3rd International Conference | Program

The Science and Orthodox Christianity relationship: past-present-future
Athens | National Hellenic Research Foundation November 29 - December 1, 2018

 

Day 1 | Thursday, November 29, 2018

09:00-11:00 Session 1 | Opening Session
Chair: Efthymios Nicolaidis,
Research Director, Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation | Director of Project SOW

Welcome addresses & presentation of Project SOW’s achievements

Keynote address:
Richard Swinburne,
Professor Em. of Philosophy, University of Oxford
Our minds move our bodies - the implausibility of the causal closure of the physical

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Session 2 | Philosophy between Science and Orthodox Theology
Chair: Maria Protopapa-Marneli,
Director, Research Center for Greek Philosophy, Academy of Athens

Alexey Nesteruk, Russian Christian Academy of Humanities, St Petersburg | University of Portsmouth
The Dialogue between Theology and Science, and an Irreducible Ambiguity in Hermeneutics of the Subject: A Phenomenological Analysis

Tatiana Litvin, Assoc. Prof., Dept of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Russian Christian Academy of the Humanities, St. Petersburg
Knowledge of God and the phenomenological foundations of religious experience: modern interpretations

Haralampos Ventis, Ass. Professor, Dept of Social Theology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
The Enduring Temptation of Scientistic Reductionism as the Secular equivalent to Religious Literalism

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:00 Session 3 | Orthodoxy and the Scientific Mind
Chair: Sergey Demidov,
Professor, Dept of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow State University

Andrew Briggs, Professor of Nanomaterials, University of Oxford
How the material world calls us to something beyond itself

Rev. Kirill Kopeikin, Senior Lecturer of Theology, St. Petersburg Orthodox Theological Academy
Science and theology: the prospects for a fruitful mutually beneficial cooperation

George Meskos, Mechanical Engineer | Dr in Theology
Science at the edge of Eternity

16:00-16:20 Coffee break

16:20-17:50 Session 4 | Science and Religion between East and West
Chair: Aleksandar Petrović,
Professor, Dept of Philology, University of Belgrade

Rev. Antoine Melki, Assoc. Professor, Dept of Computer Science, University of Balamand
The Antiochian Scientific Mindset: its Evolution and Contemporary Challenges

Rev. Doru Costache, Senior Lecturer in Patristic Studies, Sydney College of Divinity
Anthropology at the Crossroads: The Contribution of Panayiotis Nellas

Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director, Volos Academy for Theological Studies | Lecturer, Hellenic Open University | Research Fellow, KU Leuven
The Disenchantment of the World in Eastern Orthodox Tradition and its Importance for a Constructive Dialogue Between Orthodoxy and Science, East and West

17:50-18:10 Coffee break

18:10-19:40 Session 5 | Science and Religion between East and West
Chair: Rev. Christopher Knight,
Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge

Rev. François Euvé, Theologian, Centre Sèvres-Facultés Jésuites de Paris
The scientific vision of the world and the theology of creation: Is there a difference between East and West?

David Bradshaw, Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky
Perceiving Nature As It Is: The Divine Logoi and the Divine Energies

Petros Vasiliadis, Em. Prof., Director of the “Orthodox Ecumenical Theology” inter-Orthodox post-graduate program of International Hellenic University
The anthropological dimension of the orthodoxy-science relation

20:00 Participants’ Dinner

 

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Day 2 | Friday, November 30, 2018

09:30-11:00 Session 6 | Nature and Bioethics
Chair: Aleksandra Stevanović,
Department for History and Philosophy of Natural Sciences and Technology, University of Belgrade

Rev. Panagiotis Kapodistrias, Master of Theology, Holy Metropolis of Zakynthos and Strophades
The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the “green Patriarch” as the spearhead of a new ecological ethos and change of mentality concerning the natural environment

Suzana Polić, Director, Central Institute for Conservation, Belgrade | Senior Scientific Associate, University of Belgrade
Dialogue between the technologist and the theologian on electronic personality

Bruce Foltz, Professor Emer. of Philosophy, Eckerd College
Orthodox Christianity and the Archaic Experience of Nature

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 Session 7 | Nature and Bioethics
Chair: Konstantinos Konstantinidis,
M.D., Urology Surgeon | President, Andrology Institute of Athens

Sergey Krivovichev, Professor, St. Petersburg State University | Chairman, Kola Science Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences
Information and the hierarchy of nature: theological implications

Gayle Woloschak, Northwestern University School of Medicine | Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Lutheran School of Theology
Orthodox Perspectives on Gene Editing: Ramifications of CRISPR Technology

Maria Bouri, Pediatrician, MA Medical Humanities, Dip Palliative Medicine, Νational Primary Health Network, Greece
Medicine, suffering and death: palliation and the ethics of caring for those we cannot cure

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:00 Session 8 | Historical Aspects of the Science-Orthodoxy relationship
Chair: Meropi Morfouli,
SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris & Jeremie Lachaume, Scient. Collaborator of Project SOW

Alexandre Kostov, Director of Research, Institute for Balkan Studies, Sofia
Ivaylo Nachev, Researcher, Institute for Balkan Studies, Sofia
Ecology and environment from an Orthodox perspective: current encounters in Bulgaria

Sandy Sakorrafou, Historian of Science, Hellenic Open University
Science, Religion and Bioethical Issues in Greek Orthodox Journals (1998 to the present)

Adrian Lemeni, Professor, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Bucharest University
The iconic structure of reason, testified by the Patristic Tradition: A significant aspect in the ecclesial approach of the relationship between Orthodox theology and science

16:00-16:20 Coffee break

16:20-17:50 Session 9 | Historical Aspects of the Science-Orthodoxy relationship
Chair: Kostas Tampakis,
Researcher, Project SOW, IHR/NHRF

Donald Yerxa, Editor, Fides et Historia
Science and Religion in Historical Perspective: Some Thoughts from the Engaged Periphery

Peter Harrison, Director, Inst. for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Queensland
Comparative Histories and the Emergence of Modern Science

Vasilios Makrides, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Erfurt
Religion Matters: Why has a Scientific Revolution not Taken Place in the Orthodox East?

17:50-18:10 Coffee break

18:10-20:10 Session 10 | Round Table: The Future of the Science-Orthodoxy relationship
Directed by: Efthymios Nicolaidis,
Research Director, Institute of Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation | Director of Project SOW

And with the participation of:
Alexey Bodrov,
Founder & Rector, St Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute, Moscow
Rev. Nikolaos Loudovikos, Professor, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki
Magdalena Stavinschi, Director, Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality, Society, Bucharest

 

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Day 3 | Saturday, December 1, 2018
Workshop: “Psychoanalysis and Orthodox Theology”

9:00-11:15 Session 1
Chair: Maria Bouri,
Pediatrician, MA Medical Humanities, Dip Palliative Medicine, Νational Primary Health Network, Greece

Evdoxie Delli, Researcher, Research Center for Greek Philosophy, Academy of Athens | Researcher, Project SOW
The interdisciplinary encounter of Orthodox Theology and psychoanalysis as a key aspect of the dialogue between Orthodoxy and sciences

Athanasios Alexandridis, M.D., PhD, Child Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst
The genealogy of the “religious” into psychic space

Steven-John M. Harris, PhD, Center for Depth Psychology, Inc.
Truth is a Double-Edged Sword: A Brief History of the Dialogue Between Psychoanalysis and Christianity

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-13:30 Session 2
Chair: Rev. Vasileios Thermos,
Assoc. Professor, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens | Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Rev. Nikolaos Loudovikos, Professor, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki
Philosophical and Biblical Theology and the Discovery of the Unconscious: Preliminary Remarks

Rev. Stephen Muse, Director of Counselor Training and Clergy-in-Kairos Program of the Pastoral Institute, Columbus, GA, U.S.A.
Shame and Overcoming the Mechanisms of Defense in response to sin and trauma: Reflections on psychoanalytic parallels with the Patristic idea of vainglory [kenodoxia], repentance, confession and healing.

13:30-15:00 Lunch Break

15:00-16:45 Session 3
Chair: Rev. Stavros Kofinas,
Coordinator of the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care, Psychotherapist

Dimitrios Kyriazis, M.D., PhD, Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst HSPP/IFPS
Influences of Christian Thought on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice

Rev. Vasileios Thermos, Assoc. Professor, University Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens | Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Tracing Judeo-Christian elements in Psychoanalysis: a path for renewing Western Civilization

16:45-17:15 Coffee break

17:15-19:00 Session 4
Chair: Evdoxie Delli
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Researcher, Center for Philosophical Research, Academy of Athens | Researcher, Project SOW

Petar Jevremovic, Psychologist-Psychoanalyst | Professor, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
Modern Psychoanalysis and Orthodox Theology

Konstantinos Emmanouilidis, M.D., PhD, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst
Clinical and pastoral similarities and differences between clergy - spirituals and psychiatrists - psychoanalysts

 

 

 
 
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