First International Conference of the Orthodoxy in America Lecture Series
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University
June 14-16, 2007, at the Rose Hill campus of Fordham University in The Bronx
For more than one thousand years, Eastern Orthodox theologians have offered conflicting
interpretations of the orthodoxy of one of the most respected fathers of the Western
Church, St. Augustine of Hippo. Although Augustine is regarded as a saint of the Orthodox
Church (commemorated on June 15) many find fault with his Trinitarian formulations and
his teachings about original sin and predestination. This conference will bring together
prominent Eastern Orthodox theologians and historians to offer their own interpretations
of Augustine’s place in the Orthodox Church. The conference also includes the
perspectives of well-known Roman Catholic and Anglican scholars who are knowledgeable
about the reception of Augustine in the East and/or the continued theological dialogue
between Eastern and Western Christians.
Plenary Speaker: Andrew Louth
Other Speakers include:
Brian Daley, S.J.
Joseph Lienhard, S.J.