Orthodox Christian Conference in NY: “Beauty Will Save the World”

September 19, 2011  []

The Sophia Institute for Orthodox Thought and Culture will hold its fourth annual conference on Friday December 2, 2011 on the campus of Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

The theme of this year’s conference is:”Beauty Will Save the World”: The Notion of the Beautiful in Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Keynote speakers include the Orthodox philosopher David Bentley-Hart, Robert Bird (Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago), Peter Jeffery (Musicology, Notre Dame), and Daniel Munteanu (Bamberg University).

In addition to keynote lectures, there will be a series of panels examining the notion of the beautiful in various aspects of Orthodox thought and culture including art, music, literature, film, media, spirituality, patristics, ethics, and dogmatic theology.

Interested scholars are invited to present 20-minute talks at the panel sessions.

Read more here.

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George Patsourakos October 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

The notion of the beautiful in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is something that Orthodox Christians tend to take for granted too often.

Indeed, the Eastern Orthodox Churches — with their beautiful domes and crosses on the outside as well as their beautiful icons and paintings inside — are the most beautiful churches in the world.

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