Tagungen und Konferenzen, WissenschaftsCampus Mainz 

26. April 2018, 17:00 Uhr
- 28. April 2018, 19:00 Uhr

Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte Mainz
Alte Universitätstraße 19
55116 Mainz


Orthodox Christian Political Theologies: History, Development, Specificities, Contextualisation

The international conference »Orthodox Christian Political Theologies: History, Development, Specificities, Contextualisation« is scheduled to take place at the Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz from the 26th until the 28th of April 2018 and is organized by Vasilios N. Makrides (Erfurt University) and Mihai-D. Grigore (IEG). The conference, which will bring together experts on the topic from Germany and abroad, aims at filling a gap in examining orthodox political theologies from a systematic, interdisciplinary and broader perspective. The focus is on the historical evolvement of political theological discourses in Orthodox Christianity across time, from the fourth century until today. The conference will be also examining the historical background of Orthodox political theologies and their numerous forms, considering and analysing the specific parameters and factors that shaped those across time. The contributors attempt to locate and critically evaluate the reasons accounting for the specificities and particularities of Orthodox political theologies across history, as well as to contextualise the entire issue, first by comparing Orthodox with Western Christian political theologies, and second by looking at forms of political theologies in other contexts, beyond Christianity and the West.