The Patristic day 2023: Origen of Alexandria and His Legacy
Origen of Alexandria is one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity. His reputation in the history of Christianity is, however, a disputed one, because of the charges of heresy which were directed against him after his death. In the 20th century, a new scholarly interest in Origen’s work was sparked, and this interest is still very much alive among scholars of early Christian studies worldwide. This year’s Patristic day will be devoted to Origen and his legacy.
10.30 Carl Johan Berglund, Docent in Biblical Exegesis, Åbo Akademi University: Origen, death, and martyrdom
11.00 Miriam De Cock, PhD in Religious Studies, Dublin City University: A re-evaluation of Origen as homilist in light of Codex Monacensis Graecus 314
11.30 Lavinia Cerioni, PhD in Theology and Religious Studies, Aarhus University: Origen and Valentinianism: The history of a heretic legacy?
13.15 Samuel Rubenson, Professor in Church History, Lund University: Why was Origen condemned?
13.45 Giovanni Hermanin de Reichenfeld, PhD in Theology and Religious Studies, Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, Rome: Origen’s Legacy: Christianity as a Transformation
14.45 Anders-Christian Jacobsen, Professor in Systematic Theology, Aarhus University: Origen’s understanding of human freedom – its reception and rejection
15.15 Valeria Dessy, PhD in Theology, Aarhus University: An interpretation of Adolf von Harnack’s system of Origen
15.45 Panel discussion with the speakers and Hans Engdahl, Former Extraordinary Professor in Theology, University of the Western Cape
17.00 Collegium Patristicum Lundense annual meeting
18.30 Dinner (LUX staff dining room)
Registration (if you plan to partake at dinner) to Katarina Pålsson (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 15. Registration fee: 300 SEK. The fee can be paid in advance to pg 17 46 32-0, or on the spot.
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