On 21 June, the presentation of the book Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology by Revd. Prof. Andrew Louth was the occasion for a small colloquium. At the colloquium we took up themes explored by 20th century thinkers of the Russian emigration, who tried to bring their patristic past into dialogue with contemporary Western ideas. One of the themes of the Orthodox diaspora is the ‘realm’ between the Creator and the created world. Who or what negotiates the abyss?
13:00 Prof. Dr. Wim Janse, Vice-Rector and Dean of the Faculty of Theology presents Fr Andrew’s book Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology
13:15 Dr. Ivana Noble (Ecumenical Institute, Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague), Introduction
13:45 Revd. Prof. Andrew Louth, Theology of in-between
15:00 Very Revd. Prof. John Behr (Dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and Professor of Patristics, New York), Older that the World: The Virgin as Mediatrix
15:45 Revd. Dr. Michael Bakker, Into the Abyss
16:30 Discussion led by Dr. Ivana Noble