Saint Petersburg Workshop

Theology, Science and the Eastern Orthodox Christian Tradition

May 31, 2017

At the Center for Multidisciplinary Scientific and Theological Research, St Petersburg State University, 9th Street - Vasilievsky Island, Build. 2/11


Organizer: Project Science & Orthodoxy around the World (SOW) in collaboration with the Center for Multidisciplinary Scientific and Theological Research, St Petersburg State University

and the St Petersburg Orthodox Theological Academy 

Coordinator: Alexei Nesteruk, University of Portsmouth, UK; Inter-university Centre for Education in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the St Petersburg State Marine Technical University; Member of Project SOW Scientific Committee

Local Coordinator: Revd. Kirill Kopeikin, Center for Multidisciplinary Scientific and Theological Research, St Petersburg State University; St Petersburg Orthodox Theological Academy



PART 1: Opening and Keynote lectures

10.00:  Opening remarks, introduction to Project SOW by Ms Ersi Bakou, M.A., Research Associate, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation.

10.30-11.30: Revd. Kirill Kopeikin: The Dialogue between Science and Theology in Russia

11.30-12.30: Alexei Nesteruk: The Dialogue between Theology and Science in the Eastern Orthodox Perspective: Modern Philosophical Challenges 

12.30-13.30: Adrian Lemeni (Faculty of Theology, University of Bucharest): The Ecclesial Perspective in the Dialogue between Theology and Science: a case of Fr. Dumitru Staniloae

Lunch: 13.30-15.00


PART 2: Short Communications - Round Table

15.00-15.40  Tatiana Litvin, "The knowledge of God and the phenomenological study of religious experience: a contemporary approach" (30+10 min.)

15.40-16.20  Dmitry Saprykin, "Orthodox Tradition in Education and the work of the greatest Russian scientists and engineers of the 20th century" (30+10 min.)

16.20-17.00 Revd Dimitriy Kiryanov, "Theistic evolution: problems and solution-finding in contemporary theological thought" (30+10 min.)

17.00-17.20  Coffee break

17.20-18.00  Panel discussion - Round Table

18.00-18.30  Conclusions

19.00-20.00:  Dinner


Working language: Russian, with translation in English for guests




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Project SOW is organized by the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation.


Project SOW is funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation Inc.

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