Tuesday, May 6, 2014

8th Annual Summer Patristic Studies Program scheduled

(NAPS) - The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute is again pleased to offer its week-long Summer Patristic Studies Program on the campus of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA on July 20-25, 2014. This is a unique opportunity to study and discuss classic texts of the early Church through small group-study led by doctoral candidates and brief lectures led by our instructors. The intended audience for the program includes theology and religious studies students at the masters and undergraduate levels, along with clergy, lay people, and undergraduates with an interest in learning more about the Church Fathers. Doctoral-level students are also encouraged to participate.

The current list of courses for this summer includes:
  • Grace and Free Will After Augustine, led by Dr. Brian Matz, Carroll College
  • Approaches to Prayer in the Early Church, led by Dr. George Tsakiridis, South Dakota State University
  • Reading Scripture with the Fathers: Studies in Patristic Hermeneutics, led by Dr. Bruce Beck, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
  • Exploring the Ancient Baptismal Liturgies, led by Teva Regule, Boston College
  • The Problem of Evil in the Writings of the Fathers, led by Dr. David K. Goodin, McGill University, Montreal
  • Interpretation of Hosea in the Patristic Tradition, led by Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
The program goes from Sunday evening, July 20, through Friday afternoon, July 25. Each course will be offered daily during a three-hour session. Each participant will have the opportunity to take two courses (see below for more details on the schedule and methodology). For attendees needing lodging, housing will be provided on campus

To register for the program, or for more information, please send an email to the Pappas Patristic Institute at pappaspatristic@comcast.net at your earliest convenience. We will then send you a registration form to fill out. Please register at your earliest convenience to facilitate planning.

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