‘The Passions in the Platonic Tradition, Patristics and Late Antiquity’.

In an effort to explore the effects of the pandemic the aim of the Symposium on April 19 and 20, 2021 was to study emotional responses in the following three moments in the unfolding of (de)confinement: (1) undergoing forceful separation at the outbreak of the pandemic, (2) experiencing loss during the pandemic and (3) embracing change and reimagining a life after the pandemic. Some questions open to discussion included, how do emotions in these stages affect corporeality, community, lived experience, identity and religious practice?

Anthony Dupont concluded the Symposium with his lecture entitled ‘Augustine’s Tears: a Plea for the Virtue of Honesty”

  • Proceedings of the symposium will appear as The Passions in the Platonic Tradition, Patristics and Late Antiquity in VOX PATRUM vol. 81, March 2022 [Editor: Marcin R. Wysocki (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin), Guest Editor: Pablo Irizar (McGill University)]

Augustine as Bible Interpreter

On Friday 6th of November 2020, from 3:00 to 4:45 pm, the Centre for the Study of Early Christianity (University of Tilburg) organizes a Zoom meeting by which you can participate in a symposium entitled : “Augustine as Bible Interpreter“. Speakers of the day will be Dr. Karla Pollman and Dr. Enrique Eguiarte. Participation is free, but you will need to register beforehand. Further information can be found in following document: