Patristic Symposium 2011

St Gregory of Nyssa

Convened by Very Rev. Dr Doru Costache and Dr Philip Kariatlis

Keynote papers by Dr Anna Silvas, FAHA (UNE, Armidale NSW) and Dr Bronwen Neil (ACU, Brisbane QLD)

Select proceedings from this Symposium have been published as peer reviewed journal articles in St Andrew's Theological Review, Phronema 27:2 (2012). This issue of Phronema was edited by the Symposium's convenors, and its contents can be viewed Phronema.

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31 August 2011

His Eminence Archbishop STYLIANOS of Australia

Opening Welcome (10mins)

      Dr Anna M. Silvas FAHA (keynote paper)

      Recovering Gregory of Nyssa's Lost Letter to the Monk Philip: Threading the Way Between the Greek, the Latin and the Syriac (Keynote Paper)  (61mins)

      Colour Handout  (2.1 MB)

      Book Launch of Dr Philip Kariatlis' Church as Communion: The Gift and Goal of Koinonia (24mins)

      published by ATF Press and St Andrew's Orthodox Press

      7 September 2011

      Dr Margaret Beirne

      Spiritual Enrichment through Exegesis: St Gregory of Nyssa and the Scriptures (38mins)

        Dr Ken Parry

        Gregory of Nyssa and the Legacy of Universal Salvation in the Christian East (35mins)

        Questions & Answers (11mins)

          14 September 2011

          Capt. Adam Couchman

          'No Longer Slave Nor Free': The Theological Foundations of Gregory of Nyssa's Polemic Against Slavery (39mins)

            21 September 2011

            Rev. Alan Galt

            What it Means to be Human: St Gregory of Nyssa and Pastoral Ministry Today (34mins)

              Mr Mario Baghos

              Apokatastasis in the Catechetical Oration of St Gregory of Nyssa: From Incarnation to Baptism and Beyond (31mins)

                28 September 2011

                Dr Bronwen Neil (keynote paper)

                Divine Providence in Gregory of Nyssa and his Theological Milieu (Keynote Paper) (42mins)

                Handout (80 KB)

                Rev. Dr Doru Costache

                Approaching St Gregory of Nyssa's Apology of the Hexaemeron: Further Insights into the Cappadocian Views on Creation (43mins)

                Slide Presentation (1 MB)