Florovsky Society — Princeton University

Symposium: The Patristic Doctrine of the Church

Short Papers

In addition to the plenary lectures described on the main site, the following short papers (20 minutes in length) will be delivered during the symposium's concurrent sessions.

St Justin the New (Popovic) on the Church of Christ
Vladimir Cvetkovic, Ph.D.
External Lecturer, University of Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark)

On the Boundaries of the Church in Russian Theology
Igor Kamennyy
Instructor of Dogmatic Theology, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary (Jordanville, NY)

The Church as Organization and Organism in Michael Novoselov (1864-1938?) and His Patristic Sources
Arkadi Choufrine, Ph.D.
Senior Bibliographic Specialist, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

The Mystical Body of Christ as an Image of the Church according to St. John Chrysostom
Rev. Dr. Gus George Christo, Protopresbyter
Dean of the St George Greek ORthodox Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Florovsky's Interpretation of the Church: A Roman Catholic Appraisal
Robert L. Fastiggi, Ph.D.
Professor of Systematic Theology, Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit, MI)

Georges Florovsky's Theology of Ecclesiastical Authority: Does It Pass the Test of Chalcedon?
Daniel J. Lattier
Ph.D. Candidate, Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)

Early Christian Understandings of the Church in St. Clement of Rome's First Letter to the Corinthians and the Shepherd of Hermas
Bruce Beck, Th.D.
Director of Pappas Patristics Institute, Holy Cross (Brookline, MA)

The Pauline Motivation of Hilary's Development of a Christocentric Ecclesiology
Ellen Scully, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology, Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall (South Orange, NJ)

The Relationship between Creation and the Church in Augustine's Confessions
Jared Ortiz
Ph.D. Candidate, Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)

The Image of the Church in Origen's Commentaries and Homilies
Ronnie Rombs, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology, University of Dallas (Dallas, TX)

The Church as Temple in the Greek Fathers
Fr. Demetrios Tonias, Ph.D.
Boston College (Chestnut Hills, MA)

The Image-Ecclesiology of Pseudo-Dionysius: The Church as the Living and Incarnate Theophany
Ryan Mitchell
M.A. Student, Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)

Mary and the Church in Germanos of Constantinople's Dormition Homilies
Fr. Gregory Roth
S.T.D. Candidate, International Marian Research Institute (Dayton, OH)

The Concept of the Church in Aphrahat's Demonstrations
James Walters
Ph.D. Student, Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ)

The Bishop as a Place of Divine Action in Ephrem's Carmina Nisibena
Philip Forness
Ph.D. Student, Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ)

Ecclesiological Theory and Ecclesiastical Practice: Writing the Church in History in 4th-Century Mesopotamia and 15th-Century Kurdistan
Thomas Carlson
Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)

Construction and transformation of Christian politeia via public ritual in John Chrysostom
Richard Barrett
Ph.D. Student, Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)

"The Place of the Dwelling of Your Glory": Liturgical Ecclesiology in the Byzantine Rite for the Consecration of a Church
Vitaly Permiakov
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Notre Dame (South Bend, IN)