Orthodox Research Group St. John Chrysostom Third International Theological Online Conference 5-9 December 2020
Holiness, Perfection, Theosis: Understanding the “Measure of the Stature of the Fullness of Christ”
DAY 1 Saturday 5 December, 5-7 pm CET
Theological Insights into the Measure of the Fullness of Christ
Moderator: Dr Dionysios Skliris
Rev. Dr Andrew Louth Keynote Speech
Rev. Dr Alexis Torrance Human Perfection in Byzantine Theology: Attaining the Fullness of Christ (6-7 pm CET)
Vespers after the first day
DAY 2 Sunday 6 December, 2-5 pm CET
Brainstorming the Notion of Theosis
Moderators: Dr Petre Maican and Paul-Andrei Mucichescu
Dr Mihai-Iulian Grobnicu Body’s Participation in the Quest for Deification. Does it help?
Dr Dionysios Skliris Becoming Human through Becoming Divine: Theosis in the Theology of Saint Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335- c. 395) and Saint Maximus the Confessor (c. 580-662)
Dr Johannes Pulkannen Comparative Study of Deification in St Symeon, St John of the Cross and St Maximus
Christos Veskoukis Theosis According to Vladimir Lossky and Nikolai Berdyaev: Deification as Rejection or Embracement of Western Secularity
Dr Ioann Dura On Spiritual Path: Understanding Theosis through the Language of Mystical Experience. Comparative Perspective
DAY 3 Monday 7 December, 2-4 pm CET
Ecumenical Approach to Theosis
Moderator: Dr Danut Manastireanu
Prof. Ivana Noble Fr Lev Gillet: A Monk of the Eastern Church and his Kenotic Ecumenism
Dr Kateřina Bauer The Unity of Mother and Child as Metaphor of Relationship of the Unity in Diversity
Rev. Dr Christian Sonea The Mission of the Church towards Human Dignity
Slavisa Kostic Silence as a Way to Perfection. Ecumenical Vision of Deification through Contemplative Practice by Fr Martin Laird O.S.A
DAY 4 Tuesday 8 December, 2-4.30 pm CET
Moderator: Dr Viorel Coman
Human Beings as Temples of the Holy Spirit
Bishop Benedict Vesa Spiritual Life and Deification at St Isaac of Nineveh
Rev. Dr Stephen Headley The Altar of the Heart: St Gregory of Sinai
Dr Zurab Jashi The Temple within the Soul: Personal Holiness and Liturgy
Rev. Dr Anastasios (Brandon) Gallaher Spiritualities Separated at Birth or Accidentally Related?: The “Spiritual Senses” Traditions in Hesychasm and Chan and Zen Buddhism
Dr Olga Sevastyanova Interpreting Genesis 2:7 in Context of Theosis: Being or Keeping?
DAY 5 Wednesday 9 December, 2-4 pm CET
Human Perfection and Modernity
Moderator: Dr Mihai-Iulian Grobnicu
Dr Eirini Artemi The Human Flourishing, according to Christ’s Teaching in the Beatitudes and the Perfection of a Human Being according to Eugenics. Are there Common Place between these two Paths of Human Perfection?”
Dr Petre Maican Providence and Human Perfection: Rethinking Perfection from the Perspective of Profound Intellectual Disability
Dr Emil Marginean An Orthodox Christian Approach on the Influence of Depression and Repentance on the Transformative Nature of Theosis
Guram Lursmanashvili Perfection, Theosis and Modernity in the works of Fr. Georges Florovsky
Conference Closing and Vespers
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