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Organization of panels and participation of the Director and Academic Associates of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies in the 2nd Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, Italy

 

Theology and Literature in an open dialogue

Thursday, March 7, 2019, Hotel Aemilia, Sala Bologna

8:30-10:45 a.m.

 

Panelists:

Marios Kyparissis Moros , PhD candidate, Faculty of Letters, University of Thessaloniki

Dr. Francesca Bocca-Aldaqre , Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Visiting Fellow, KU Leuven, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Religion

Agata Starownik , Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Uniwersytet Warszawski

Ilze Stikane , University of Latvia

Chair: Marios Kyparissis Moros, University of Thessaloniki

 

Scripture and Theology 2019: Moving from Scripture to theology

Thursday, March 7, 2019, Hotel Aemilia, Sala Bologna

2:30-4:30 p.m.

 

Panelists:

Tomas Bokedal , NLA University College / University of Aberdeen (U.K.)

Michael Borowski , World Evangelical Alliance

Mark Elliott , St. Andrew’s University (Scotland)

Nikolaos Asproulis, Deputy Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies

Ludger Jansen , Ruhr Universitat Bochum (Germany)

 

Migration and Global Citizenship

Wednesday March 6, 2019, Palazzo Isolan - Sala Degu Specchi

10:45 a.m.-12:45 a.m.

 

Panelists:

Alessia Passareli , Study Center Confronti (Italy)

Giorgos Vlantis , Director, Council of Christian Churches in Bavaria (ACK), Academic Associate of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies

Nikos Vasilopoulos , Panteion University, Athens

Giulia Dalmonte , World Student Christian Federation – Europe

Chair: Katerina Pekridou Executive Secretary for Theological Dialogue, Conference of European Churches (CEC, Brussels)

The panel is organized in cooperation with the Conference of European Churches (CEC)

 

Advancing Academic Theology within Eastern Christianity: Prospects for Enhanced Academic Quality among Eastern Christian Institutions

Wednesday March 6, 2019, Salottino Pascoli – Fscire

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

 

Panelists:

Dr. Michael Hjälm , Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Stockholm, Dean of the Sankt Ignatios Orthodox Academy (Sweden)

Dr. Alexei Bodrov , Rector, St. Andrews Biblical Theological Institute (Moscow), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dr. Michael Bakker , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Visiting Fellow, KU Leuven, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Religion)

 

Eastern Christianity in the intersection between theology and social anthropology

Wednesday March 6, 2019, Aemilia Hotel, Sala Bologna

2:30-4.30 p.m. and 4.45-6:45 p.m.

 

Panelists:

Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis (Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Visiting Fellow KU Leuven, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Religion),

Religion, Nation, Community: Setting the Agenda of the Dialogue Between Orthodox Theology and Social Anthropology

Dr. Frances Kostarelos (Professor, Governors State University, Chicago),

Collective Memory, Ethnic Identity, and Contested Discourses and Practices Shaping Contemporary Institutions and Lived Experiences of Members in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOARCH)

Dr. Efstratios Psaltou (Institute of Educational Policy, Greece),

“Charismatic” Elders: an Anthropological Approach to a Current Form of Religiosity in Greece and North-East Europe

Costis Drygianakis MA (Volos Academy for Theological Studies–Department of Chanting Art and Musicology),

Identities and Naratives round the Chanting Lectern. The Chanting Territory of the Eastern Orthodox Church

Dr. Vassiliki Yiakoumaki (Assistant Professor, University of Thessaly),

On the Awkwardness of “Multiculturalism”: Greek Church and other Actors at Moments of Official “Endorsement”

Chair: Costis Drygianakis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies)

 

What is Theology? The Quest for Hermeneutics in Orthodox Theology

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Aemilia Hotel, Sala Bologna

2.30-4.30 p.m. and 4:45-6:45 p.m.

 

Panelists:

Dr. Thomas Cattoi (Professor, Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, U.S.A.),

Context or tradition? The importance of “ressourcement” in the era of contextual theology

Dr. Ivana Noble (Professor, Protestant Theological Faculty, Charles University, Czech Republic),

The Role of Humility in Dogmatic Theology

Dr. Tim Noble (Charles University, Czech Republic),

The Role of Humility in Dogmatic Theology

Dr. Viorel Coman (FWO Research Fellow, KU Leuven),

The Concept of “Open Sobornicity” as an Hermeneutic of Receptivity in Orthodox Theology

Dr. Michael Borowski (Independent Researcher),

What is Theology? The Quest for theological method and theological hermeneutics in Evangelical Theology

Respondent: Brandon Gallaher (Lecturer,University of Exeter, U.K.)

Chair: Nikolaos Asproulis (Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Hellenic Open University)

The panel is organized in cooperation with the School of Theology and Religious Studies of Exeter University (U.K.) and the University of Santa Clara (U.S.A.)

 

Lay People in Contemporary Orthodox Christianity: Identity, Vocation, Challenges

Monday March 4, 2019, Hotel Aemilia, Sala Bologna

2:30-4:30 and 4.45-6.45 p.m.

 

Panelists:

Dr. Viorel Coman, FWO Research Fellow, KU Leuven (Belgium)

Dr. Frances Kostarelos, Professor, Governors State University, Chicago (U.S.A.)

Olga Lossky, Independent Scholar (France/United Kingdom)

Dr. Nikolaos Asproulis, Deputy Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies

Dr. Petre Maican, University of Aberdeen (U.K.)

 

 

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