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Book Exhibit: Holy Trinity Publications, Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, Jordanville, NY
Thursday, September 17, 2015, Westin Hotel
7:30-9:00 Pre-conference reception
Friday, September 18, Westin Hotel and Rhodes College
8:00 Welcome / Opening of Conference: Valeria Nollan, President, ASEC
8:00-9:45 Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance: A Conversation with Paul Gavrilyuk
- Chair: Matt Miller, University of Northwestern
- Author:Paul L. Gavrilyuk, University of St. Thomas
- Panelists:Heather Bailey, University of Illinois
- Randall A. Poole, College of St. Scholastica
- Paul Valliere, Butler University
10:00-11:45 Beyond the Boundaries of Orthodoxy
- Chair: Scott Kenworthy, Miami University of Ohio
- Popular Orthodoxy and the Repression of Heresy in Russia: The Trial of P.P. Katasonov, 1869-72. J. Eugene Clay, Arizona State University
- Maliovantsy: Christian Orthodoxy and the Ukrainian “Evangelical” Peasants of Late Imperial Russia. Sergei Zhuk, Ball State University
- Acceptable Religion: Orthodox Revival and Neo-Protestantism in 1920s Bucharest. Roland Clark, Eastern Connecticut State University
- “Kakaia ona Baptistka!” Evangelical Women Workers in Post-WWII Siberia. April French, Brandeis University
1:00-2:45 Muscovite Monasticism
- Chair: Roland Clark, Eastern Connecticut State University
- To a Question about the Heritage Hymnography of the Sixteenth-century Monk Michael. Victoria Legkikh, Archive of the German Diocese
- Prescriptive Life, Normative Life, Real Life: Tracing Daily Activity in a Pre-Petrine Russian Monastery. Jennifer B. Spock, Eastern Kentucky University
- Good Neighbors Make Good Litigants:Lawsuits of Muscovite Monasteries during the Reign of Ivan IV. Charles J. Halperin, Indiana University.
- Two More “Countries Heard From”: Integrating Archeology and Inventory into the Life of Iosif Volotsky. David Goldfrank, Georgetown University
3:00-4:45 Orthodoxy and Schisms
- Chair: J. Eugene Clay, Arizona State University.
- The Criminalization of the Schismatic in the Context of the Papal Politics of the Fourteenth Century. Joan Dusa, Independent scholar.
- Orthodox Missions to “Ancient Orthodox” Lands in Belarus in the Early 19th Century. Barbara Skinner, Indiana State University.
- Father Ivan Belliustin’s Description of the Rural Clergy and the Construction of a Tsar-Pope Myth in France. Heather Bailey, University of Illinois, Springfield.
- Liturgical Commemorations, Political Dissent and Religious Schism in the Russian Orthodox Church during the 1920s and 1930s. Carol Dockham, Georgetown University.
6:00-7:00 Reception, Buckman Lobby, Buckman Hall, Rhodes College
7:00 Welcome: Michelle Mattson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Rhodes College
7:00-8:30 Keynote Presentation, Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall, Rhodes College
“Virtue, Violence, and Moral Injury: Maximus the Confessor on Learning How to Love”
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Archbishop Demetrios Professor in Orthodox Theology and Culture, Fordham University
Saturday, September 19, Westin Hotel
8:00-9:45 A Correspondence between Two Corners: Russian Correspondents and Spiritual Seeking in the Twentieth Century
- Chair:Randall Poole, College of St. Scholastica.
- “Spiritual” Revolutionaries: The Strange Correspondence of Maxim Gorky and Vasily Rozanov. Erich Lippman, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
- “So that We Here Might Come to Know Better the Russian Soul”: Approaching the Reception and Influence of Nikolai Berdyaev through Letters from his Western Admirers. Christopher Stroop, University of South Florida.
- Corresponding Worldviews: Conversion and Spiritual Paternity in the Letters of Gerald Palmer and Fr. Nikon Strandtman. Christopher D. L. Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac.
10:00-11:45 Orthodox Cultural Models
- Chair:Valeria Nollan, Rhodes College.
- Strannik i prostranstvo: Representing the Orthodox Wanderer in the Work of Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Charles Arndt, Vassar College.
- Wandering Home: Wanderers in the Works of Nikolai Leskov Matthew A. Sutton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Christ-Loving Soldiers of a Christian Empire? Religion and the Military in Late Imperial Russia. Betsy Perabo, Western Illinois University.
- An Assessment of the Impact of Orthodoxy on Serbia’s and Russia’s Cultural Traits through Cross-Cultural Examination. Zivojin Jakovljevic, Cleveland State University.
1:00-2:45 American Orthodoxy
- Chair:Charles Arndt, III, Vassar College.
- The Eastern Church in Colonial America: A Brief Overview. Nicholas Chapman, Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, Jordanville, NY.
- Orthodox Christianity and Religious Freedom in America. Rev. D. Oliver Herbel, Chaplain, 119th Wing, Fargo, ND.
- Eastern Christianity in Minnesota since 1989. Matt Miller, University of Northwestern.
- Icons in the Lived Experience of Orthodox Christians in the United States:A Case Study. Amy Slagle, University of Southern Mississippi.
3:00-4:45 Breadth and Depth
- In Defense of Athanasius and the Ethiopians. Bernadette McNary-Zak, Rhodes College
- Pilgrims and Profits: The Russian Company of Steam Navigation and Trade on the Black Sea, 1856-1914. Lucien J. Frary, Rider University
- Measuring Piety: A Statistical Analysis of the Membership of the Nizhnii Novgorod Convent of the Exaltation of the Cross, 1764-1917. William G. Wagner, Williams College
Speaker: Prof. John Kaltner, Chair, Dept. of Religious Studies, Rhodes College. “Beyond the Scents and Bells: Reflections on My Encounters with Eastern Christianity.”