Conference: ‘A celebration of living theology: Engaging with the work of Andrew Louth’

Durham University in conjunction with the Department of Theology and Religion will be hosting the conference ‘A celebration of living theology: Engaging with the work of Andrew Louth’ on 9-12 July 2012 at Durham University. The conference aims to celebrate the work of Prof. Andrew Louth in the areas of Patristics, both Western and Eastern, Modern Theology and Theology as Life, as well as explore its reception outside the English-speaking world. The plenary papers will be collected into a Festschrift to be published after the conference.

Confirmed plenary speakers are:

  • Antoine Arjakovsky: ‘The orthodox theology and the future pan orthodox council’.
  • John Behr, ‘Studying the Fathers in the Twenty First Century’.
  • Mary Cunningham: ‘The concept of “image” according to an eighth-century Byzantine bishop: St Andrew of Crete’s response to ps-Dionysius the Areopagite’.
  • Pavel Gavrilyuk: ‘The Evolution of Florovsky’s Reading of Vladimir Solovyov and the Waywardness of Russian Theology’.
  • Cyril Hovorun: ‘British Patristic School: Its impact on modern Orthodox Theology’.
  • John Milbank, ‘The Far-Western Synthesis of East and West: Eriugena’s Promise for the Future’.
  • Norman Russell: ‘Living the Mystery: the limits of patristic theology as an academic discipline’.
  • Kallistos Ware: ‘The Future Path of Orthodox Thought: ‘Culture and Society’ or ‘Mystical Theology’?’.
  • Jane Baun, title tbc.
  • Augustine Casiday, title tbc.
  • Thomas Graumann, title tbc.

Short papers of twenty minutes are welcome in the areas of:

  • Patristics
  • Byzantine Fathers
  • Latin Fathers
  • Modern Christianity
  • Theology as Life
  • The Reception of Andrew Louth’s work outside the English-speaking world

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to Andrew Brower Latz at by Monday April 2nd 2012.

The conference fee is GBP£140.

Conference website: here.



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