Conferences

Philosophy and Theology of Philokalia

Iași, Romania March 12-15, 2020

Philosophy and Theology of Philokalia

Institute for the Study of Values and Spirituality
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași
Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences
Faculty of Orthodox Theology

The Iași Conference is continuing the Palamas Seminar investigations of the influence of the Philokalia texts on St Gregory Palamas and on Orthodox philosophy and theology in general (meetings in Braga in July 2019 and Pskov in November 2019). Onsite and online event.

Presented Papers
Constantinos Athanasopoulos, FHEA, U.K.: Philokalia: What it is and how not to misinterpret it
Alexandru Ioan Tofan, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania, Spiritual Experience and Philokalic Tradition with Andre Scrima
Liviu Petcu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania, „Μήτηρ του Θεού [Mētēr tou Theou], Θεοτόκος [Theotókos] και Παναγία [Panagía] in Philokalic literature”
Dan Chițoiu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania, Reading Philokalia as path to an experiential pattern: Moldavian Hesychasm
Constantinos Athanasopoulos, FHEA, United Kingdom, The Kollyvades Fathers and Philokalia: Why did they compile and edit the Philokalia texts and why they did this in relation to St. Gregory Palamas.
John Farina, George Mason University, U.S.A , Presenting the holy fathers to an American audience: reflections on a decade of publishing the classics of Western spirituality
Tone Svetelj, Hellenic College/ Boston College, U.S.A., Watchfulness as the Key Virtue on our Way to Holiness in Hesychios the Presbyter
Frederick Aquino, Abilene Christian University, U.S.A., The Philokalia and Regulative Epistemology

Debated topics included:
Philosophy and its relation to Theology in Philokalia texts
Soul, Heart and Body in authors of Philokalia
The Philosophy of Mind in Philokalia authors
Hesychasm in Philokalia
Romanian Hesychasm and its Philokalic sources
Language and its use in certain authors of Philokalia
Ancient Greek and Hellenistic Philosophy and its use in Philokalia authors