Seminary Professor to Lecture on the Idea of Human Union with God and Eastern Christian Notions of Salvation
The Most Reverend Metropolitan Dr. Chrysostomos of Etna will lecture on the Eastern Orthodox Christian understanding of human salvation as enlightenment and union with God.
As a follow-up to a lecture last week at the Saint Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary by a Byzantine scholar on two fourteenth-century figures of pivotal importance to the intellectual and theological traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Christian world, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Dr. Chrysostomos of Etna, Emeritus, a retired Orthodox Hierarch who lives at the Saint Gregory Palamas Monastery in Etna and teaches statistics, pastoral psychology, and Patristics at the Seminary, will lecture on the Eastern Orthodox Christian understanding of human salvation as enlightenment and union with God. The lecture is designed to continue several themes in last week’s presentation.
Metropolitan Chrysostomos’s lecture, part of the Seminary’s public lecture series, is open, without charge, to anyone interested. It will be held in the Seminary auditorium at 510 Collier Way, in Etna, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The lecture will be followed by refreshments in the Seminary dining hall, on the second floor of the facility.
Metropolitan Chrysostomos received his doctoral degree in psychology at Princeton University and has held professorships and conducted research at a number of American and European colleges and universities. He is a Fulbright Scholar, was a Larson Fellow in Health and Spirituality at the United States Library of Congress, a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Divinity School, Oxford University, the University of Washington, and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, and Visiting Professor at the Theological Institute of the University of Uppsala in Sweden. He has authored numerous books, scholarly articles, and monographs and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of University Professors, and the Fulbright Association.