Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Puissances Divines dans l'Antiquité Tardive

11-12 October 2013

Venue: Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium
Palais des Académies, 1 Rue Ducale, B-1000 Bruxelles



Confirmed Speakers

Polymnia Athanassiadi (University of Athens)

"Divine Power and Social Authority in Late Antiquity:  the Iamblichan Model"

José Maria Zamora Calvo (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)

"Dynamis Pantôn in Plotinus"

Lambros Couloubaritsis (University of Brussels)

"La notion de dynamis chez Pseudo-Denys l'Aréopagite"

Baudouin Decharneux (University of Brussels, F.R.S.-FNRS)

"Powers in Philo's De opificio mundi"

Mark Edwards (University of Oxford)

"Christ as the Dynamis of God from Paul to Athanasius"

Sarah Hitch (University of Oxford)

"Writing Gods in the 5th century: Divine Power in the Orphic Argonautica"

Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford)

"Gregory of Nyssa's Non-reductive Immaterialism

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan & University of Durham)

"Divine Power in Origen of Alexandria, His Sources, and His Aftermath"

Peter Struck (University of Pennsylvania)

"Power and Divination in Iamblichus's De Mysteriis

Irini Fotini Viltanioti (University of Brussels, F.R.S.-FNRS)

"Powers and Divine Statues in Porphyry and Iamblichus"

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Scientific Committee: Prof Baudouin Decharneux (University of Brussels), Dr Irini Fotini Viltanioti (University of Brussels), Dr Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford).

Organising Committee: Prof Baudouin Decharneux (Brussels, F.R.S.-FNRS), Dr Irini Fotini Viltanioti (University of Brussels, F.R.S.-FNRS), Dr Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford), Prof Jean Leclercq (Catholic University of Louvain).


The conference is funded by: the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies Project, funded by the European Research Council - ERC and directed by Anna Marmodoro; the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS; the Wiener-Anspach Foundation; the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Brussels (ULB, Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres); and the Centre interdiscipinaire d'étude des religions et de la laïcité (CIERL) of the University of Brussels (ULB).


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