Wednesday, March 3, 2010

12th International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa, Leuven, Belgium, 14-17.09.2010

Source : HSozUKult

The Twelfth International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa will focus on his trinitarian theology through a detailed study of the third book of the Contra Eunomium (CE III). As has become customary during the past Colloquia, the main papers will offer a commentary on the work as a whole. Besides these main papers, the conference program will also foresee ample room for about 30-35 offered papers of 25 minutes duration (including discussion). These offered papers can focus on any issue directly related to the writings, thought, philosophical or theological context of Gregory of Nyssa. Besides papers on Gregory of Nyssa "in general", we are of course especially interested in offered papers that support and further the work done on CE III in the main lectures. As such, papers on the following subjects are particularly welcome : 
The use of the Bible and biblical hermeneutics in CE III
Analysis of terms of the trinitarian theology in CE III
Analysis of images, comparisons, rhetorical figures in CE III
Influence of ancient philosophy on CE III
Comparisons of selected passages or themes with other works of Gregory 
Comparisons with other thinkers of the 4th century (e.g. Basil of Caesarea, Athanasius, Gregory of Nazianzen)
Philological commentaries on selected passages
Contributions on the textual transmission of CE III
Analysis of ancient translations of CE III (esp. Syriac)
Contextualising CE III within the entire "Eunomian Controversy"

Thus, scholars of all disciplines working on Gregory are invited to submit papers about the main subject of the Colloquium and questions related to it. Also junior scholars with a research focus on Gregory are encouraged to submit a proposal. Finally, also all current projects on gregory of Nyssa (bibliographies, electronic tools, editions, translations,...) are invited to present their goals, strategies and preliminary results. 

Deadline for submitting paper proposals : June, 1
The following languages are welcome : English, German, French, Italian, Spanish. 
Paper proposals should provide the following information : 
Current postal address and e-mail
Institutional affiliation
Preliminary title of the paper
Short explanation (200-300 words) : a summary of the content of the paper, why it is important, how it will mark progress in Gregory of Nyssa research ; how the argumentation will proceed. 

The Scientific Committee will take into consideration all paper proposals. If we will get too many proposals the final decision will be left to the Scientific Committee. 

Contact information : 
Prof. Dr. Johan Leemans
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Faculty of Theology 
Sint Michielsstraat 4 - bus 3101
B - 3000 Leuven 

Conference secretariat :
Dipl. Theol. Fabian Sieber / Carla Nicolaye, M.A.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Faculty of Theology 
Sint Michielsstraat 6 - bus 3101
B - 3000 Leuven

For all queries concerning registration, programme and conference arrangement :