ΙΙ International Academic Conference on the Apostle Paul: “RELIGIONS, INSTITUTIONS, CULTURES IN THE WORK OF THE APOSTLE PAUL. ENCOUNTER AND TRANSCEDENCE IN CHRIST”

Raphael, St Paul Preaching in Athens (1515), Royal Collection of the United Kingdom

ΙΙ International Academic Conference on the Apostle Paul:
“RELIGIONS, INSTITUTIONS, CULTURES IN THE WORK OF THE APOSTLE PAUL. ENCOUNTER AND TRANSCEDENCE IN CHRIST”
 
The Center for the Study of the Apostle Paul, a research initiative of the School of Pastoral and Social Theology, seeks to promote and cultivate Pauline studies. In this context the Center, in collaboration with the Network of Textual and Hermeneutic Ecclesiastical Tradition (THET) of Aristotle University and with the support of the Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki, announces the organization of an International Academic Conference under the theme:
“RELIGIONS, INSTITUTIONS, CULTURES IN THE WORK OF THE APOSTLE PAUL. ENCOUNTER AND TRANSCEDENCE IN CHRIST”
The Conference will be held at the Faculty of Theology of Aristotle University on Tuesday, 12 May and Wednesday, 13 May 2015.
The purpose of the Conference is to examine and study the way in which the Apostle Paul, and, more broadly, the early Pauline communities, dealt with the multi-religious and multi-cultural society of their day. The objective of the Conference is to gain a deeper understanding and to bring to light the theological logic and social practice that the apostolic tradition bequeathed to us concerning these issues.
The Gospel encountered the ancient world within the diverse oikoumene of the Roman Empire and peacefully attained to the transcendence of all extant disparities and discriminations within the early church. Wondrously, this encounter and transcendence in Christ continues in the life of the Christians and constitutes, especially today, a challenge for deeper awareness and study on the part of contemporary man, who is troubled and suffers from the great antitheses and conflicts of our age.
The contributions will focus on multiple approaches of the work of the apostle Paul regarding the theme of the Congress, such as the exegesis of the Pauline texts in their surrounding context, the examination of their hermeneutical appropriation by the patristic and ecclesiastical tradition, the interpretation of their theological imprint on liturgical and nomocanonical texts, the reinterpretation of Pauline texts within the contemporary social setting.
 
Speakers from abroad:
Daniel Gerber, University of Strasbourg
Denis Fricker, University of Strasbourg
Anne Pénicaud, Catholic University of Lyon
Nathalie Siffer, University of Strasbourg
Vasile Mihoc, University of Sibiu, Romania
 

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Date: 
Tuesday, 12 May, 2015 to Wednesday, 13 May, 2015