FW: Fr. John Behr's Visit to India.
- Fr. John Behr's Visit to India.
Fr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary,
NY, will be the chief guest of the convocation ceremony of St. Thomas
Orthodox Seminary, Nagpur, which will be held on 7th of this month.
Fr. John came directly to Kerala on Sept 30th to have an experience of the ancient heritage of our Church and also the beauty of Kerala.
During his meetings with Bava Thirumeni and Catholicos Designate at
Devalokam and also with the faculty of the Old Seminary, Kottayam,
there was a genuine discussion about the cooperation of St.
Vladimir's Seminary and the Indian Orthodox Seminaries. There was also a concern for producing the Indian version of the books published by St. Vladimir's Seminary. Fr. John will be at Nagpur Seminary from 5th onwards. After attending the alumni meeting and the convocation programme, and taking classes for a couple of days at the seminary, he will leave for US on 11th Oct.
A Brief note on Fr. John Behr:
Fr John Behr teaches courses in patristics, dogmatics and scriptural
exegesis in St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, New York. After completing a degree in Philosophy in London in 1987, he spent a year studying in Greece. He finished an M.Phil. in Eastern
Christian Studies at Oxford University, under Bishop Kallistos Ware,
who subsequently supervised his doctoral work, which was examined by
Andrew Louth and Rowan Williams, now Archbishop of Canterbury. On
finishing his studies, he was invited to be a Visiting Lecturer at St
Vladimir’s Seminary in 1993, where he has been a permanent faculty
member since 1995, tenured in 2000, and ordained in 2001. He is
currently the editor of St Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly.
B.A. in Philosophy, Thames Polytechnic, London, 1987
B.A. dissertation: "Of God, Man, and Creation: A Comparative Study of
the Anthropology of the Greek Fathers and Emmanual Levinas"
M.Phil. in Eastern Christian Studies, Oxford University, 1991
M.Phil. Thesis: "Sexuality, Marriage, and Asceticism in Second-Century Christian Writings"
D.Phil. in Theology, Oxford University, 1995
D.Phil. Thesis: "Godly Lives: Asceticism and Anthropology, with
Special Reference to Sexuality, in the Writings of St Irenaeus of
Lyons and St Clement of Alexandria"
M.Th., St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, 1997
M.Th. Thesis: "Translation of Irenaeus' Demonstration of the Apostolic
Preaching with Introduction and Notes"
The Mystery of Christ: Life in Death (Crestwood, NY: SVS Press, 2006). 186 pp.
The Nicene Faith,vol. 2 of The Formation of Christian Theology
(Crestwood, NY: SVS Press, 2004). 2 vols in paper; single hardcover
volume 580 pp.
(ed. with A. Louth and D. Conomos), Abba: The Tradition of Orthodoxy
in the West: Festschrift for Bishop Kallistos Ware (New York: St
Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2003). 376 pp.
The Way to Nicaea, vol. 1 of The Formation of Christian Theology
(Crestwood: SVS Press, 2001). 261 pp.
Romanian translation (Bucharest: Sophia, 2004).
Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement (Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2000). 261 pp.
St Irenaeus of Lyons: On the Apostolic Preaching (Crestwood: SVS
Press, 1997). 121 pp.