Archpriest John Behr to Deliver Annual Florovsky Lecture at St. Vladimir’s Seminary


[SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY] The Very Rev. Dr. John Behr, dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, will deliver the Annual Father Georges Florovsky Lecture, Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m. on the seminary campus. Father Behr’s presentation, entitled “Reading the Fathers Today,” will address the meaning of “theology” and its study within an academic context.

Father Behr, professor of Patristics at St. Vladimir’s, is a renowned scholar. He holds the distinction of being one of only two people in the world to be published in both the Oxford Early Christian Texts series (The Case Against Diodore and Theodore, 2011) and the Oxford Early Christian Studies series (Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement, 2000); both volumes, according to the publisher, are considered to be landmark works.

Father Behr’s presentation—which is free and open to the public—will be given within the context of the Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society (OTSA), to be held on the campus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary from September 20–22, 2012. The lecture will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Building, and a public reception will follow.

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