Ancient Philosophy and the Eastern Church-FR
The Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Hellenic Studies at UNB invite the university community to an intriguing public lecture entitled, "Philosophy within the Patristic Tradition" by Rev. Dr. John Palmer (University of Thessaloniki, Greece) Priest-in-charge of the Holy Lady of Vladimir Mission, St. John's Newfoundland.
Profoundly influenced by Scholasticism, the West has largely come to assume that philosophy and theology are identical, differing only in the sense that the former allows reason to operate autonomously while the latter reasons from a set number of revealed truths. The Patristic tradition, preserved primarily in the East and rooted far more deeply in Christian history, offers a significant challenge to this assumption for it claims that all true theology is ultimately the product of divine revelation experienced within the human soul and not of rational discourse.
In this lecture, Rev. Dr. John Palmer will offer a synopsis of the Patristic understanding of epistemology and then situate philosophy within the Patristic tradition, highlighting areas where it has been rejected by the Holy Fathers as well as those where it has been embraced and affirmed.
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Place: Toole Hall, 3 UNB Fredericton Campus.
This is a public event and all are welcome to attend!
Building: Toole Hall
Room Number: 3
1 506 458 7508