Philokalia, July 5-7, 2019, Braga, Portugal

St Gregory Palamas Seminar: International Conference on the Philosophy and Theology of Philokalia
July 5th-7th, 2019, Monsul/ Braga, Portugal
(with the Blessing of his Eminence the Metropolitan of Spain and Portugal Mr Polykarpos -Ecumenical Patriarchate).


July 5th

the gathering

17h15 : Ecclesiastical blessings; greetings; introductions and practicalities

18h00: First Conference:
Constantinos Athanasopoulos (Open University, UK), “Philokalia and Saint Gregory Palamas: Guidance on the Interpretation of Key Philosophical and Theological Texts”
18h45: Second Conference:
Oleg Dushin (University of Saint Petersburg), “Theology as a Practice of Life”

20h00: Dinner

July 6th

9h00 Third Conference:
Anna Palusinski (Catholic University of Lublin), “Philosophical Categories of Theory of Icon, Hierarchy, Participation, and Theosis”

9h45 Fourth Conference:
Viorel Vizureanu, (University of Bucharest), “Secularising Christian Asceticism: the Philosophical Perspective of Descartes – Method versus Prayer”

Coffee, etc.: 10h30 – 11h00

11h00 Fifth Conference:
António Jorge Barbosa (Porto), “The Primacy of Affectivity: The Heart according to M. Henry and the Philokalia”

11h45 Sixth Conference
Liviu Barbu (Institute of Christian Orthodox Studies, UK), “Spiritual Direction in the Philokalic Tradition”

Lunch 13h00

15h00 Seventh Conference
Luis Carneiro (University of Porto), “The Role of Ascesis in Orthodox Theology”

15h45 Eighth Conference
Alexandra Vinakova (University of Saint Petersburg) “On the Duality of Death according to Gregory Palamas)

16h45 coffee, etc.

17h15 Ninth Conference
Wojceich Mical, ( Pontifical Academy of Theology, Krakow) “The Tripatrite Theory of the Soul in Saint Gregory Palamas”

18h30 Vespers

19h45 Dinner

July 7th

10h00 Divine Liturgy

12h30 Lunch

14h30 Tenth Conference

Manuel Sumares (Catholic University of Portugal), “Yannaras’ Critique of the Western Reception of the Modern Philokalia”