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Sophia Institute – Sixth Annual Conference

Healing, Reconciliation and Forgiveness in Eastern Orthodox Perspectives

Friday, December 5, 2014
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sophia Institute UTS
3041 Broadway (at 121st Street)
New York, NY  10027

Registration
8:00 am – 9:00 am

General Conference Queries
John A. McGuckin
jam401@columbia.edu

On Friday, December 5th, 2014, the Sixth Annual Conference of the Sophia Institute will be held at Union Theological Seminary in New York City (3041 Broadway @ 121 st Street, New York, NY 10027). The theme for the conference is Healing Reconciliation & Forgiveness in Eastern Orthodox Perspectives. The conference aims to provide space for exploring the various ways that the Eastern Orthodox Church and Orthodox culture at-large, past and present, have understood the complex and difficult issues involved in the restoration of communion, peace, and wholeness, after episodes of disunity and alienation. This theme lends itself to an array of approaches, from theological ones (soteriology and atonement theory), historical issues (schism and reunifications of Orthodox cultures), pastoral considerations (confession and sacramental healing) and political analyses. The conference will be held from 9 am to 6 pm. Day of registration begins at 8 am. Please send the title of the paper with a short abstract for consideration to Prof. John A. McGuckin at the following email address: jam401@columbia.edu. Note that all presenters should hold a Master’s degree or higher degree. The deadline for submissions is November 10, 2014.