Rapprochement between the Eastern and Oriental Churches, 5 December, 5.30pm GMT

Rapprochement between the Eastern and Oriental Churches, 5 December, 5.30pm GMT

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge has the great pleasure in inviting all our friends to a talk by one of this year’s Institute Sabbatical Visiting Scholars, Professor Peter Bouteneff. The talk will be delivered on 5 December, at Wesley House, Cambridge, at 5.30pm GMT. Zoom participation will also be available (see below). The title of the talk is ‘Rapprochement between the Eastern and Oriental Churches — Perspectives from the Past on the Hopes of the Present.’

Please send a line by email to the Institute (info@iocs.cam.ac.uk) to register your participation in the event.

Professor Peter Bouteneff teaches courses in ancient and modern theology and spirituality at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, where he is professor of Systematic Theology and Kulik Professor of Sacred Arts. After he earned his undergraduate degree in music, he received his M.Div. from St Vladimir’s Seminary, and an M.Phil. and D.Phil from Oxford University, where he studied under Bishop Kallistos Ware. He has worked for many years in theological dialogue, notably as Executive Secretary for Faith and Order at the World Council of Churches, and has written extensively on Orthodox theology and Orthodox relations with other churches. He conceived of and edits the “Foundations” series for SVS Press, to which he has contributed a widely popular volume called Sweeter than Honey: Orthodox Thinking on Dogma and Truth. He is also the author of Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives.

On his IOCS sabbatical he has been working on a book with the topic of the theological reconciliation between Eastern and Oriental Churches. In his words: “I’ll be revisiting the early history as well as the modern dialogues. And I hope that this will help build further confidence in the possibility of our restored sacramental communion.”

The Zoom link for the event is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85017286401