Faculty Seminars

Twentieth-Century Neopatristic Theologies: Florovsky & His Followers

The course explores the historical context and the theological presuppositions of Georges Florovsky’s neopatristic synthesis and the theological visions of his followers, including Vladimir Lossky, Alexander Schmemann, and John Meyendorff. The readings will include paired selections from patristic and twentieth-century theologians: Florovsky and Athanasius, Lossky and Pseudo-Dionysius, Meyendorff and Palamas, and so on. The discussions will investigate the distinctive features of and the links between the different neopatristic theologies of the twentieth century.

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