Thursday, January 26, 2017

6th Annual Fr. Georges Florovsky Patristic Symposium

(STS Press) - Feb. 24–25, 2017 at St. Tikhon’s Monastery, South Canaan PA

“Practical virtue is the steppingstone to contemplation. Labor to cultivate your soul by means of the body.” (St. Gregory the Theologian, Or. 20.12)

The “Florovsky Symposium” is an annual tradition started by a scholarly society at Princeton University. Having chosen the theme of asceticism, the organizing committee is grateful to hold this year’s proceedings at St. Tikhon’s Monastery, the oldest Orthodox Christian monastery in America.

Please join us for an evening and day of lectures, discussion, fellowship, and prayer. The Florovsky Symposium attracts scholars, clergy, and laity from around the world who are interested in combining serious scholarly inquiry with faithfulness to the Tradition of the Church.

This Year’s Theme

What part does the ascetical cultivation of body and soul play in theologizing rightly? What is the relationship between direct experience of God and the indirect knowledge of him through study of nature and of scripture and other inspired texts? How much should terms and concepts formulated by human philosophy be applied to the articulation of divinely revealed truth?

We will be asking these and other related questions in lectures and discussion...
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