Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation
Research and Education Center for Religion, Philosophy and Culture Studies
Asia-Pacific Early Christian Studies Society
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10th Annual Conference

Saint-Petersburg State University for Aerospace Instrumentation,
Research and Education Center for Religion, Philosophy and Culture Studies,
67 Bolshaya Morskaia St.,

St Petersburg, 190000, Russia
9-11 September, 2016


FRIDAY, 9 September

09.00 – 9.30    Registration (room 53-01)

9.30 – 10.00    Welcome and Announcements (room 53-03)

10.00 – 11.30  Parallel Session 1

1A Pauline and Deutero-Pauline Interpretation (room 53-03)
Chair: Satoshi TODA

10.00 – 10.30 BRATKIN, Dimitri A. (St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia) – The Circumcision of Timothy as a Dating Anachronism in Acts 16:3
10.30 – 11.00 DUPONT, Anthony (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium) – The Venerable Bede’s Creative Use of Augustine in Commenting on Ephesians 3:17-18 (Collectio ex opusculis sancti Augustini in epistulas Pauli apostoli fr. 315)
11.00 – 11.30

1B Trinitarian and Christological Theology (room 52-22)
Chair: Bronwen NEIL

10.00 – 10.30 BIRIUKOV, Dmitry (State University for Aerospace Instrumentation, St Petersburg, Russia) – Physical Paradigms in the Christological Controversies
10.30 – 11.00 BENEVICH, Grigory (Russian Christian Academy for the Humanities, St Petersburg, Russia) – Maximus Confessor’s Interpretation of Abraham’s Hospitality in Genesis 18 in Comparison with Previous Orthodox Tradition
11.00 – 11.30 TONE, Hiroshi (Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan) – On the Function of the Term Adoptus Applied to Jesus Christ in the Arian Controversy Especially from Materials about the Nine-Century Adoptionist Controversy in Spain

11.30 – 12.00  Break (room 53-01)

12.00 – 13.00  Parallel Session 2

2A Ethiopia (room 52-22)
Chair: Anthony DUPONT

12.00 – 12.30 FRANTSOUZOFF, Serge A. (St Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia) – Concept of Genetic Transmission of the ‘Essence of Salvation’ in the Ethiopian Church and its Reminiscence in Islam
12.30 – 13.00 GUSAROVA, Ekaterina V. (National Library of Russia, St Petersburg, Russia) – Veneration of the Sabbath in Medieval Ethiopia: Veterotestamental Commandment in the Doctrine of a Christian Church

2B Art and Architecture (room 53-03)
Chair: Chris HANLON

12.00 – 12.30 DOBRINSKI, Claudia (Universität Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany) – In more romano: The Ottonian West Transept – An Architectural and Liturgical Excerpt
12.30 – 13.00 BARANOV, Vladimir (Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design, and Fine Arts, Novosibirsk, Russia) – Visual and Ideological Context of the Chalke Inscription at the Entrance to the Great Palace of Constantinople

13.00 – 14.30  Lunch

14.30 to 16.00  Parallel Session 3

3A Augustine (room 53-03)
Chair: Nozomu YAMADA

14.30 – 15.00 DEMURA, Kazuhiko (Okayama University, Okayama, Japan) – The Survival of Philosophia in the Latin West: The Case of Augustine of Hippo
15.00 – 15.30 SATO, Makiko (Toyama University, Toyama, Japan) – Almsgiving to Oneself: An Examination of Augustine’s Interpretation of the Order of Love
15.30 – 16.00 SUH, Wonmo (Presbyterian University and Theological College, Seoul, South Korea) – The Role of Rational Beings in Creation in Augustine’s Commentaries on Genesis

3B Martyrdom and Eschatology (room 52-22)
Chair: Sergey IVANOV

14.30 – 15.00 BUGÁR, István M. (University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary) – Hippolytus Recast and a Late Antique Dies irae
15.00 – 15.30 HANLON, Christopher (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia) – Agatha: A Good Woman
15.30 – 16.00 NANAE, Sakata (University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan) – Dialogue with Ancient Wisdom: The Case of Suger of Saint-Denis

16.00 – 16.30  Break (room 53-01)

16.30 – 18.00  Plenary Session 1 (room 53-03)
Chair: Basil LOURIÉ

IVANOV, Sergey (National Research University, Moscow, Russia) – The Survival of Extravagant Saintliness in the Mid-Byzantine Period

18.00 – 19.00 Reception (room 53-01)

19.00 –            Dinner (own arrangements)

SATURDAY, 10 September

09.30 – 10.30  Parallel Session 4

4A Interpretative Tools (room 53-03)
Chair: Vladimir BARANOV

09.30 – 10.00 TODA, Satoshi (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan) – The Eusebian Canons: A Neglected Tool for the Interpretation of the Gospels
10.00 – 10.30 NEIL, Bronwen (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia) – Dreams and Contemplation in Origen’s Contra Celsum

4B Gregory of Nazianzus (room 52-45)

09.30 – 10.00 DAUNTON-FEAR, Andrew (Bristol, United Kingdom) – Can We Hear the Spoken Words of Gregory of Nazianzus?
10.00 – 10.30 KOSAKA, Shunsuke (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan) – Between Critic and Eulogy: Comparing the Historiography of Ammianus and the Invective of Gregory on the Emperor Julian

4C Manichaeism (room 53-04)
Chair: Naoki KAMIMURA
09.30 – 10.00 MOISSEEVA, Evgenïa (University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France) – The Book of Genesis as a Hidden Source of Manichaeism
10.00 – 10.30 TAKAHASHI, Hidemi (University of Tokyo) – From Lydda to Xiapu: The Chinese Manichaean Prayer of Saint George (Zisizhou)

10.30 – 11.00  Break (room 53-01)

11.00 – 12.30  Parallel Session 5

5A Augustine on Donatism and Pelagianism (room 53-03)
Chair: Kazuhiko DEMURA

11.00 – 11.30 DUNN, Geoffrey D. (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia) – Discipline and Correction: Augustine on the Violence of the Donatists in Epistula 185
11.30 – 12.00 GRABAU, Joseph (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium) – Retrieving Fourth-Century Donatist Pastoral Theology Based on Fifth-Century Homilies on John Including Augustine’s Tractates
12.00 – 12.30 YAMADA, Nozomu (Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan) – ‘Rhetorical’ Controversy between Augustine and Julian of Eclanum: Real Intentions and Social Backgrounds of Both Polemicists

5B Eastern Asceticism and Apocalypticism I (room 52-45)
Chair: Chris DE WET

11.00 – 11.30 AVDOKHIN, Arkadiy (King’s College, London, United Kingdom) – Athanasios, Demons, and Psalms (Again): Scriptural Lines as an Apotropaic Technique in Vita Antonii
11.30 – 12.00 HAKAMADA, Rei (Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan) – The Development of the Notion of Intellect (Nous) in Byzantine Asceticism
12.00 – 12.30 KONSTANTINOVSKY, Julia (Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom) – Evagrius Ponticus on Divine Ascent

12.30 – 14.00  Lunch

14.00 – 15.00  Parallel Session 6

6A Liturgy and Preaching I (room 53-03)
Chair: Alexey SOMOV

14.00 – 14.30 CRAIG, Barry M. (Diocese of Cairns, Cairns, Australia) – Handling the Bread: Eucharistic Interpretations of Feeding the Multitudes
14.30 – 15.00 LOURIÉ, Basil (Scrinium, St Petersburg, Russia) – Inscription on the Chalice of Solomon: A Liturgical Text of Second Temple Judaism

6B Eastern Asceticism and Apocalypticism II (room 52-45)
Chair: Arkadiy AVDOKHIN

14.00 – 14.30 DE WET, Chris (University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa) – The Captive Monk: Slavery and Tradition in Syrian Christian Asceticism
14.30 – 15.00 STRICKLER, Ryan (Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia) – Who are the Sons of Ishmael? Byzantine Portrayals of Muslims in Seventh-Century Literature

6C General (room 53-04)
Chair: Dmitry BIRIUKOV

14.00 – 14.30 LA MATINA, Marcello (Università degli Studi di Macerata, Macerata, Italy) – Did Europe Lose its Identity in Translation?
14.30 – 15.00  KAMIMURA, Naoki (Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan) – The Provisional Reception of Patristic Authors in Sixteenth-Century Japan

15.00 – 15.30  Break (room 53-01)

15.30 – 16.30  Parallel Session 7
7A Irenaeus of Lyon (room 53-03)
Chair: Geoffrey D. DUNN

15.30 – 16.00 ARTEMI, Eirini (Hellenic Open University, Athens, Greece) – The Heretic Gnostic and the Real ‘Gnostic’ in Christ According to the Teaching of Irenaeus of Lyon
16.00 – 16.30  OHTANI, Satoshi (Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan) – The Persecution at Lyon and the Martyrdom of Irenaeus in the Eyes of Gregory of Tours

7B Pseudepigrapha and Hagiography (room 52-45)
Chair: Wonmo SUH

15.30 – 16.00 MIROSHNIKOV, Ivan (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland) – Why Do Women Not Deserve to Live? Protology and Misogyny in Gos. Thom. 114
16.00 – 16.30 Koos KRITZINGER (University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa) – Three Love Stories, Three Caves, Three Suicides: Aeneas and Dido, Pyramus and Thisbe, Malchus and his ‘Wife’

7C Liturgy and Preaching II (room 53-04)
Chair: Basil LOURIÉ

15.30 – 16.00 SOMOV, Alexey (Institute for Bible Translation, Moscow, Russia) – Dove in the Story of Jesus’ Baptism
16.00 – 16.30 CHEPEL, Elena (School of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration) – Eucharist in Papyrus Amulets

19.00 – Conference Dinner (4, Masterskaya Street. This is 5 minutes from Premiera hotel. Knock at a glass door at the middle of the building or call Xenia at +7 921 745-0151)

SUNDAY, 11 September

10.30 – 15.00 Cultural Excursion including lunch (State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg)



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