Florovsky Symposium 2016
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Florovsky Symposium 2016

Bringing forth treasures new and old:

Themes in Contemporary Orthodox Theology

In Memory of Fr Matthew Baker

May 7, 2016

at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline MA

The Pappas Patristic Institute at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline MA, where both Fr Georges Florovsky and the late Fr Matthew Baker taught, will host this year’s symposium. The conference will examine themes in contemporary Orthodox theology, framed by the interests and concerns of both Florovsky and the late Fr Matthew Baker, an instrumental figure in the work of previous symposia. Fr Matthew’s budding vocation as both scholar and priest was cut short by his tragic death at the beginning of Lent 2015. As a tribute to his memory and a furtherance of his legacy, this year’s symposium will feature three plenary speakers covering broad themes inspired by his life and work:

  • Alexis Torrance (University of Notre Dame), on the theological thought and legacy of Fr Matthew Baker
  • Alexis Klimoff (Vassar College), on the past, present, and future of publishing the writings of Fr Georges Florovsky
  • Marcus Plested (Marquette University), on Orthodox engagement with Western Christian thought
  • Panel and discussion (Nick Marinides and invited panelists)

Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers

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