22–25 октября 2009 г. Библейско-богословский институт св. апостола
Андрея и монастырь Бозе организуют Международную конференцию
«Всеединство и универсализм». Конференция пройдет в монастыре Бозе
(Италия). Рабочий язык — английский. Желающие принять участие в
конференции должны до 1 августа 2009 г. прислать в ББИ заполненную
регистрационную форму, а также тезисы доклада на английском языке.
Оргкомитет конференции производит отбор докладов и рассылает приглашения
участникам. Подробная информация о конференции (по-английски) и
регистрационная форма прилагаются к данному письму.
(Могу желающим ее переслать)
Библейско-богословский институт св. апостола Андрея
ул. Иерусалимская, д. 3, Москва, 109316, Россия
Телефон/факс: (495) 670-22-00, 670-76-44
BIBLICAL THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE MONASTERY OF BOSE
(Moscow, Russia) (Magnano, Italy)
Invitation and Call for Papers
ALL-UNITY AND UNIVERSALISM
22–25 October 2009
THEME OF THE CONFERENCE
The idea of all-unity (vseedinstvo), developed in Russian religious thought, and its western counterpart, universalism, played an important role in 19–20 century philosophy and theology. Being chiefly a legacy of German romantic philosophical thought, all-unity became one of the fundamental ideas of Russian religious philosophy and the central notion of cultural debates in 19 – early 20 century Russia.
For Russian thinkers (such as Ivan Kireevsky, Alexei Khomiakov, Nikolai Fyodorov, Vladimir Solovyov, Vasily Rosanov, Sergei Bulgakov, Pavel Florensky, Semyon Frank) all-unity was the central element of total vision of ultimate realities. On the other side, it served for them as a means of analyzing and perceiving the works of great European thinkers. Apart from philosophical application, attempts were made to apply the categories of all-unity to the sphere of theology: to Trinitarian dogmatics (Bulgakov, Florensky) and Christology (Solovyov), as well as to anthropology, ecclesiology, moral theology and spirituality.
After the revolution of 1917, this idea was further developed in the Russian emigration circles and occupies an important place in today’s philosophical and theological discussions in Russia and in the West. The aim of the forthcoming Conference is to consider different aspects of all-unity and universalism and to discuss, in particular, compatibility of this idea with Christian views and its relevance for contemporary interconfessional and interreligious dialogue.
In the course of the Conference, the following questions will be addressed.
- Mystical roots of all-unity in Western and Russian traditions,
- Longing for wholeness (tsel’nost’) in the 19 century Russian and European culture and its peculiarities,
- Moral syncretism and ethical universality in 19 and 20 century literature, theology and philosophy,
- The notion of experience in theology: 20 century theology between esthetical intuition and existential narrative,
- Neo-patristics and new icon veneration: the image of God-man as an answer to modern nihilism,
- The theme of all-unity as a meeting point for dialogue between religions and cultures: from interconfessional polemics to ecumenical views.
PAPERS AND PUBLICATION
Those who wish to present a paper should send a summary (500 words at most) by e-mail to St. Andrew’s Institute by 1 August 2009. The Organizing Committee selects papers for the Conference and sends invitations to the speakers. The full text of all the papers selected will have to be submitted by 1 September 2009. The working language of the conference will be English.
Upon arrival at the conference every participant will receive summaries of all the papers presented and the conference programme. Papers are scheduled for 30 minutes each. Selected papers will be published in St. Andrew’s quarterly Pages: Theology, Culture, Education. Registration form can be found on St. Andrew's website www.standrews.ru. Registrations, summaries and papers should be sent to:
St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute
Jerusalem St. 3, Moscow, 109316, Russia
Tel/Fax: +7 495 6702200; +7 495 6707644
ORGANIZATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The Conference will assemble on 22 October for the opening ceremony in the evening. Participants will depart after breakfast on 25 October.
The Conference will be held in the recognised spiritual and academic centre – Monastery of Bose. Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers.
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PATRONS: METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS OF DIOKLEIA, BISHOP BASIL OF AMPHIPOLIS,
BISHOP RICHARD HARRIES, PROFESSOR HANS KÜNG, PROFESSOR OLIVIER CLEMENT,
VERY REV. LEONID KISHKOVSKY, PROFESSOR VALENTIN L. YANIN, PROFESSOR ANATOLY A. KRASIKOV,
REV. CANON MICHAEL BOURDEAUX, REV. JOHN SELLE, REV. DR JOHN BINNS