INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF CHRISTIAN-ORTHODOX THEOLOGY (2020)

DAY 2 - MAIN SESSIONS - TUESDAY, 5 MAY 2020

DAY 2 - MAIN SESSIONS - TUESDAY, MAY 5th 2020

VENUE: "BOOK CASTLE", NATIONAL LIBRARY OF GREECE, STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER
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9:00-9:30 | Registration

1. Church, Theology and University

Session Α
09:30-11:30

Moderators: Apostolos Nikolaidis, Deanofthe School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Theodoros Giagou, Dean of the School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Keynote Speech

9:30-10:00 | John (Zizioulas), ElderMetropolitan of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Academy of Athens /  "Orthodox Theology today: Challenges and Perspectives".

Theological Methodology and Hermeneutics

10:00-10:15 | Rev. Fr. Vladan Perišić, Professor, Orthodox Theological Faculty, University of Belgrade, Former Professor, Faculty of Philosophy at the same University /  "Does Theology have its own Method?".

10:15-10:30 | Christos Karakolis, Professor,Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "Biblical-scientific methodology and modern Orthodox Theology: A difficult, but necessary conjunction".

10:30-10:45 | Ekaterini Tsalampouni, Associate Professor, Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / "Reading the Bible in the 21st century: developments, prospects and challenges to the Orthodox Biblical interpretation".

10:45-11:00 | Discussion.

11:00-11:30 | Coffee break.

Session Β
11:30-14:00

Moderators: Chrysostomos (Savvatos), Metropolitan of Messinia, Professor of the Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Kyrillos (Katerelos), Bishop of Abydos, Professorofthe Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Systematic Theology and Dogmatics

11:30-11:45 | Maxim Vasiljevic, Bishop of the Diocese of Western America, Serbian Orthodox Church, Alhambra-California, USA, Professor at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Belgrade University / "An existential interpretation of Dogmatics: Dogmatics liturgically understood and expressed".

11:45-12:00 | Stavros Yangazoglou, Assistant Professor,Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "Dogmatic theology as a hermeneutical and systematic exposition of the Orthodox faith today".

The Holy Canons in the 21st century: The challenge of correct interpretation and the prospect of innovating

12:00-12:15 | Theodoros Giagou, Professor, Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, Dean of the School of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / "I deride and laugh to scorn the man who is unable to discern the days of each legislation". The Canonical Tradition and its perspectives".

12:15-12:30 | Eirini Christinaki, Professor,Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens /  "The issue of the pluralistic justification in the canonical judgment. Towards a systematic theory for a model of canonical reasoning".

The Relationship between Theology and Modern Philosophy

12:30-12:45 | Christos Yannaras, Professor Emeritus, Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences / "21st century: We applaud Nietzsche while insisting on Aquinas".

12:45-13:00 | Rev. Fr. Nikolaos Loudovikos, Professor, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki / "Beyond Florovsky: Is it possible to create a Greek-Western theological ontology today?".

13:00-13:15 | Charalambos Ventis, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens /  "Critical reconsideration and Orthodox Christian Tradition: Can the two coincide?".

The Return of Ethics

13:15-13:30 | Stavros Zoumboulakis, Writer, Chair of the National Library's Supervisory Council Board of Directors, and of the Board of Directors of the "Artos Zoes" Foundation  / "The bioethical dilemmas as a creative challenge to Christian ethics".

13:30-13:45 | Rev. Fr. Isidoros Katsos, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for the Study of  Christianity, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Research Partner at the von Hügel Institute, University of Cambridge / "Human Rights as the Apple of Discord between Eastern and Western Theology".

13:45-14:00 | Discussion.

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2. Orthodox Theology and contemporary theological trends

Session C
16:00-18:00

Moderators: Thomas Ioannidis, Head of the Department of Theology, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | Symeon Paschalidis, Head ofthe Department of Pastoral and Social Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The Fathers of the Church and the 21st century Theology, Neo-patristic synthesis and contemporary theological research

16:00-16:15 | Marcus Plested, Professor, Henri de Lubac Chair, Department of Theology, Marquette University, Milwaukee /  "The return to the Fathers in modern Orthodox Theology: Neo-Patristic and sophiological perspectives".

16:15-16:30 | Rev. Fr. Andrew Louth, Professor Emeritus, University of Durham, Visiting Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centre for Eastern Orthodox Studies, Honorary Fellow of the same University /  "Beyond the Neo-Patristic Synthesis: the place of the Fathers in contemporary Orthodox theology".

16:30-16:45 | Fr. Andreas Andreopoulos,Reader, Department of Theology, Religion and Philosophy, University of Winchester /  "The problem of continuity of tradition in the Neo-patristic Synthesis".

Innovative trends and tendencies within the Orthodox Theology

16:45-17:00 | Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Visiting Fellow KU Leuven, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Religion / "I say nothing of myself': Strategies for Renewal and Change in Orthodox Theology".

17:00-17:15 | Paul Ladouceur, Adjunct Professor, Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College, University of Toronto and School of Theology and Religious Sciences at Laval University, Québec / "The future of Neo-patristic theology: Critiques and opportunities".

Orthodoxy and Fundamentalism

17:15-17:30 | Vasilios Makrides, Professor at the University of Erfurt / "Are there any endogenous factors for the development of fundamentalist tendencies within Orthodox Christianity? Critical Remarks".

17:30-17:45 | Svetoslav Ribolov, Associate Professor at the University of Sofia "St. Kliment of Ochrid" /  "Extreme right-wing ideas and trends in Slavic Orthodoxy today".

17:45-18:00 | Discussion.

18:00-18:30 | Coffee break.

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3. Theology and Culture

Session D
18:30-21:00

Moderators: Panagiotis Skaltsis, Head of the Department of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Sotirios Despotis,Head of theDepartment of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The demand for liturgical renewal

18:30-18:45 Georgios Filias, Professor, Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Member of the Special Committee on Liturgical Renewal of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece /  "The request for liturgical renewal".

18:45-19:00 Dr. Sr. Vassa Larin, Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church, Commission for Canon Law; Commission for Liturgy and Church Art / "Addressing the crisis of lay participation in Liturgy, in the Internet Age".

Theology and Mission of the Church

19:00-19:15 | Alexander (Gianniris), Metropolitan of Nigeria, Patriarchate of Alexandria / "The prophetic mission and the building of all-inclusive church communities in a non-hospitable environment. Τhe Nigerian case".

19:15-19:30 | Ambrosiοs (Zographos), Metropolitan of Korea and Exarch of Japan, Professor, Faculty of Greek and Balkan Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Ecumenical Patriarchate / "Ethnophyletism and the Witness of the Orthodox Church in the Nations".

Literature and Theology today

19:30-19:45 | Kirki Kefalea, Professor, Department of Social Theology and the Study of Religion, School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens / "Religion, Ethics and Revolution: Re-reading a religious Ode by Antonios Matesis".

19:45-20:00 | Rev. Fr. Evangelos Ganas,  Author, Electrical Engineer, National Technical University of Athens, Licentiate in Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens /  "In search of the Christian Madeleine: Intuitive literature and Christian life".

Art and Theology

20:00-20:15 | Chrysostomos Stamoulis, Professor, Department of Theology,School of Theology,Aristotle University of Thessaloniki /  "Philocalic aesthetics: the ontological core of the dialogue between theology and art".

20:15-20:30 | Rev. Fr. Stamatios Skliris, Physician, Theologian, Painter, Hagiographer, Athens / "Contemporary potentialities of the language of painting that can express Orthodox Theology alongside with the language of the Holy Fathers".

20:30-21:00 Discussion.

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