and Ecumenical Theology: A Parallel Approach to the Contributions of George Florovsky and Hamilcar Alivisatos

3.05-3.20pm Coffee break

3rd Session

Chair: Dr Eirini Arthemi

3.20-3.40pm Dr Viorel Coman

Georges Florovsky’s Perennial Hellenism and the Question of Inculturation

3.50-4.10pm Dr Olga Sevastyanova

Vertical Dimension of Divine-Human Relationship in George Florovsky and Anders Nygren

4.20-4.40pm Dr Dionysios Skliris

The notion of freedom and contingency in the thought of Georges Florovsky

4.50-5.10pm Dr Dimitrios Keramidas

Orthodoxy and the others: Florovsky’s ecclesiology and Christian witness

5.20-5.40pm Dr Guram Lurmanashvili

Incarnation for Georges Florovsky and John Zizioulas

6pm Dinner

7.30pm Vespers at the Chapel of the Theological Department

 

Tuesday 3 December

 

Talks at Theological Department (Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Strada Episcop Nicolae Ivan FN)

1st session:

Chair: Dr Raul-Ovidiu Bodea

10.00-10.10am Prayer

10.10-10.30am Dr Eirini Arthemi

Human ‘Image and Likeness’ of God in the anthropology of Cyril of Alexandria in his commentaries on Pentateuch

10.40-11.10am Dr Emil Marginean

Purification as restoration of the divine image: common ascetical patterns in St. Symeon the New Theologian and Fr. Sophrony Sakharov

11.20am-12.40pm Dr Petre Maican

Rethinking human Perfection in light of profound cognitive disability

 

12.40-1.50pm Lunch

 

2nd session:

Chair: Dr Alexey Sevastyanov

1.50-2.20pm Dr Alexandre Etaix

Impact of the eschatological Christian vision on the concept of will and freedom

2.30-2.50pm Dr. Raul-Ovidiu Bodea

Existential Freedom As The Hallmark Of Authenticity In Nikolai Berdyaev`s Thought

3-3.20pm Dr. Mihai-Iulian Grobnicu

Obedience – does it reflect human authenticity? A philocalic reading

 

3.30-3.45pm Coffee break

 

3rd Session

Chair: Dr Emil Marginean

3.45- 4.05pm Dr Natalia Doran

Human as the Bridge between the Material and the Divine – from the Church Fathers to the Rise of Veganism

4.05-4.25pm Dr Zurab Jashi

The liberation Theology of Origen of Alexandria (Skype)

4.35-4.55pm Dr Bogdan Hulea

The Theological Anthropology in the Writings of Father André Scrima

 

5.05-5.25pm Dr Slavisa Kostic

The notion of secular in thought of John Milbank and David Bentley Hart

 

5.35-6.30pm  Conference closing session

 

7pm Dinner

 

8pm Vespers at the Chapel of the Theological Department

 

Please submit your comments and proposals here:

 

Previous Conferences

ORTHODOX RESEARCH GROUP OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM CONFERENCE

In cooperation with the Charles University Centre of Excellence: Theological Anthropology in Ecumenical Perspective – UNCE No. 204052 (HUM/012)

See the Conference Programme here

 

 

 

 

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