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St Theosevia Study Day

“Identity and Individuality: Psychological and Spiritual Growth in Gregory of Nyssa, Maximus the Confessor and Fyodor Dostoevsky”, Saturday 14th March, St Theosevia House, 10.30am – 4pm.

St Theosevia Centre for Orthodox Spirituality invites to the Study Day dedicated to the aspects of psychological and spiritual development according to the Greek patristics and Dostoevsky. The Study Day includes paper contributions from:

Dr Johannes Zachhuber, Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Fellow and Tutor in Theology at Trinity College, Oxford. He is a historical and systematic theologian specialising in the Eastern Patristic tradition of theology and modern theology from the Reformation to the present, with special interests in nineteenth-century German theology. He is the author of “Human Nature in Gregory of Nyssa (Brill, 1999 & 2014) and Theology as Science in Nineteenth-Century Germany” (OUP, 2013).


The Revd Dr Grigorios Chrysostom Tympas, an independent scholar, a priest and a pastoral counsellor in the Greek Orthodox Church in London. He received degrees in medicine and theology from the Aristotle University of Thessalloniki and a PhD in Psychoanalytic Studies from the University of Essex. His doctoral thesis has been recently published as “Carl Jung and Maximus the Confessor on Psychic Development” (Routledge 2014).


Ms Irina Kirillova MBE, formerly Senior Lecturer in Russian Studies, Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge, Fellow Emerita of Newnham College. She is the author of “The Image of Christ in the Writings of Dostoevsky” (In Russian, 2010) and “Encounters: Notable Russian People in Russia and Emigration” (In Russian, 2012).


The venue: St Theosevia House (2 Canterbury Road, OX2 6LU). Attendance is FREE for students with card. Non-students £5 (on door). No booking is required. Lunch break 1-2 pm (please provide your own lunch).

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