Hermeneutics plays a dominant role in human intellectual reflection. Making use of various methods, humans attempt to hermeneutically define the surrounding reality, seeking to obtain the best possible understanding of their space-time existence, past and present. At the same time humans try to capture the deeper existential meaning and truth of their existence, seeking ultimately to reach, in the course of interpretation, the openness of the future. However, one is also naturally inclined to interpret whatever may exist beyond the surrounding reality, in other words what lies beyond one’s senses and experience, trying thus to satisfy an innate tendency towards the search
On May, 11-14, 2017, an international conference, organized by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies and generously sponsored by the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) was successfully held in Volos on the general theme: “Orthodox Hermeneutics of the New Testament: History, Theory, Prospects.”
After the welcome greeting by Dr. Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, in the first session chaired by him, Dr. Miltiadis Konstantinou, Dean and Professor of
The Virginia H. Farah Annual Lecture, delivered by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, the Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor of Religious Studies at Brown University (USA) on the topic “Voices of the Liturgy: Gender and Performance in the early Byzantine Church” was successfully held in Volos (Forum Conference Center) on May 3, 2017; in Thessaloniki (in the Museum of Byzantine Culture) on May 4, 2017, in cooperation with the Biblical Studies, Patristics and Christian Literature
The Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Babes-Bolyai (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and the Center of Nomocanonical Studies of the same University organized from April 26 to 28, 2017 an international conference on “The Holy and Great Council: Eschatological event or canonical normality?”. The conference was under the Auspices and Blessing of His Eminence Andrei, Metropolitan of Cluj, Maramureş and Sălaj and was organized with the support of the State Secretariat for Religious Affairs of
On May 11-14, 2017, an International Conference on the general theme
will be organized by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies (Department for the Study of the Manuscript Tradition of the New Testament).
The conference will be held at Park Hotel, (Deligiorgi str. 1, Volos), in which eminent academics and scholars from Greece and worldwide will participate. The conference will start on Thursday, May, 11, 2017 at
1st meeting of the dialogue between Theology and Psychology
On Monday, March 20th, 2017, the first meeting of the dialogue between Theology and Psychology on the topic “Marriage or love? Marriage and love!” was successfully held at crowed conference center “FORUM” (Volos). A considerable number of people attended the
On 16 and 17 March in Reykjavik (Iceland) representatives from Conference of European Churches (CEC) Member Churches in the Nordic-Baltic region gathered for the first in a series of regional consultations leading to the 15th CEC General Assembly in Novi Sad (Serbia) in June 2018.
Those gathered contributed to the discussion on the future of Europe launched last year in the CEC Open Letter and analysed the issues it