From Augustine to modern healthcare

Several papers on poverty and health care issues related to PappasLogo-verticalpatristic studies will be part of the October 9-11, 2014 Pappas Patristic Insitute Conference at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary in Brookline, Massachusetts. Dr. Sébastien Falardeau, a chaplain/psychotherapist and co-founder of CEINR (le Centre d’Écoute et d’Interprétation des Nouvelles Recherches du croire) at the University of Montreal will speak on “Looking Back; Looking Forward” Act of Preaching and Rhetorical Settings in the Homilies of St. Augustine and his Reception in Dementia Health Care Centers in the 21st Century.” Boston College theology professor, Dr. Francine Cardman, will present a paper on “Poverty, Charity, Beatitude: Augustine Preaching the Work of Love.” And Nicholas Groves, who works at the Joe Buley Library in the New Gracanica Serbian Diocese, will speak on “Preaching to the Choir? Gregory of Nazianzus on Christian Response to the Poor (Oration 14).” And the conference begins on Thursday evening with a keynote address, “Facing human suffering: Chrysostom’s Commentary on the Book of Job,” by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America. Read conference abstracts. View conference schedule. Learn more. View the Pappas Patristic Institute website. The theme of this year’s conference is “Patristic Homilies and their Reception History.” The conference is open to theology and religious studies students at the masters and undergraduate levels, along with clergy, lay people, and undergraduates with an interest in learning more about the history of early Christian writers in late antiquity.

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