International Theological Conference “The Church and Public: Love in Action”

Theology and Philosophy Faculty of  the Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukraine)

Eastern European Institute of Theology (Ukraine)

Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven (Belgium)

Intercultural and Interconfessional Research Centre of the Arad University (Romania)

Ukrainian Section of the European Society of Women in Theological Research

Ukrainian Section of the European Society of Catholic Theology

UNWLA Center for Women’s Studies at UCU

ІІ International Theological Interconfessional Conference

The Church and Public: Love in Action

2-4 May 2019, Lviv (Ukraine)

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Programme

2 May, Thursday 

13:30-14:00 Registration of Participants (Atrium of Philosophical and Theological Faculty, Khutorivka str., 35-A, Lviv)

14:00-14:30 Welcome and Introduction (Conference Hall of Philosophical and Theological Faculty)

14:30-15:45 Parallel Sessions I (Auditoriums of Philosophical and Theological Faculty)

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break (Atrium)

16:15-18:00 Parallel Sessions II (Auditoriums of Philosophical and Theological Faculty)

18:00-19:00 Gala Dinner (by invitation). Ethnic Music.

Ukrainian Theological Book Prize 2020 Launch

(Restaurant of the Patriarch’s Home, Lviv, Khutorivka str. 35-B)

3 May, Friday

8:00-9:15 Breakfast (in lodging locations)

10:00-10:30 Conference Opening (Conference Hall, Khutorivka str., 35-A, Lviv)

  • Roman Zaviyskyy, Philosophical and Theological Faculty, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine)
  • Roman Soloviy, Eastern European Institute of Theology (Lviv, Ukraine)
  • Corneliu Constantineanu, Intercultural and Interconfessional Research Centre of Aurel Vlaicu University (Arad, Romania)
  • Steven C. van den Heuvel, Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics of the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Halyna Teslyuk, UNWLA Center for Women’s Studies (Lviv, Ukraine)

10:30-13:00 Plenary Session І. Concept of Public Theology: Biblical and Doctrinal Foundations

Moderator: Roman Zaviyskyy

Discussant: Ekaterini Tsalampouni

  • Joshua Searle, Spurgeon’s College (London, United Kingdom) New Points of Departure for Public Theology in a Post-Christian Society (15 min.)
  • Corneliu Constantineanu, Intercultural and Interconfessional Research Centre of Aurel Vlaicu University (Arad, Romania) Biblical Contributions to a Public Theology of Engagement (15 min.)
  • Stephan van Erp, Faculteit Theologie en Religiewetenschappen (KU Leuven, Belgium) Sacramentum Mundi: Towards a Sacramental Politics (15 min.)
  • Marcel V. Măcelaru, Intercultural and Interconfessional Research Centre of Aurel Vlaicu University (Arad, Romania) The Bible, Christian Existence and the Common Good (15 min.)
  • Regina Elsner, Centre for East European and International Studies (Berlin, Germany) In Search for a Common Language: Theological Social Ethics as Dialogue of Church and Modern Society (15 min.)

Discussion (15 min.)

13:00-13:50 Lunch (Restaurant of the Patriarch’s Home)

 14:00-15:50 Plenary Session ІІ. Church and Public: Historical, Cultural and Regional Contexts

Moderator: Hennadii Khrystokin

Discussant: Regina Elsner

  • Volodymyr Bureha, Kyiv Theological Academy, Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv, Ukraine) The Ideological Struggle in the Kyiv Theological Academy in the Early Twentieth Century: to the Question of the Origins of Domestic “Public Theology” (20 min.)
  • Lidiya Lozova, European Humanities Research Centre, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) Saint Mother Maria of Paris (Skoptsova) and “Dialogue Initiatives” in Contemporary Ukraine (20 min.)
  • Sergii Bortnyk, Kyiv Theological Academy, Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Kyiv, Ukraine) “And Thy Father Which Seeth in Secret Himself Shall Reward Thee Openly” (Matthew 6:4). On the Borders of Public Theology (20 min.)
  • Bishop Veniamin (Pohrebnoi), Poltava Missionary Theological Seminary, Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Poltava, Ukraine) Nonlinearity of The Sensitive Dynamics of Songs of Solomon as a Symbolic Reflection of God’s Feelings: Joy of Co-Creation Yesterday and Today (20 min.)

 Discussion (30 min.)

 15:50-16:10 Coffee break (Atrium)

 16:10-18:00 Plenary session III. Church and Public: Historical, Cultural and Regional Contexts

Moderator: Joshua Searle

Discussant: Heleen Zorgdrager

  • Sergii Sannikov, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine) The Eucharist as Witness of Evangelical Churches in Ukrainian Post-secular Society (25 min.)
  • Henrikas Žukauskas, Baptist Union of Lithuania (Vilnius, Lithuania) “Politics of Presence” and the Holy Spirit: Reading Yves Congar from the Lithuanian Perspective (25 min.)
  • Steven C. van den Heuvel, Evangelical Theological Faculty (Leuven, Belgium) The Importance of Relationality for Ecological Anthropology: A Bonhoefferian Perspective (25 min.)

Discussion (35 min.)

18:00-19:00 Dinner (by invitation)

 4 May, Saturday

 8:00-8:45 Breakfast (in lodging locations)

 9:30-11:00 Plenary Session IV. The Social Role of Women and Human Rights: Theological Interpretations

Moderator: Halyna Teslyuk

Discussant: Stephan van Erp

  • Ekaterini Tsalampouni, School of Pastoral and Social Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki, Greece) Women Theologians as Advocates of Human Rights: Potential and Limitations (20 min.)
  • Heleen Zorgdrager, Protestant Theological University (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Between ‘Traditional Values’ and Political Modernization: Women’s Contributions to Public Theology in Ukrainian Context (20 min.)
  • Regina Augustin, Catholic Woman’s Association of Austria (Vienna, Austria) The Catholic Woman’s Association in Austria and its Work (20 min.)

Discussion (30 min.)

 11:00-11:20 Coffee break (Atrium)

 11:20-13:00 Roundtable Discussion Public Theology: Ukrainian Dimensions

Moderators: Roman Zaviyskyy and Roman Soloviy

Panelists:

  • Viktor Yelensky (Kyiv)
  • Andriy Yurash (Kyiv)
  • Sergiy Sannikov (Odesa)
  • Georgiy Kovalenko (Kyiv)
  • Constantin Sigov (Kyiv)

 13:00-13:50 Lunch (Restaurant of the Patriarch’s Home)

 14:00-15:00 Presentation of New Theological Publications (Conference Hall)

15:30-19:00 Guided City Tour [optional]. English and Ukrainian Groups.

 Parallel Sessions Schedule

Parallel Session 1 Regional Dimensions of Public Theology

Room 104 (Khutorivka str., 35-A)

Moderator: Oleksandr Geychenko

  • Daria Morozova, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine) The Role of Greek Patristics in the Modern Ecological Movement
  • Oleksandr Geychenko, Odesa Theological Seminary (Odesa, Ukraine) Kingdom, Church and Society in the Writings of Vasilii V. Ivanov-Klyshnikov (1846-1919): A Neglected Case of Early Russian Baptist Missiology
  • Jozef Zuffa, Faculty of Theology of Trnava University (Bratislava, Slovakia) Selected Indicator of Catholicism in Slovakia
  • Andrei-Daniel Pop, Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, Aurel Vlaicu University (Arad, Romania) Contemplative Hermeneutics on John’s Epistemology Applied in Public Square in Context of Romanian Pentecostalism
  • Yuriy Skira, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine) Church and Genocide: Monastic Communities of the Lviv Archeparchy of the Greek Catholic Church and the Holocaust
  • Leonid Regheta, North Park Theological Seminary, Refugee Resource Center (Dallas, USA) Ministry of Texas Baptists in Their Work with Refugees from Africa, Asia and Middle East while Assisting with Their Social, Economic and Spiritual Needs as a Successful Example of the Church Ministry in the Public Space and Society

Parallel Session 2 Church and Public: Politics, Economics and Civil Society

Room 103 (Khutorivka str., 35-A)

 Moderator: Yuliia Vintoniv

  • Iryna Dubianetskaya, The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus) How the Religious Communities of Different Denominations Contribute to the Formation of National Identity in the Traditionally Multi-religious Belarus
  • Anatoliy Denysenko, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine) Capitalism as religion: Walter Benjamin against Max Weber
  • Yuliia Vintoniv, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine) Post-Christianity: Godforsakenness as a Meeting of Faith and Atheism: (according to A. Camus and C. S. Lewis)
  • Bogdan Ilychok, Theoretical and Applied Economics Department National University “Lviv Polytechnic” (Lviv, Ukraine) The Decisive Role of the Church in the Modern Socio-Economic Progress of Ukraine
  • Bishop Borys (Kharko), Orthodox Church of Ukraine / Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Gospel Principles of Social Efficiency
  • Peter Tsygan, Lviv Ivan Franko National University (Lviv, Ukraine) Protestant Interpretation of the Realization of Political Human Rights as a Means of Achieving the Public Good
  • Vitalii Hura, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine) A Political Eschatology in Public Sphere: Signs of War and Peace
  • Oleg Tsymbalyuk, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine) Why should the church take an active part in scientific, public and socio-political life?

Parallel Session 3 Church, Liturgy and the Christian Witness in the Public Square

Room 321 (Khutorivka str., 35-A)

Moderator: Sergii Bortnyk

  • Hennadii Khrystokin, University of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine) С. Hovorun’s Methodology of Ecclesiological Research: A Critical Analysis
  • Andriy Dudchenko, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine) Thanksgiving as a Human Calling in the Theology of Alexander Schmemann.
  • Gheorghe-Luca Ciprian, Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, Aurel Vlaicu University (Arad, Romania) “The greatest of these is love…”. Toward a Theology of Public Life
  • Alexandr Cocetov, Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, Aurel Vlaicu University (Arad, Romania) The New Dough in the Individual Life of the Christian and his/her Impact on the Public Sphere
  • Jason Gupta, Kyiv Theological Seminary (Kyiv, Ukraine): Evangelical Understandings of the Relationship between Evangelism and Social Ministry in Mission
  • Illya Bey, Zaporizhzhya National University (Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine) The Place of the Laity in the Contemporary Orthodox Church
  • Vasyl Novakovets, Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary (Lviv, Ukraine) Church and Society in the Creeds of Evangelical Christians and Baptists
  • Ivanna Movchanyuk, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine) The Tasks of the Church According to the Book of Revelation

Parallel Session 4 Religion in the Context of Contemporary Educational, Social and Ethical Challenges

Room 216 (Khutorivka str., 35-A)

Moderator: Inna Golubovich

  • Inna Golubovych, Helena Petrikovskaya, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University (Odesa, Ukraine) “Beret and Cassock”: University and Public Theology
  • Taras Dyatlik, Euro-Asian Accrediting Association, Overseas Council (Rivne, Ukraine) Protestant Theological Education in Eastern Europe: Contemporary Social Challenges
  • Halyna Pastushuk, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine) Christian Gospel vs “Human Rights”: the Lines of Distinction, the Terrotiry of Communication, the Ways of Solidarization.
  • Kateryna Buchko, University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria) School, Religion and Autism: Understanding Inclusion from Within
  • Mykhaylo Khrom’yak, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Kyiv, Ukraine) Charisms in the History of Christianity: Public Dimension
  • Marina Antonets, State Agrarian Academy, Ukraine (Poltava, Ukraine) Theological Foundation of Pedagogical Excellency of a Lecturer of Higher Education
  • Vitalii Stankevych, Odessa Theological Seminary (Ukraine, Odesa) Discipleship as the Nature of the Church: Historical and Theological Retrospective
  • Bohdan Maksymovych, Lviv State Institute of Oil-Process Design and Petrochemical Industries (Lviv, Ukraine) Сhurch Revitalization for a Public Good

Parallel Session 5 The Social Role of Women and Human Rights: Theological Interpretations

Room 203 (Khutorivka str., 35-A)

Moderator: Olga Spys

  • Ligia Mariana Măcelaru, Association for Special Skills Empowerment (Arad, Romania) A Call Back to Femininity – A Biblical View for the Woman Nowadays
  • Pyotr Pavlyuk, Higher School of Spirituality (Zhytomyr, Ukraine) To Keep the Right for Life
  • Olga Spys, State University of Infrastructure and Technologies (Kyiv, Ukraine) Church Involvement in Solving of Family Crises Problems: Possible Ways of Realisation on a Local Level
  • Kseniia Smirnova, Poltava Missionary Theological Seminary (Horishni Plavni, Ukraine) The Role of Women in Maintaining the Community’s Psychological Climate: An Orthodox Aspect
  • Mariya Khoma, Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine) Women’s Scenarios in Crisis Situations. Biblical Paradigm
  • Andrii Shved, “Zoe” International University of Theology (Kyiv, Ukraine) An Feminist Aspect of the Narrative Theology in the Ukrainian Charismatic Movement

Contacts

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Address: Philosophy and Theology Faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Khutorivka str., 35-A, 79070, Lviv, UKRAINE)