Trinity College

Seminar: Orthodox Political Theology for the 21st Century

Saturday 9 January, 11am to 1pm

Orthodox Political Theology for the 21st Century

The Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College is hosting a seminar in January with Artistotle Papanikolaou, Pantelis Kalaitzidis and Perry Hamalis, three leading contemporary Orthodox theologians, on the topic of 'Orthodox Political Theology for the 21st Century'.

The seminar will be held in the Rigby Room of St Hilda's College, on Saturday 9 January 2016, from 11am to 1pm.

Artistotle Papanikolaou is Professor of Theology, Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University, New York. He is the author of the ground-breaking book The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy and of Being with God: Trinity, Apophaticism, and Divine-Human Communion and co-editor of Orthodox Constructions of the 'West', Orthodox Readings of Augustine, and Thinking through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars.

Pantelis Kalaitzidis is Director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, now the most dynamic theological institution in Greece. He is the author of Orthodoxy and Poltical Theology (in English) and has published or edited The Church and Eschatology; Gender and Religion: The Role of the Women in the Church; Orthodoxy and Modernity; Turmoil in Post-War Theology: The Greek 'Theology of the 60s'; and Orthodoxy and Hellenism in Contemporary Greece (in Greek).

Perry Hamalis is the Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion at North Central College in Illinois. Dr Hamalis teaches and pursues scholarship in the field of Religious Ethics, with special interest in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, virtue ethics, and the intersection of religion and political philosophy. His works have been published in Studies in Christian Ethics, the Journal of Religion, the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, the Greek Orthodox Theological Review, and in numerous encyclopedias. He has contributed essays to edited volumes including The Orthodox Christian World (Routledge, 2012), Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration (Fordham University Press, 2013), and Thinking through Faith (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2008).  His forthcoming monograph, Formed by Death: Insights for Ethics from Eastern Orthodox Christianity, will be published shortly by University of Notre Dame Press. He also serves as a consultant to the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches.

You will not want to miss this wonderful opportunity to share some time with three leading Orthodox scholars.

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