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2019.11.15 | Events

Pictures from the conference Human Freedom and Dignity: Innovative Humanities

The History of Human Dignity and Freedom in Western Civilization presented the results of the study conducted with the aim to trace the roots and transformations of Origen’s values of human dignity and freedom in theological and philosophical traditions at the conference ‘Human Freedom and dignity:  Innovative Humanities’  in Pécs,…

2019.10.23 | Events

Conference Human Freedom and Dignity: Innovative Humanities

Origen’s values of human dignity and freedom in theological and philosophical traditions: the results displayed

2019.08.30 | Events

ITN-workshop at the XVIII International Conference on Patristics Studies in Oxford

The XVIII. Oxford Patristics Conference took place from Monday 19 August 2019 to Saturday 24 August 2019 with around 1,000 delegates. Under the chair of György Heidl (University of Pecs, Hungary) and with Peter Martens (St Louis University, USA) as a respondent, there was organised a workshop on Role Models for Human Freedom and Dignity in Origen…

2019.07.12 | People

Good Omens - Origen and freedom

In a Deutschlandfunk broadcast Prof. Dr. Alfons Fürst relates the new BBC-miniseries 'Good Omens' to Origen and freedom. Listen to the broadcast in German here

2019.07.07 | People

Interview of Prof. Dr. Alfons Fürst

'Christ in der Gegenwart' has done an interview of Prof. Der. Alfons Fürst, in which he was asked miscellaneous questions concerning both religion, entertainment, happiness and much more. The interview is available in German.

2019.05.27 | Events, Knowledge exchange

History, culture and research in Fulda

Two of our ESRs, Ilaria Scarponi and Sara Contini, recently went on a research visit to Fulda. They participated in the International Colloquium for Early Career Researchers in Early Christianity, led a workshop on their research on Origen, visited the historical archives, met other researchers in their filed, and much more. Read the report of…

2019.05.22 | Events

"Occupied Minds" - Seminar in Aarhus with Dr. Mitri Raheb

On May 28, everybody is invited to attend a seminar at Aarhus University on theological challenges in the relationship between Palestine and the West.

2019.05.01 | Knowledge exchange, Events

Upcoming Beierwaltes Seminars V and VI: invitation and call for papers

The organizers of two upcoming Beierwaltes seminars in Cambridge (July 6 and October 19, 2019) revolving around Origen and Christian Platonism invite for papers. Find a description of the topics below as well as contact information if you want to join, with or without a paper.

2019.04.10 | Knowledge exchange

Fürst on Exegesis, Philosophy, and Spirituality in Early Christianity: New lectures available as videos

In February, Prof. Dr. Alfons Fürst went to Egypt to give a series of guest lectures on "Exegesis, Philosophy, and Spirituality in Early Christianity" in which Origen of Alexandria plays a significant role. The lectures were recorded and are now available for watching, seeing and learning - in English and Arabic.

2019.04.03 | Knowledge exchange, Publication

New book on Origen by Lenka Karfíková

Prof. Lenka Karfíková from Universita Karlova in Prague has recently published a book entitled Duše, prozřetelnost a svoboda podle Origena - The soul, providence, and freedom according to Origen. It contains six studies centering on this topic and includes discussions of Origen’s place among other authors. The book is in Hungarian, but if you are…

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