Orthodox Diaspora: a Place in-between – a Place of Encounter – a Place for Theology

On 21 June, the presentation of the book Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology by Revd. Prof. Andrew Louth was the occasion for a small colloquium. At the colloquium we took up themes explored by 20th century thinkers of the Russian emigration, who tried to bring their patristic past into dialogue with contemporary Western ideas. One of the themes of the Orthodox diaspora is the ‘realm’ between the Creator and the created world. Who or what negotiates this abyss?
 
The lectures are now available as web lectures.
You can watch them on-line on the VU website.
Another possibility is to use the program iTunes which
can be installed on any computer. With this program you
can download each lecture and watch it off-line on a device
such as an iPad. The colloquium lectures are part of the
Theology collection of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
 in iTunesU (as is the Hermitage Lecture Series)
 
Programme:
13:00 Prof. Dr. Wim Janse, Vice-Rector and Dean of the Faculty of Theology presents Fr Andrew’s book Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology
13:15 Dr. Ivana Noble (Ecumenical Institute, Protestant Theological Faculty of Charles University, Prague), Introduction
13:45 Revd. Prof. Andrew Louth, Theology of in-between
15:00 Very Revd Prof. John Behr (Dean of St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and Professor of Patristics, New York), Older than the World: The Virgin as Mediatrix
15:45 Revd. Dr. Michael Bakker, Into the Abyss
16:30 Discussion led by Dr. Ivana Noble