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A Symposium on Creation and Ecology: Insights from Patristic and Contemporary Christian Sources, October 5-6, 2017

The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce a Symposium on Creation and Ecology: Insights from Patristic and Contemporary Christian Sources, which will be held in Brookline, Massachusetts on our campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross beginning Thursday evening, October 5, and ending on Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m., October 6, 2017. This symposium is a unique opportunity to hear from our four key-note speakers and paneliss about various ways the Patristic Tradition can be in conversation with scientific discoveries, cosmology, and our ecological realities.  The symposium will also include more recent contributions of Christian theologians and leaders, including especially the untiring work of His All Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople.

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A Symposium on
Creation and Ecology:

Insights from Patristic and Contemporary Christian Sources

 October 5-6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 7:30 P.M.

Dr. Jame Schaefer, Marquette University

Receiving the Gift of Creation with Gratitude: Insights from Basil of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, and Patriarch Bartholomew Informed by Contemporary Science

 Friday, October 6

9:15 A.M., Dr. Bruce Foltz, Eckerd College,

“The Lord Is in This Place, Yet I Did Not See It”: From the Concept of Nature to the Experience of Creation

11:00 A.M., Dr. David Goodin, McGill University,

Christology and Eco-Theology: The centrality of Cyril of Alexandria in safeguarding Ethiopian Tewahedo Church Forests

 1:00 P.M., Rev. Dr. Robert Daly, Boston College,

Ecological Euchology: "Cosmic Liturgy?"

2:15 P.M.-3:15, Closing Panel and Discussion

 This event is open to the public. Please indicate whether you plan to attend by going to the Symposium’s webpage to register. There is no cost to register for the symposium. Attendees may purchase lunch in the campus cafeteria. Please indicate whether you plan to have lunch on campus or not when you register.