Call for Papers: Inaugural Conference of the International Orthodox Theological AssociationFounded in February 2017, the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) seeks to serve as a vehicle of Orthodox Christian intellectual culture by providing a forum for an interdisciplinary scholarly exchange. IOTA’s 25 groups represent different aspects of Orthodox Christian life and thought. IOTA’s leadership includes well-respected Orthodox scholars from over 20 countries.
The conference speakers will include:
Alexander Agadjanian ✥ Radu Bordeianu ✥ Peter Bouteneff ✥ David Bradshaw ✥ Will Cohen ✥ Mary Cunningham ✥ Effie Fokas ✥ Alexei Fokin ✥ Carrie Frederick Frost ✥ Paul Gavrilyuk ✥ Tamara Grdzelidze ✥ Demetrios Harper ✥ Susan Ashbrook Harvey ✥ David Heith-Stade ✥ Michael Hjälm ✥ Cyril Hovorun ✥ Rastko Jovic ✥ Eleni Kasselouri-Hatzivassiliadi ✥ Assad Elias Kattan ✥ Pantelis Kalaitzidis ✥ Alison Kolosova ✥ Justin Lasser ✥ Nikolaos Loudovikos ✥ Andrew Louth ✥ Adalberto Mainardi ✥ Vasilios Makrides ✥ John McGuckin ✥ Lina Molokotos-Liederman ✥ Sebastian Moldovan ✥ Michael Oleksa ✥ Irina Paert ✥ Aristotle Papanikolau ✥ Symeon Paschalidis ✥ Marcus Plested ✥ Marius Portaru ✥ Radu Preda ✥ Oleg Rodionov ✥ Dionysios Skliris ✥ Michel Stavrou ✥ Richard Swinburne ✥ Elizabeth Theokritoff ✥ Evangelos Thiani ✥ Alexis Torrance ✥ Alexander Treiger ✥ Dmitry Uzlaner ✥ Patriciu Vlaicu ✥ Gayle Woloschak
The conference sessions will include the following topics:
Contemporary State of Dogmatic Theology ✥ Natural Theology in the Orthodox Tradition ✥ Creation and the Ecological Problem ✥ Orthodoxy and the Challenge of Islam ✥ Phenomenon of the Church in Modern Philosophy ✥ From Eucharistic Ecclesiology to the Church as Polis ✥ Orthodox Synodality ✥ Orthodox Ecumenism After Crete ✥ Ethics in Orthodox Thought ✥ Spiritual Perception in Eastern Christianity ✥ Contemporary Biblical Criticism and Patristic & Byzantine Exegesis ✥ Reading Palamas Today ✥ Orthodox Political Theology ✥ Middle Eastern Christianity and Patristic Heritage ✥ The Female Body in Orthodox Theology and Liturgy ✥ Orthodoxy in the Public Square and the Media ✥ Philokalia through the Centuries ✥ Living Tradition in Local Contexts ✥ Neutral and Engaged Readings of the Bible ✥ Paradigms for Orthodox Biblical Studies