INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CHRISTIAN-ORTHODOX THEOLOGY (2020)

DAY 6 - MAIN SESSIONS - 9 MAY 2020

DAY 6 - MAIN SESSIONS - SATURDAY 9 MAY 2020

VENUE: "BOOK CASTLE", NATIONAL LIBRARY OF GREECE, STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER
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8. Orthodox theology in the 21st century

Session A
9:30-10:30

Moderators: Fr. Vasileios Kalliakmanis, Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | Konstantinos Kornarakis, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The reconstruction of the theological paradigm

9:30-9:45 | Athanasios Vletsis, Professor, Department of Orthodox Theology, University of München, Germany  / "'The theology of the future will be ecumenical': Some considerations and suggestions on the model of theological education in the 21st century".

9:45-10:00 | Athanasios N. Papathanasiou, Lecturer, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens, Editor in Chief of the Quarterly Synaxis  / "Vacillating between paradigms and the case of 'Comparative Theology'".

21st century as the century of anthropology

10:00-10:30 | Kallistos Ware, Metropolitan of Diokleia, Emeritus Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, University of Oxford / "'In the Image and Likeness': Varying Interpretations".

10:00-10:15 | Discussion.

10:15-10:30 | Coffee break.

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9. The priorities of Orthodox theology in the 21st century and the re-organization of theological studies 

Thematic Round Table
10:30-14:00

Moderators: Job (Getcha), Archbishop of Telmessos, Dean of the Institute of Post-Graduate Studies in Orthodox Theology in Chambésy | Athanasios Vletsis, Professor, Department of Orthodox Theology, University of München.

The demand for a paradigm shift in Orthodox Theology today and the theological curricula. The organization and development of theological education in the modern landscape of knowledge production.  

10:30-10:40 | Archim. Rev. Grigorios Papathomas, Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "A proposal for an overall reform of the Theological Curricula".

10:40-10:50 | Panagiotis Skaltsis, Professor and Chair, Department of Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  / "The liturgical discourse and praxis as priorities in the re-organization of the Theological Studies in 21st century".

10:50-11:00 | Fr. Vasileios Kalliakmanis, Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / "The pastoral Science as applied theology".

11:00-11:10 | Symeon Paschalidis, Professor and Head of the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / "Ascertainments and priorities for Orthodox Theology in Greece in the 21st century".

11:10-11:20 | Thomas Ioannidis, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens  / "The dynamic of the New Testament Theology in the formation of the contemporary person".

11:20-11:30 | Sotirios Despotis, Professor and Head of the Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "The 'discovery' of body and space in Humanities in the 21st century and the challenges for 'Social’ theology'".

11:30-11:40 | Vassilios Tsigkos, Professor, Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / "Orthodox Dogmatic Theology in the third millennium: Α return to catholicity".

11:40-12:00 | Coffee break.

12:00-12:10 | Spyridon Tsitsigkos, Professor, Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "The urge to change the paradigm in orthodox theology today".

12:10-12:20 | Panoraia Koufogianni-Karkania, Associate Professor, Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "Psychology and Theological Studies in the 21st Century. An inevitable coexistence".

12:20-12:30 | Konstantinos Belezos, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "Contemporary applications of biblical hermeneutics in academic education".

12:30-12:40 | Christos Karagiannis, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "The dialectic relationship between the biblical text and archeology: Challenge – Synthesis".

12:40-12:50 | Ioannis Panagiotopoulos, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology,  School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens /  "The ecclesiological criteria for the redeployment of contemporary Theological Studies and their adjustment".

12:50-13:00 | Georgios Stavropoulos-Giouspasoglou, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "Challenges and Prospects of Patristic Studies in Greece in the 21st century".

13:00-13:10 | Athanasios Antonopoulos, Lecturer, Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "The future of Biblical Studies within the Orthodox Theological Schools: Priorities and initiatives".

13:10-14:30 | Discussion & Live Connection with the "3rd International Conference of Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care", Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari, Chania (Konstantinos Zorbas & Fr. Vasileios Kalliakmanis – Fr. Gregorios Papathomas)".

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~ Closing Ceremony of the Congress – Conclusions & Visions for the Future –  Souvenirs ~

20.00-20.45 | The closing ceremony of the international Congress "Christian-Orthodox Theology in the 21st Century" will take place on Saturday, May 9th 2020 at the Athens Byzantine and Christian Museum in the presence of His Beatitude the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Hieronymos II.

21.00-22.00  | Musical events.

 - ENSEMBE OF CHILDREN'S CHOIRS, directed by Evi Chlorou.

- "TROPOS" BYZANTINE CHORUS, directed by Konstantinos Aggelidis.

- ATHINA HIOTI.

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