Easter Wishes from Volos Academy for Theological Studies
International Conference on the general theme: “Political Orthodoxy and totalitarianism in the post-communist era” May, 28-31, 2015 Sofia Center, Helsinki, Finland
Τhe International Conference on “Political Orthodoxy and Totalitarianism in a post-Communist Era,” which will be held May 28-31, 2015, in Helsinki, Finland, and is being organized by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies in cooperation with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University (New York, USA); the Chair of Orthodox Theology, Münster University (Germany); the Romanian Institute for Inter-Orthodox, Inter-Confessional and Inter-Religious Studies (INTER, Cluj-Napoca, Romania); the St Andrews Biblical Theological Institute (Moscow); the Institute for the Study of Culture and Christianity (Belgrade, Serbia); the Sankt Ignatios Orthodox Theological Academy (Stockholm, Sweden); and the European Forum of the Orthodox Schools of Theology (EFOST, Brussels), with the support of the Orthodox Metropolis of Helsinki.
The conference intends to deal with issues related to totalitarianism, the demand for freedom and democracy, the concept and the reality of “Political Orthodoxy,” and the current position of the Orthodox Church within the context of the post-communist era, with the main, but not exclusive, focus on Eastern and Central Europe. Among the issues to be addressed are the relationship between Orthodoxy and Democracy, Orthodoxy and human rights, Orthodoxy and political liberalism, secularism, theological education, religious, national, and cultural pluralism and the challenges that these diverse realities pose to the Orthodox Church and its...
Διαλέξεις του Δρ. Richard Swinburne
Η Ακαδημία Θεολογικών Σπουδών διοργανώνει δύο ανοικτές διαλέξεις με ομιλητή τον επιφανή Ομότιμο Καθηγητή του Πανεπιστημίου της Οξφόρδης Δρ. Richard Swinburne με θέμα: «Η ύπαρξη του Θεού και οι προκλήσεις της σύγχρονης αθεΐας»
1η Διάλεξη: Αθήνα, Τρίτη 5 Μαΐου 2015
Κτήριο Κωστής Παλαμάς (Ακαδημίας και Σίνα) Αθήνα, 6.00 μ.μ.
2η Διάλεξη: Βόλος, Τετάρτη 6 Μαΐου 2015
Συνεδριακό Θεσσαλίας (Μελισσάτικα) Βόλος, 6.30 μ.μ.
Ο Δρ. Richard Swinburne είναι Ομότιμος Καθηγητής Φιλοσοφίας της Χριστιανικής Θρησκείας του Πανεπιστημίου της Οξφόρδης, Επίτιμος Εταίρος του Oriel College της Οξφόρδης και Μέλος της Βρετανικής Ακαδημίας. Τα επιστημονικά του ενδιαφέροντα περιστρέφονται γύρω...
The Biblical Seminar
On March 31, 2015, a Biblical seminar, organized by the Department of the Study of the Manuscript Tradition of the New Testament, of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, was successfully held in the Building “Kostis Palamas” in Athens, on the general theme: “New Testament in Ecclesial Context”. The Seminar took place in two sessions chaired by the Academic Associate of the Volos Academy, Nikolaos Asproulis (MTh, PhD ABD). After the brief greetings by Mr. Asproulis, about the work and the activities of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, and the co-directors of the Department, Prof. Aik. Tsalampouni and Ch. Karakolis about the founding purposes of the newly founded Department and the importance of the seminar as its first official event, the key-note lecture was delivered by Christopher Tuckett, Professor of the University of Oxford on the topic “What is “New Testament Study”? The New Testament and Early Christianity”. In his lecture Professor Tuckett tried to approach what appears to be a very simply question: ‘What is New Testament Study’? given that the term ‘New Testament Studies’ is widely used, since there are many Departments or sections in universities or other institutions said to be devoted to ‘New Testament Studies’, and there is too an international scholarly society called the ‘Society for New Testament Studies’ (SNTS). What then is this discipline which gives its name to academic societies, academic posts and parts of academic institutions? In the second half of his paper Professor Tuckett discussed the possible contribution of...