Neamt, Romania 2016

Here you will find the programme of the Conference in Neamt 2016 (Romania).
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Saint Gregory Palamas Seminar
International Research into the Philosophical and Theological Work of St Gregory Palamas.

Second Meeting: 1-3 July 2016, Theological Seminary, Neamț Monastery, Romania

Social perspectives in Saint Gregory Palamas` Theology and Philosophy

Organizers: Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași; Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest.

Programme

Friday, July 1, 2016

09.00-09.15 Opening Ceremony; Welcome by the Rector of the Theological Seminary, Neamt Monastery. Address: Professor Dan Chițoiu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania; Dr. Costas Athanasopoulos, Open University, U.K.

09.15-10.45 ~ Session I
Dr. Constantinos Athanasopoulos, Open University, UK: The Orthodox Mystical Dimension of Work in the work of St Gregory Palamas: Ησυχία, Πράξις, Αργία, Σχόλη, Καιρός and Εργασία in the work of St Gregory Palamas and his follower St Nicholas Cavasilas.
Professor Manuel Sumares, Catholic University of Portugal at Braga, Portugal; Life in the Ordinary: Schmemann's Vision of the Ordo and the Hesychast.

10.45-11.00 ~ Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 ~ Session II
Dr. Tone Svetelj, Boston College, USA: Gregory Palamas and Political Hesychasm in the 14th and the 20th Century 
Dr. Rev. Fr. Marian Vild • University of Bucharest, Romania: The biblical argumentation for the communitarian life in St. Gregory of Palamas` 25 Homily (On the Sunday of All Saints)

13.00 – 14.00 ~ Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 ~ Session III
Professor John Farina, John Mason University, USA: The Five Mediations as Social Theory
Patrícia Calvário, University of Porto, Portugal: "God is the root and origin of every virtue”: the subordination of the social to the theological in Gregory Palamas’ Homilies

16.30 – 17.00 ~ Coffee break

17.00 – 18.30 ~ Session IV
Dr. Anna Palusinska, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland: Christian man and Christian society. Gregory Palamas` rejection of Hellenic anthropocentrism
Vlăduț-Ionuț Ghionoiu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania: In between Palamism and the Bulgakovian Sophiology. An Orthodox Weltanschauung?

19.00 - Dinner

Saturday, July 2, 2016

09.00-10.30 ~ Session V
Professor Rev. Fr. Nikolaos Loudovikos, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, Greece: Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus and Gregory Palamas according to Gennadios Scholarios
Professor Viorel Vizureanu • University of Bucharest, Romania: Reflections about the place of the social in Orthodoxy

10.45-11.00 ~ Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 ~ Session VI
Professor Savu Totu • University of Bucharest, Romania: Acts of love – the only way of Christian social life
Dr. Rev. Fr. Nichifor Tănase • Eftimie Murgu University of Reșița, Romania: Palamite key-concept of ἐνούσια and the enhypostatically character of the uncreated energies („ἐνούσιος, ἐνυπόστατος, ἐνύπαρκτος”, Cap. 122)

13.00 – 14.00 ~ Lunch

15.00 – 16.30 ~ Session VII
Dr. Krzysztof Korżyk • Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland: The Socio-Ethical Dimension of Inner Transformation (Metanoia) in the Thinking of Saint Gregory Palamas
Professor Dan Chițoiu • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania: Palamite Doctrine`s impact on the Eastern Europe`s Social and Cultural Identity

16.30 – 17.00 ~ Coffee break

17.00 – 18.30 ~ Round Table: Social perspectives in Saint Gregory Palamas` Theology and Philosophy

19.00 ~ Dinner

Sunday, July 3, 2016
08.00-9.30 ~ Divine Liturgy
09.30-10.00 ~ Breakfast
10.00-14.00 ~ Visiting of Monasteries in the Neamț Area: Cradle of the Moldavian Hesychasm
14.00-15.00 ~ Dinner

Information about the Neamt Theological Seminary and Moldavian Hesychasm: https://semmnt.ro/english/

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