St Andrew’s Patristic Symposium 2014

Theme: “From Alexandria to Cappadocia and Back Again”.

When: 26 and 27 September 2014.

Where: St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (a member institute of the Sydney College of Divinity), 242 Cleveland Street, Redfern, NSW 2016, Australia.

Keynote speakers: Professor Paul M. Blowers (Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Tennessee, USA) and Dr Bronwen Neil, FAHA (ACU, Brisbane).

Conveners: Very Rev. Dr Doru Costache (St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College, Sydney) and Dr Adam G. Cooper (John Paul II Institute, Melbourne).

The symposium primarily explores the connections between the Alexandrian and the Cappadocian traditions in Late Antiquity, more precisely the ways in which the two centers influenced each other. Papers focused on particular figures are likewise welcomed. For the papers focused on particular figures, they can address the life, personality and contributions of the earlier Alexandrines and St Athanasius, the Cappadocians and St Cyril, from various perspectives, such as historical, theological, literary, spiritual etc. Papers on events, persons and writings directly or indirectly related to the above are also welcome. We welcome, likewise, papers on Church Fathers that are not connected with either Alexandria or Cappadocia.

Research students and early career academics are welcome.

Proposals should be submitted to Very Rev. Dr Doru Costache at by 30 April 2014.


April 14th, 2014 5:01 pm