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Δευτέρα, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Sessions sponsored by the Eastern Orthodox Studies Group at the American Academy of Religion

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 22-25, 2014

Eastern Orthodox Studies Group

Theme: Georges Florovsky and Changing Paradigms of Modern Orthodox Theology
Brandon Gallaher, University of Oxford, Presiding
Saturday - 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Hilton Bayfront-310A
Church historian, philosopher, and modern Orthodox thinker, Georges Florovsky (1893-1979) is widely viewed as the mastermind of a “return to the Church Fathers” in twentieth-century Orthodox theology. Perhaps best known for his monumental study The Ways of Russian Theology, Florovsky’s theological vision—the neopatristic synthesis—has been embraced, though not without controversy, as the golden standard of Eastern Orthodox identity in the West. This roundtable discusses Paul Gavrilyuk’s new reading of Florovsky’s neopatristic theology in his recently published book Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religions Renaissance (Oxford University Press, 2013). Panelists include Matthew Baker (Fordham University), George Hunsinger (Princeton Theological Seminary), Cyril O'Regan (University of Notre Dame), Vera Shevzov (Smith College), and Brandon Gallaher (University of Oxford), moderator. The session includes a response by the author.
Panelists:
Matthew Baker, Fordham University
George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary
Cyril J. O'Regan, University of Notre Dame
Vera Shevzov, Smith College
Responding:
Paul Gavrilyuk, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Business Meeting:
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Fordham University
Vera Shevzov, Smith College

 Eastern Orthodox Studies Group, Middle Eastern Christianity Group, and World Christianity Group
Theme: Middle Eastern Christians, Collective Memory, and the “Arab Spring”
Nelly Van Doorn-Harder, Wake Forest University, Presiding
Sunday - 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
Convention Center-29A
This panel contextualizes the “Arab Spring” in light of other historical seasons during the twentieth and twenty-first century in which Middle Eastern Christians have creatively reasserted their identity. The session will search for patterns in the ways Middle Eastern Christian communities have constituted their collective memory in specific nationalistic and revolutionary episodes of modernity in order to gain insight into recent Christian activity in the “Arab Spring.”
Deanna Womack, Princeton Theological Seminary
The Syrian Protestant Nahda: Evangelical Faith in the Springtime of Arabic Literary Production, 1860-1915
Tamar Wasoian, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Syrian Armenians and the Arab Spring: Haunting Memories of the Genocide
Hiroko Miyokawa, National Institutes for the Humanities, Tokyo, Japan
The Establishment of the Coptic Museum and its Nationalization in twentieth-century Egypt
Michel Andraos, Catholic Theological Union
From "Persecuted Minorities" to Native Peoples: The New Discourse of Christian Communities in the Levant
Gaetan du Roy, Université catholique de Louvain
The Charismatic Movement and Coptic Activists in the Egyptian Revolution
Responding: Rico Gabriel Monge, University of San Diego

Women and Religion Section and Eastern Orthodox Studies Group
Theme: (En)gendered Power: The Crafting of Socio-Religious Female Identity in Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Rosemary R. Ruether, Claremont Graduate University, Presiding
Monday - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Convention Center-33B
The four papers in this panel, through their theoretical examinations of ethnographic research, explore the tensions felt and issues faced by Eastern Orthodox laywomen, and how these women make use of the social, ritual, and material aspects of the Church and built environments—public, private, and digital—to help construct personal and communal understandings of the female Orthodox self, while speaking to larger ontological conversations that are happening in the academy today. Focusing on how Orthodox women construct their socio-religious identities in distinct spheres of being, the works presented offer an examination of space, place, and gender, while consciously seeking to open up a larger dialogue on the roles of women in conservative transnational Christian traditions. Critical to all of these papers is the idea of how women use particular spaces and places as a means through which they gain socio-religious agency, power, and standing in their communities.
Rosanne Morici, Syracuse University
Photography, Power, and Post-Iconoclastic Seeing in the Russian Church-Museum
Sarah Riccardi, Missouri State University
Enshrining Gender: The Role of Home Icon Corners in the Configuration of the Female Orthodox Self
Elena Kravchenko, University of Texas
Constructing an Orthodox Self: Overlapping Authority and Diverging Desire in the Veneration of Icons and their Referents
Aaron Sokoll, University of California, Santa Barbara
(Un)official Authority: The Case of the Female Diaconate among Evangelical-turned-Orthodox Women
Responding:
Nadieszda Kizenko, University at Albany
 
 
Eastern Orthodox Studies Group
Theme: Ecological Theology
Peter Galadza, Saint Paul University, Presiding
Tuesday - 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Convention Center-29C
Ecological theology that draws on Eastern Christian sources, patristic and contemporary. Papers will engage some aspect of the Eastern Christian tradition in thinking about questions, themes and issues related to ecological theology.
Zachary Ugolnik, Columbia University
The Nature of Oil: Oil and Its Implications in the Poetry of Ephrem the Syrian
Andrew M. Sharp, University of Virginia
Orthodox Christians, Muslims, and the Environment: The Case for a New Sacred Science
Ekaterini Tsalampouni, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
A New Heaven and a New Earth: An Orthodox Eco-exegetical Approach of Apocalyptic Biblical Texts
Responding:
Christina M. Gschwandtner, Fordham University

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