Thursday, March 26, 2009

Canadian Society of Patristic Studies Congress, Carleton University, Ottawa, 25-27 May, 2009

Monday, 25 May, 2009

08:30-10:30 Session 1 : Being Christian in Egypt (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : Theo de Bruyn
08:30-09:00 Kathleen Gibbons (University of Toronto)
Therapeutic action in Origen's De principiis
09:00-09:30 Lincoln Blumell (University of Toronto)
Onomastic considerations and the christianization of 4th-century Egypt
09:30-10:00 Gregory Hillis (Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky)
The Holy Spirit and the governance of the church according to Cyril of Alexandria
10:00-10:30 Shawn W.J. Keough (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Peter Mongus and ecclesial politics in post-chalcedonian Alexandria

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea

11:00-12:30 Session 2 : Christian Identity through Relationships (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : Robert Kennedy
11:00-11:30 Timothy Pettipiece (University of Ottawa)
Toward a Manichaean reading of the Nag Hammadi codices
11:30-12:00 Melissa Wiebe (Concordia University, Montreal)
Jews, Jewish-Christians and Christians : Exploring relationship complexities in the first two centuries of the common era

12:00-14:00 CCSR (Annual General Meeting) (Southam Hall 403)
12:00-13:30 Lunch (CSPS Executive Meeting)  (Southam Hall 505)
13:30-17:00 Joint Session : CSPS and CSBS
Travel and Religion in Antiquity Seminar 
Chair : Steven C. Muir
19:30-21:00 CSBS Craigie Lecture : Southam Theatre B
Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University)
Resurrecting Late Judaism : Archaeology, Analysis, and Apologetic 
Chair : Francis Landy (University of Alberta)

Tuesday, 26 May, 2009

08:30-10:30 Session 3 : Being Christian in the East (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : Tim Pettipiece
08:30-09:00 Andrew Selby (University of St. Michael's College, Toronto)
Text and theological presupposition in Gregory of Nyssa's Contra Eunomium
09:00-09:30 Marinel Marcu (University of Birmingham, UK)
Saint John Chrysostom and the Christianization of daily life in Antioch
09:30-10:00 Carmen Maier (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Symbol and encounter in Ephrem's Hymns on Paradise
10:00-10:30 Yifat Monnickendam (Bar Ilan University)
The matrimonial law of Ephrem the Syrian : Between Christian Identity and Jewish Law

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea

11:00-12:30 Session 4 : Being Christian in North Africa : Augustine I (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : J. Kevin Coyle
11:00-11:30 Ron Halfidson (University of King's College, Halifax)
The Role of exegesis in Confessions 12
11:30-12:00 Ryan Topping (St. Thomas More College Saskatoon)
St. Augustine on liberal education : Defender and defensive

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Session 5 : Book Discussion : La bibliothèque de Nag Hammadi, Coll. Bibliothèque de La Pléiade (Paris : Editions Gallimard, 2008) (Southam Hall 505)
Editors : Jean-Pierre Mahé and Paul-Hubert Poirier
Respondent : J. Kevin Coyle

14:30-15:30 Annual General Meeting of CSPS (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : Tim Hegedus

15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:00-17:00 Session 6 : Tyconius (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : Bronwen Neil
16:00-16:30 Pamela Bright (Concordia University, Montreal)
Numbering the days until the end of time : The quality and quantity of biblical numbers in The Book of Rules of Tyconius of Carthage
16:30-17:00 David Robinson (University of St. Michael's College, Toronto)
"And a great sign was seen in heaven" : Tyconius' Regulae mysticae and the interpretation of Revelation 12

17:30-19:00 Reception (Southam Hall 516)

19:30- CSPS Annual Banquet - Courtyard Restaurant, Byward Market, 21 George St., Ottawa 
(a set menu of $42.25 + drinks is under consideration)

Wednesday, 27 May, 2009

08:30-10:30 Session 7 : North African Christian Identity : Augustine II (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : J. Kevin Coyle
08:30-09:00 Naoki Kamimura (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
The significance of christianae vitae otium in Augustine's De academicis (or Contra academicos)
09:00-09:30 Jonathan Zeyl (Humber College, Toronto) 
Augustine and the "literal" meaning of the Genesis creation narrative
09:30-10:00 John A. Lorenc (University of Toronto)
The function of grace in the reform of the divine image in Augustine's De Trinitate
10:00-10:30 Martin Westerholm (McMaster University)
Moral space and political identity : An "Augustinian" response to Eric Gregory

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea

11:00-12:30 Session 8 : Late Antique Western Identity (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : Pamela Bright
11:00-11:30 Geoffrey D. Dunn (Australian Catholic University)
Innocent I and the Italian Churches : The Letter to the Bruttians
11:30-12:00 George Bevan (Queen's University, Kingston)
A fresh look at Leo's Tomus ad Flavianum
12:00-12:30 Junghoo Kwon (University of St. Michael's College, Toronto)
Gregory of Elvira and Latin trinitarian reflection during the early 360s

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Session 9 : Spatial Identity and Physical Surroundings : Christianity on the Walls (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : Lorraine Buck
13:30-14:00 Adriana Bara (University of Montreal)
The politico-religious frescoes at Humor Monastery in Romania and the connection with early Byzantine theology
14:00-14:30 Judith Foster
The formation of Christian identity within the wall of Theodosius II

14:30-15:30 Session 10 : Student Essay Prizewinners (Southam Hall 505)
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15:30-16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:00-18:00 Session 11 : Patristic Theological Nachlaben (Southam Hall 505)
Chair : Geoffrey D. Dunn
16:00-16:30 Robert Kennedy (St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish)
Augustine and Anselm on freedom and happiness
16:30-17:00 Melanie Perialis (Concordia University, Montreal)
Athanasius and Luther : Their interpretations on the Psalms
17:00-17:30 Mark Scott (Harvard University)
Patristic Sources of John Hick's soul-making theodicy
17:30-18:00 Pauline Hogan
If God is not male, is the male still God ?