Florovsky Society — Princeton University

Symposium: The Patristic Doctrine of Scripture

Short Papers

***Concurrent Session I on Friday (Choose One Paper)***


"It is Time for the Lord to Act": Timefulness (not Timelessness) as an Orthodox Approach to the Scriptures
Edith Mary Humphrey, Ph.D., William F. Orr Professor of Scripture, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Eriugena on Scripture
Alfred K. Siewers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Bucknell University

God as the Divine Pedagogue and the Bible as Textbook: Perspectives from the Syriac East
Ute Possekel, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, History, Gordon College, Wenham, MA

Chrysostom's Image of the Israelite Saints
Rev. Fr. Demetrios Tonias, Ph.D., Pastor of Taxiarchae Greek Orthodox Church, Watertown, MA

Reality and Biblical Interpretation: T. F. Torrance's Retrieval of Patristic Hermeneutics
John Taylor Carr, Ph.D. Student, Theology, Boston College

***Concurrent Session II on Saturday (Choose One Room)***


Room 1: Ante-Nicene
Clement of Alexandria and the Canon of Tradition
Daniel L. Worden, Ph.D. Candidate, Theology, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Early Patristic Reception of Acts
Justin A. Mihoc, Ph.D. Candidate, Theology, Durham University, England

Room 2: Origen
Reading Origen Allegorically
David Newheiser, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Chicago; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology, Bucknell University

The Glory of God and the Face of Scripture: Understanding Origen's Esteem of the 'Literal'
Cara Jean Aspesi, Ph.D. Student, Theology, University of Notre Dame

Room 3: Eastern Fathers I
Iconic and Sacramental Features of Ancient Christian Readings of Scripture
Bruce Beck, Th.D., Director, Pappas Patristics Institute, Brookline, MA

The Scriptural Basis for the Church's Existence in the Old Testament according to St. John Chrysostom
V. Rev. Fr. Gus George Christo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Patristics, St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary

Room 4: Eastern Fathers II
The Word of God as Inspiration & Guide for Religious Life: St. Gregory Nazianzus and a Doctrine of Scripture
Nicholas Groves, Ph.D., Director, Joe Buley Memorial Library, New Gracanica (Serbian) Diocese

Paradigm of Ecstatic Experience: Sacred Text and Its Performative Exegesis in Anastasius the Sinaite's Homily On the Transfiguration
Bogdan Bucur, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, Duquesne University

Room 5: Western Fathers
Why Reading Joel 3 in Light of Acts 2 Doubles Theodore's Focus and Halves Jerome's
Josephine Dru, Ph.D. Candidate, Theology, Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame

Augustine's Tractatus 1 In Evangelium Ioannis and the Confection of Scripture
Rev. Clifton Stringer, M.Div., Pastor of Lakehills United Methodist Church, Lakehills, Texas

Room 6: St. Maximus the Confessor
The Pedagogy of the Sensible: The Place of the 'Written Law' in the Thought of St. Maximus the Confessor
Fr. Demetrios Harper, Ph.D. Candidate, Theology, University of Winchester

Maximus Confessor on the Incarnation and Christ's Surrogate Moms
Jeremy David Wallace, Ph.D. Candidate, Historical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

Room 7: Orthodox Approaches
Spiritual Limitations of the Written Word: Contextualizing Scriptural Hermeneutics
Peter Schadler, D.Phil. (Oxon.)

The Interpretation of the Old Testament in St. Justin Martyr and Orthodox Liturgical Worship
K. Andrew Temple, M.Div.

Room 8: Florovsky & Staniloae
The Bible as Heilsgeschichte: The Basic Axis and Scope of Georges Florovsky's Neo-Patristic Synthesis
Nikolaos Asproulis, Ph.D. Candidate, Hellenic Open University, Volos Academy for Theological Studies

The Biblical Nature of the Church and the Ecclesial Nature of the Bible: An Analysis of Dumitru Staniloae's Ecclesiology
Fr. Radu Bordeianu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University