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OnScript Live Event: Origen & the Early Church

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OnScript podcast invites you to a live theology event with The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr and Dr. Amy Brown Hughes. Live at Nashotah House Theological Seminary on July 23, 2019 from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Questions and discussion. Bring a few $$ for drink donations, if you like.



Where to go? 2777 Mission Rd, Nashotah, WI 53058, USA.

The event is hosted in the Common Room (#1 on THIS map).

How much $$? Free, but bring a few $$ for drink donations if you'd like.

Time? 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM



Schedule

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Pizza/Welcome

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM - Live interview

8:15 PM - 9:30 PM Discussion & Drinks

Plenty of Free Parking.

Questions? Email OnScript here!



The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr is a British Eastern Orthodox priest and theologian. He is the former Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, where he is currently the Director of the Master of Theology Program and the Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics. He was ordained to the diaconate on September 8, 2001 and the priesthood on September 14, 2001. He is the editor of the Patristic Series released by St. Vladimir's Press. He was elected dean of the seminary on November 18, 2006, and served as dean from 2007 until 2017, when he was named Father Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics. (from Wikipedia)

His early work was on issues of asceticism and anthropology, focusing on St. Irenaeus of Lyons and Clement of Alexandria. After spending almost a decade in the second century, Fr. John began the publication of a series on the Formation of Christian Theology, and has now reached the fifth and sixth centuries. He has recently completed an edition and translation of, and introduction to, the remaining texts of Diodore of Tarsus and Theodore of Mopsuestia. He has also published a synthetic presentation of the theology of the early centuries, focused on the mystery of Christ.

After beginning a series of books on “The Formation of Christian Theology” (vol. 1: The Way to Nicaea; vol. 2: The Nicene Faith), he worked on the remaining texts of Diodore and Theodore of Mopsuestia (published with Oxford University Press) in preparation for the next volume of the Formation series, but found that he really needed to go back to Origen again before tackling the sixth-century Origenist controversy (hence the new edition/translation of Origen's On First Principles). But then, Oxford asked him to write another, more comprehensive, monograph on St. Irenaeus, and having done that, he found myself going back to the beginning of theology with the Gospel of John the Theologian. In addition he has greatly enjoyed writing other books, and especially engaging with questions of genre and presentation, which found fruition in his Becoming Human: Meditation on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image.

Amy Brown Hughes received her Ph.D. in historical theology with an emphasis in early Christianity from Wheaton College and is the author (with Lynn H. Cohick, Wheaton College) of Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries (Baker Academic). Amy also received a M.A. in history of Christianity from Wheaton College and her B.A. in theology and historical studies from Oral Roberts University. While at Wheaton, she worked with the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies, which encourages dialogue about the interplay between our modern world and early Christian texts. The overarching theme of Amy’s work as a historical theologian is that early Christian writers continue to be fruitful interlocutors in modern discussions of theology. Her research interests include Eastern Christianity, Trinitarian and Christological thought, Christian asceticism, theological anthropology, the intersection of philosophy and theology, and highlighting the contributions of minority voices to theology, especially those of women. Her dissertation, “‘Chastely I Live for Thee’: Virginity as Bondage and Freedom in Origen of Alexandria, Methodius of Olympus, and Gregory of Nyssa,” explores how early Christian virgins contributed substantively to the development of Christology. She regularly presents papers at the annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society. Amy is also a co-host of the OnScript podcast.



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