Orthodox Readings of Augustine
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.