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On May 11-14, 2017, an International Conference on the general theme

“Orthodox Hermeneutics of the New Testament: History, Theory and Prospects”

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 5.00 pm, and will end on Sunday, May, 14, 2017 after the Divine Liturgy.
The language of the conference will be both English and Greek with simultaneous translation. The conference is generously sponsored by the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD).

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In the next days the conference program will be available at the Volos Academy official website:

Volos Academy for Theological Studies
Conference on Orthodox Hermeneutics of the New Testament
11th-14th May, 2017
Volos, Greece


Thursday, 11th May, 2017
17:30 – Opening session – welcome greetings
1st Session (Chair: Pantelis Kalaitzidis)
18:00-18:30 - The Old Testament in the New Testament: An Orthodox-Hermeneutical Perspective Miltiadis Konstantinou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
18:30-19:00 - The Potential and Limitations of Intertextuality
Kyriakoula Papademetriou – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
2nd Session (Chair: Dimitris Kyrtatas)
19:00-19:30 - Patristic Exegesis of the New Testament and Its Relationship with Contemporary Orthodox Hermeneutics
John Fotopoulos - Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
19:30-20:00 - History, Theory and Application of New Testament Reception in Orthodox Hermeneutics
Cosmin Pricop - University of Bucharest, Romania
20:00 Dinner

Friday, 12th May, 2017
3rd Session (Chair: Michalis Chatzigiannis)
9:00-9:30 - Orthodox Hermeneutics of the New Testament and the Historic-Critical Method
Moschos Goutzioudis – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
9:30-10:00 - Synchronic and Post-Modern Approaches to the New Testament in Orthodox-Hermeneutical Perspective
Charalampos Atmatzidis - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
10:00-10:30 – Coffee Break

4th Session (Chair: John Fotopoulos)
10:30-11:00 - Manuscript Tradition and Its Significance for New Testament Orthodox Hermeneutics
Ioannis Karavidopoulos – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
11:00-11:30 - Canon and Apocryphal Literature in New Testament Orthodox Hermeneutics
Ekaterini Tsalampouni – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1st  Seminar (Chair: Charalampos Atmatzidis)
11:30-13:00 – New Testament Orthodox Hermeneutics in Dialogue with Systematic Theology and the Theology of Pastoral Care and Mission: Mt 28:16-20 as a Test-Case
Athanasios Despotis - University of Bonn, Germany
Athanasios N. Papathanasiou - Hellenic Open University / Journal "Synaxi"
Nikolaos Asproulis - Volos Academy for Theological Studies, Volos
13:00 Lunch
1st Round Table (Chair: Christos Karakolis)
18:00-19:30 – New Testament Orthodox Hermeneutics and Hermeneutics of Other Church Traditions
John Fotopoulos – St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Reimund Bieringer - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Jeff Baldwin - Hellenic Biblical College¬
19:30-20:00 Discussion
20:00 Dinner

Saturday, 13th May, 2017
2nd Seminar (Chair: Reimund Bieringer)
9:00-10:30 New Testament Orthodox Hermeneutics, Gender Studies and Sociological Approaches: 1 Cor 11 as a Test-Case
Jorunn Økland - University of Oslo, Norway / Norwegian Institute at Athens
Bru Wallace - Christian Brothers University, Memphis, USA
Lauri Thurén  - University of Eastern Finland

10:30 Coffee break

5th Session (Chair: Jorunn Økland)
10:30-11:00 – New Testament Orthodox Hermeneutics in Eastern Europe: Background and Future Perspectives
Predrag Dragutinovic - University of Belgrade, Serbia
11:00-11:30 – New Testament Hermeneutics in the Third World: The Challenge of an Emerging New Paradigm
Reimund Bieringer - Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
6th Session (Chair: Miltiadis Konstantinou)
12:00-12:30 - Worship and the Text of the New Testament: the Example of Eucharistic Hermeneutics
Petros Vasileiadis – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
12:30-13:00 –Text and Translation in Contemporary Orthodox New Testament Hermeneutics
Simon Crisp - Nida Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA / United Bible Societies
13:00 Lunch
2nd Roundtable (Chair: Ekaterini Tsalampouni)
17:00-18:30 – New Testament Orthodox Hermeneutics: Past, Present and Future
Vasileios Tzerpos - Journal "Theologia"
Athanasios Antonopoulos – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Christos Karakolis - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
18:30-20:00 – Conclusions – General discussion
20:00 Dinner

Sunday, 14th May, 2017
Liturgy at the Church of Melissatika