Re: "On the Wood of the Cross: The Patristic Doctrine of Atonement" (Feb 12) - Symposium in Honor of Florovsky
- This sounds absolutely wonderful! I'll have to see if I can make it. Chances are 99% I cannot (I might have to attend "online"), but I'm hoping for that 1% chance.
Anybody else thinking about going?
--- In LutheransLookingEast@yahoogroups.com, Christopher Orr <xcjorr@...> wrote:
> Saturday, February 12, 2011
> Taking our cue from Fr. Georges Florovsky, the eminent 20th century Orthodox
> theologian who wrote with passion on this topic, we will examine the
> doctrine of atonement in some of the same authorities upon which Fr.
> Florovsky relied: the New Testament, St. Irenaeus of Lyon, St. Athanasius of
> Alexandria, St. Gregory the Theologian, and others. We will conclude with an
> analysis of Fr. Florovsky's own writings on atonement, followed by a panel
> This symposium is co-sponsored by the Fr. Georges Florovsky Orthodox
> Christian Theological Society at Princeton University and the School of
> Christian Vocation and Mission at Princeton Theological Seminary.
> Once a student of Fr. Georges Florovsky, Fr. George
> the Professor of Patrology/Patristics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox
> of Theology. Fr. George's many publications include several on the theology
> and writings of St. Athanasius the Great, about whom he will be speaking at
> the symposium.
> Fr. John Behr <http://www.svots.edu/team/very-rev-john-behr> is the Dean of
> St Vladimir's Seminary and Professor of Patristics, as well as the
> Distinguished Lecturer in Patristics at Fordham University. Fr. John's many
> publications include two books on St. Irenaeus of Lyon, about whom he will
> be speaking at the symposium.
> Dr. Alexis Torrance is Residential Fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for
> Advanced Study. His publications include articles on ascetic fathers in the
> Greek East, about whom he will be speaking at the symposium.
> Fr. John McGuckin <http://www.utsnyc.edu//Page.aspx?pid=300> is Professor in
> Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary,
> as well as a Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia
> University. One of Fr. John's twenty books is an intellectual biography of
> St. Gregory the Theologian, about whom he will be speaking at the symposium.
> Dr. George Parsenios
> <http://www3.ptsem.edu/Content.aspx?id=1951&menu_id=72>is Associate
> Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary.
> He is the author of two monographs on the Gospel according to St. John. Dr.
> Parsenios will discuss the doctrine of atonement in the New Testament.
> Matthew Baker is a Ph.D. student at Fordham University. His research and
> recent articles have focused on the thought of Fr. Florovsky, about whom he
> will be speaking at the symposium.
> The symposium will be held on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary
> in Princeton, NJ. All are welcome. More information about
> the schedule <http://www.princeton.edu/%7Eflorov/schedule.html> of lectures,
> lodging <http://www.princeton.edu/%7Eflorov/lodging.html>, and other topics
> is available near the top left of this page under "Symposium Quicklinks."
> Please e-mail us <florov@...> with questions.
> This is a tentative schedule. It may be modified in the coming weeks. In
> particular, some content may be added to Friday night.
> Saturday, February 12
> 8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
> 9:00 - 9:20 Morning Prayer
> 9:20 - 9:30 Welcome & Introduction
> *Part I: The First & Second Centuries*
> 9:30 - 10:30 Atonement in the New Testament (Dr. George Parsenios)
> 10:30 - 10:45 Break
> 10:45 - 11:45 Atonement in St. Irenaeus (Fr. John Behr)
> 11:45 - 1:00 Lunch Break (Participants may choose to eat at the seminary's
> cafeteria or a nearby eatery.)
> *Part II: The Fourth Century*
> 1:00 - 2:00 Atonement in St. Athanasius (Fr. George Dragas)
> 2:00 - 2:10 Break
> 2:10 - 3:10 Atonement in St. Gregory the Theologian (Fr. John McGuckin)
> 3:10 - 3:15 Short Break
> *Part III: The Fifth Century & Beyond*
> 3:15 - 3:45 Atonement in the Ascetic Fathers (Dr. Alexis Torrance)
> 3:45 - 4:15 Atonement in Fr. Georges Florovsky (Matthew Baker)
> 4:15 - 4:20 Short Break
> 4:20 - 5:00 Panel Discussion
> The featured speakers in Parts I & II will each have one hour to teach as
> they see fit. Most, possibly all, will lecture but will also leave some time
> at the end of their hour for questions and answers. The speakers in Part III
> will answer questions as part of the panel discussion. All events on
> Saturday will take place in the Erdman Center (Princeton Theological
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