Monday, February 23, 2009

Approaching Ephesus : Theology, Politics and Rhetoric at the Council of 431, Oxford, 14 March 2009

Colloquium : Saturday 14 March 2009
Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 
Poster with full details (PDF format)

11.00 am Theology at Ephesus (and after)
Chair : Claudia Rapp (university of California at Los Angeles) 
Paul Clayton (New York) :
The 433 Formula of Union : Antiochene or Alexandrian Christology ? 
Response : Thomas Graumann (university of Cambridge)

12.30 pm Lunch

1.30 pm Politics and Procedure
Chair : Timothy Barnes (Edinburgh)
Richard Price (Heythrop College) :
Theodosius II and the Council of Ephesus
Response : Christopher Kelly (university of Cambridge)

3.00 pm Tea/Coffee

3.30 pm The Rhetoric of Ephesus
Chair : Averil Cameron (university of Oxford)
Maijastina Kahlos (university of Helsinki) 
'Ditches of destruction' : Cyril's rhetoric of pressure and persuasion
Response : Kate Cooper (university of Manchester)

5.00 pm Drinks reception

The colloquium is free, but since space is limited you are asked to email Neil McLynn ( to register. 
A sandwich lunch is available at Corpus at £5.00 per head. This must be booked when registering. 
The colloquium is organized by Neil McLynn with the support of Paul Pheby.