Тема соборности (консилиарности) занимает важное место в современном христианском богословии. Недавно она стала предметом обсуждения Смешанной международной комиссии по диалогу между Римской Католической Церковью и Православной Церковью (Равенна, 2007). Цель предстоящей конференции - обсудить понимание соборности и консилиарности в различных христианских традициях, обнаружить общие точки, а также возможности диалога между различными традициями.
Andrew's Biblical Theological Institute (Moscow, Russia)
Monastero di Bose (Magnano,
Invitation and Call for Papers
Conciliarity and Communion:
khomiakov to zizioulas
23-26 October 2008
of the conference
The theme of conciliarity (synodality) occupies an
important place in contemporary Christian theology, being developed in
different ways in Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. Denoting
primarily a gathering of bishops exercising a particular responsibility, this
term in a more comprehensive sense may refer to all the members of the Church.
This latter understanding is usually associated with the Russian term
sobornost coined by the early slavophiles, especially by Alexei Khomiakov,
whose ideas made a profound impact on subsequent development of ecclesiology
both in the East and in the West.
Recently the theme of conciliarity has become a
subject of discussion by Joint International Commission for the Dialogue between
the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church in Ravenna. The Orthodox
delegation was headed by Metropolitan John Zizioulas and the final document of
the Commission is deeply influenced by "ecclesiology of communion"
developed in his works such as Being as Communion (1985) and Communion & Otherness (2006).
The aim of
the forthcoming Conference is to discuss interpretations of conciliarity and
sobornost in different Christian traditions, to find where these traditions
converge and how their differences can help them enrich each other.
In the course of the Conference, the
following questions will be addressed.
Khomiakov's idea of sobornost and its influence on 20th
Ecclesiology of communion in Vatican II documents,
The place of conciliarity in contemporary Orthodox ecclesiology,
Conciliarity and development of ecumenical dialogue,
John Zizioulas' relational ontology and 20th century
Conciliarity in the context of different cultures.
The given list does not exhaust all the
aspects of the conference theme but
provides a focus for expected discussions.
Papers and Publication
Those who wish to present a paper should send a summary
(500 words at most) and registration by e-mail to St. Andrew's Institute by 1
August 2008. The Organizing Committee selects papers for the Conference and
sends invitations to the speakers. The full text of all the papers selected
will have to be submitted by 1 September 2008. The working language of the
conference will be English.
Upon arrival at the conference every
participant will receive summaries of all the papers presented and the
conference programme. Papers are scheduled for 30 minutes each. Selected papers
will be published in St. Andrew's quarterly Pages: Theology, Culture, Education. Registration form can be found
on St. Andrew's website www.standrews.ru. Registrations, summaries and papers should
be sent to:
St. Andrew's Biblical Theological Institute
St. 3, Moscow, 109316, Russia
+7 495 6702200; +7 495 6707644
ORGANIZATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The conference will assemble on 23 October
for the opening ceremony in the evening. Participants will depart after
breakfast on 26 October.
The conference will be held in the recognised
spiritual and academic centre - Monastery of Bose. Accommodation and meals will
be provided by the organizers.
Andrew's Biblical Theological Institute
PATRONS: METROPOLITAN KALLISTOS OF DIOKLEIA, BISHOP
BASIL OF AMPHIPOLIS,
BISHOP RICHARD HARRIES, PROFESSOR HANS KUENG, PROFESSOR
VERY REV. LEONID KISHKOVSKY, PROFESSOR VALENTIN L.
YANIN, PROFESSOR ANATOLY A. KRASIKOV,
REV. CANON MICHAEL BOURDEAUX, REV. JOHN SELLE, REV. DR JOHN BINNS
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