Session Title

Theology and Literature in Medieval Asia Minor, Central and South Eastern Europe

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality of New York

Organizer Name

Theodor Damian

Organizer Affiliation

Metropolitan College of New York

Presider Name

Daniela Anghel

Presider Affiliation

Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality

Paper Title 1

De Hominis Dignitate in Gregory of Nazianzus's Poetry

Presenter 1 Name

Theodor Damian

Paper Title 2

The History and Transmission of "On Watchfulness and Holiness" by Hesychius of Sinai: A Reappraisal

Presenter 2 Name

Daniel VanderKolk

Presenter 2 Affiliation

St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary

Paper Title 3

"He who pays attention to them is illumined": Peter of Damaskos, Repetition, and Lectio Divina

Presenter 3 Name

Nathan John Haydon

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Paper Title 4

Nilus of Ancyra on the Song of Songs: A Link in the Catena

Presenter 4 Name

Clair W. McPherson

Presenter 4 Affiliation

General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church

Start Date

14-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1325

Description

This session combines the fields of theology and literature in Medieval Asia Minor, Central and South-Eastern Europe. It brings to one's attention major themes in Gregory of Nazianzus' poetry, such as human dignity, Nilus of Ancyra's comments of the Song of Songs, Hesychius of Sinai's On Watchfulness and Holiness and its influence on later theological and spiritual writings, and Peter of Damascus' thought regarding the act of repetition and the practice of lectio divina.

Theodor Damian

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May 14th, 10:00 AM

Theology and Literature in Medieval Asia Minor, Central and South Eastern Europe

Schneider 1325

This session combines the fields of theology and literature in Medieval Asia Minor, Central and South-Eastern Europe. It brings to one's attention major themes in Gregory of Nazianzus' poetry, such as human dignity, Nilus of Ancyra's comments of the Song of Songs, Hesychius of Sinai's On Watchfulness and Holiness and its influence on later theological and spiritual writings, and Peter of Damascus' thought regarding the act of repetition and the practice of lectio divina.

Theodor Damian