Register now for the Patterson Conference: Tradition, Secularization, Fundamentalism: Orthodox/Catholic Encounters

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Fordham UniversitySource: Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University

2016: Tradition, Secularization, Fundamentalism

Thursday, June 23 – Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Fordham University School of Law | 150 W. 62nd St. (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) | New York, NY

Register for the conference at forever.fordham.edu/orthodoxyconference.

While the very meaning of the “secular” remains contested, Christians globally are self-identifying in different ways in relation to an imagined secularization, all the while discerning how to live as a tradition.  This intersection between tradition, secularization and fundamentalism is especially evident in both post-Communist Catholic/Orthodox countries and the American context, where fundamentalist-like responses have emerged against the perceived threat of the secular.

Every three years, the Center produces the Patterson Conference on Orthodox/Catholic Dialogue.  Previous conferences include, “Christianity, Democracy and the Shadow of Constantine” (2013), “Orthodox Constructions of the West” (2010) and “Orthodox Readings of Augustine” (2007).   Publications have resulted from all three conferences. Proceedings from the first two conferences are currently available for online purchase. 

Confirmed speakers include:
R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame
Nikolaos Asproulis, Volos Academy for Theological Studies
José Casanova, Georgetown University
Brandon Gallaher, University of Exeter
Paul Griffiths, Duke Divinity School
Vigen Guroian, University of Virginia
Rev. Dr. Oliver Herbel, Military Chaplain
Edith M. Humphrey, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Slavica Jakelić, Valparaiso University
Nadieszda Kizenko, SUNY Albany
Wendy Mayer, Australian Catholic University
Brenna Moore, Fordham University
Graham Ward, Oxford University
Darlene Fozard Weaver, Duquesne University

(Speaker bios coming soon)

The 2016 Patterson Conference is a featured event of the Fordham University Dodrabicentennial Celebration. Conference support provided by the Patterson Triennial Conference Endowment and the Ganister Orthodox Foundation Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.

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