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January 2012

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites papers on three topics:

  • The positive role of reason in Eastern Christian thought, including but not limited to the formation of Christian doctrines, the role of reason in the mystical ascent, the relation between reason and mystical theology, the use of different modalities of reasoning (intellectual intuition, discernment, discursive reasoning, etc.) in Orthodox theology, and the relation between reason and deification (especially in Maximos the Confessor). Papers could focus on either patristic texts or contemporary Orthodox theology
  • All aspects of the thought and work of Gregory Palamas
  • For a cosponsored session with the Contemplative Studies Group — hesychasm and prayer in Eastern Orthodoxy


This Group exists to study the theology, history, and practice of the Eastern Christian churches, including their mutual interaction with Western Christian and non-Christian groups.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to steering committee members.


Aristotle Papanikolaou
Fordham University
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Eve M. Tibbs
Saint Katherine College
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Method of Submission


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