Dr. Christopher Veniamin Guest Instructor at SVS

“Prayer in Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex” – Monday, November 17, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM, at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY

Dr. Christopher Veniamin, Professor of Patristics at St. Tikhon’s Seminary and author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition, has been graciously invited by Dr. Peter Bouteneff, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, to teach a class on “Prayer in Saint Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex,” on Monday, November 17, from 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Professor Christopher Veniamin is a spiritual child of Elder Sophrony of Essex, holds his first degree in Theology from the University of Thessalonica (Greece), and obtained his doctorate from Oxford University, under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He is the editor and translator of Saint Gregory Palamas: The Homilies (2009 and 2014), for which he also wrote over 100 pages of notes and scholia, and the author of The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation: “Theosis” in Scripture and Tradition (2013).

Dr. Veniamin’s doctoral dissertation at Oxford, “The Transfiguration of Christ in Greek Patristic Literature: From Irenaeus of Lyons to Gregory Palamas” (1991), was a diachronic study of the meaning of the Taborian theophany in Patristic literature, spanning some thirteen centuries, and is currently being reworked in preparation for publication in 2015.

Professor Veniamin is also the President of Mount Thabor Publishing, which was established in 2005, and has edited and published books by Archimandrite Zacharias, Professor Constantine Scouteris, and Klaus Kenneth.

 

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