Lezing door Norman Russell op 7 februari

Op donderdag 7 februari, aansluitend aan de promotie en receptie van vader Alexandros Chouliaras, gaf Norman Russell een lezing met als onderwerp ‘Saint Gregory Palamas: a theologian for our times’. De opbouw van de lezing was als volgt: 

1. The situating of Palamas in the political and theological context of the 14th century.
2. His essence/energies distinction and the reason why it was so contentious.
3. How his ideas were transmitted to the West.
4. The construction of ‘Palamism’ in the 20th century, chiefly by Martin Jugie, A.A.
5. The Orthodox response, led by Russian scholars of the Paris Institute of Saint Sergius.
6. The more nuanced Palamite theology that has been emerging in the 21st century.
7. How Palamas is contributing to current theological debates.