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University of Pécs
Centre for Patristic Studies
University of Pécs, Department of Philosophy
H-7624 PÉCS, Ifjúság útja 6/B. Hungary,
Tel.: 00-36-72-503 600/4694
Fax: 00-36-72-501 558




29 August – 2 September 2005

4th Circular
Practical informationpreliminary program

1. Practical information

For information about Pécs and University of Pécs, please visit websites: and .

Lectures and communications will be held in the buildings of the Faculty of Humanities. Address: Ifjúság útja 6. (Ifjúság Str. 6.)

Registration Fee:

- Participant: 120 Eur
- Student: 80 Eur

The registration fee includes: access to all academic and social events, morning and afternoon coffee/tea, lunch, proceedings.

We can arrange accommodation for participants in Hunyor Vendégház in rooms with bath. The following prices in Hunyor Vendégház are indicated in HUF (1 Euro = c. 250 HUF):

- Double room with single occupancy on the second floor 3,500 HUF/night + 1,000 HUF breakfast + 300 HUF tax/day.
- Double room with double occupancy on the second floor 2,500 HUF/night/person + 1,000 HUF breakfast + 300 HUF tax/day.
- Double room with single occupancy on the first floor 3,000 HUF/night + 1,000 HUF breakfast + 300 HUF tax/day
- Double room with double occupancy on the first floor 2,000 HUF/night/person + 1,000 HUF breakfast + 300 HUF tax/day
Room for three persons on the first floor 2,000 HUF/night/person + 1,000 HUF breakfast + 300 HUF tax/day

For booking accommodation the following pieces of information should arrive to us before June 1st:

Date of arrival:
Date of departure:
Number of nights:
Type of room:

Please, indicate if you know who you would like to share the room with!

Further accommodation facilities are also available, consult the website:

The following list contains the data of other recommended hotels (with relatively modest prices) which are close to the place of our conference.

Ábrahám Kishotel
Pécs, Munkácsy M. u. 41.
Phone: 72/510-422

Aranyhajó Fogadó
Pécs, Király u. 3.
Phone: 36-72/210-685

Diana Kishotel
Pécs, Tímár u. 4/a.
Phone: 36-72/333-373

Főnix Hotel
Pécs, Hunyadi út 2.
Phone: 36-72/311-680

Szent György Fogadó
Pécs, Nagyvárad u. 23.
Phone: 36-72-221-121 Tel/Fax: 72/310-126

Makár Tanya Sporthotel
Pécs, Középmakár dűlő 4.
Phone: 36-72/224-400

If you decide not to stay at Hunyor Vendégház, please contact the hotel directly.

In the next circular (in April) you will receive the form including payment information and exact data.

2. Instructions for contributors

Abstracts and the final written versions of the contributions should be submitted according to the standards requested for the series “Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium” in which the proceedings of the conference will be published. The standards can be found on the following website: .

The list of the abbreviated forms of the titles of Origen’s works is attached to the present letter.

As there is a large number of papers, the editors and the publisher (Peeters, Leuven) kindly ask each participant with presentation to keep the publication limits. Length should not be more than 15 pages for lectures and 10 pages for short communications. The editorial committee will decide about publication after the conference.

3. Abstracts

Abstracts are required to be submitted before May 15, 2005. Length should not be more than 1500 n for short communication and 2500 n for lecture. The abstracts should have the final title of the presentation. For the abstracts we kindly ask you to follow the following standards:

Margins: one inch at the top and bottom, 0,75 at each side.
Font: Times New Roman or Palatino, 12 point.
Line Spacing: Single spaced.
Title Line(s): Boldface. Centered at the top of the page. Abstract titles may not be longer than two lines. Do not put your title in quotation marks; do not underline it. Skip one line below the title. Author Line content: Your name, followed on the same line (in parentheses) by your institution or your city. Abstract Text: please, do not use footnotes and please also avoid using tables or diagrams.

In the abstracts sent via e-mail, use exclusively fonts “Times New Roman” or “Palatino”.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (without the names of chairs)



Monday (August 29)


17.00 Salutations


Rev. Mihály Mayer Bishop of Pécs

Prof. Antal Bókay Vice-rector of University of Pécs


17.30-19.30 Lectures


Lorenzo Perrone, Christianity as Practice in the “Contra Celsum” (L)

Attila Jakab, “Appartenir ŕ l’Eglise” Origčne, home de foi et de combat (L)

Karen Jo Torjesen, Exegetical Practice and Episcopal Authority (L)

19.00-19.30 Discussion


Tuesday (August30)


9.00-13.45 Section I. Exegesis and its Practical Consequence


Judith Kovács, Origen’s Exegesis of the Revelation to John (L)

Samuel Hong, Creating Self-identity through Rhetorical Definition, Classification, and Association in Origen (L)

10.00-10.30 Discussion


10.30-11.00 Break


Agnčs Aliau-Milhaud, Progrčs du texte, progrčs de l’individu dans le Commentaire de Jean d’Origčne (C)

Agnčs Bastit-Kalinowska, La mise en pratique de l’Ecriture (Mt 5,19; 7,24 et autres lieux parallčles) dans l’exégčse d’Origčne (C)

Federica Bucchi, La favola della trovatella di Ez 16 nelli interpretazione di Origene (HomEz VI-X.) (C)

11.45-12.15 Discussion

Francesca Cocchini, Qualque punti a Comentaria sulla Ep.Rom. di Origene (L)

Tamás Adamik, La rhétorique dans las Homélies sur le Cantique des Cantiques d’Origčne (L)

13.15-13.45 Discussion


9.00-13.45 Section II. Origen’s Theology


Anders-Christian Jakobsen, Christology in the Sermons of Origen (L)

Henryk Pietras, Origene sull’inizio del mondo materiale e sull’elezione divina (L)

10.00-10.30 Discussion


10.30-11.00 Break


Bertrand Ham, L’action divine chez Origčne (C)

Norman Russell, Origen and his critics on Isaiah 6: 1-7 (C)

István M. Bugár, Where does free will come from? The “autexousion” before Origen (C)

11.45-12.15 Discussion

Lucio Troiani, Origene e il giudaismo con particolare riferimento al Contra Celsum (C)

Vladimir Cvetkovic,, The role of the Logos in Origen (C)

György Geréby, The Political Theology of Origen (L)

13.15-13.45 Discussion


13.30-16.00 Break


16.00-18.45 Section III. Exegesis and its Practical Consequence


Samuel Fernandez, Origen, Master of Exegesis: A New Approach (L)

Miyako Demura, On Origen’s allegorical interpretation (L)

17.00-17.30 Discussion

Domenico Pazzini, Areté e Gnósis sul Commento a Giovanni di Origene (L)

Olga Nesterova, L’unité de la méthode herméneutique chez Origčne: interpretations littérales et figuratives (C)

18.15-18.45 Discussion


16.00-18.30 Section IV. Origen as a Churchman


Gerald Bostock, Origen the ‘Son of Horus’ in his Egyptian Milieu (L)

Christoph Markschies, Between self-castration and stomach trouble? Some new perspectives on Origen’s ascetic behaviour (L)

17.00-17.30 Discussion

William G. Rusch, On Being a Christian – According to Origen (C)

Andrea Villani, Aspetti dell’ecclesiologia nelle Commentarium Series in Matthaeum (C)

18.00-18.30 Discussion


Social programs



Wednesday (August 31)


9.00-12.45 Section I. Exegesis and its practical consequences


Antonio Cacciari, “Certain knowledge of the things that are”. Origenian variations on the theme of Wisdom. (L)

Eugene Afonasin, Religious Mind. Observations on the theoretical background of the religious practice in Early Christianity and Gnosticism (C)

Claudio Zamagni, Que savons-nous des Homélies sur Job d’Origčne? (C)

10-10.30 Discussion


10.30-11.00 Break


Enrico dal Covolo, La tenda o il tempio? Origene, Omelie sui Numeri XVII e XXVII (C)

Elizabeth Dively Lauro, Origen’s Sacramental View of Exegesis as a Form of Spiritual Baptism in Hom. Judic. 8. (C)

Thomas P. Scheck, Sign of Churchmanship in Origen’s Homilies on Ezekiel (C)

István Pásztori-Kupán, The Holy Spirit as the Mother of the Son? Origen’s Interpretation of a Surviving Fragment from The Gospel according to the Hebrews (C)

Boudewijn Dehandschutter, Origen and the Episode on Stephen in the Book of Acts (C)

12.15-12.45 Discussion


9.00-12.45 Section II. Liturgy, Prayer, Cults


Joseph S. O’Leary, The knowledge of God: How Prayer Surpasses Platonism (Contra Celsum VI 66-70; VII 36-44) (L)

Eric Junod, Da la construction et de l’argumentation du Peri Euchčs (L)

10.00-10.30 Discussion


10.30-11.00 Break


Harald Buchinger, Eucharistische Praxis und eucharistische Frömmigkeit bei Origenes: Eine liturgiewissenschaftliche Relecture des Dossiers (C)

Barbara Müller, Sleepless in Alexandria? Origen and his Fellow-Ascetics on Prayer and Sleep (C)

Laurence Viančs, Origen and the festival of Soukkoth (C)

Marco Rizzi, Origen’s Conceptions on Martyrium: Theology and Social Practices (L)

12.15-12.45 Discussion


12.45-16.00 Break


16.00-19.30 Section III. Theoretical background of the religious practice


Fred Ledegang, The interpretation of the Decalogue by Philo, Clement of Alexandria and Origen (L)

Alain Le Boulluec, Le témoignage et réflexions d’Origčne sur les fętes (L)

17.00-17.30 Discussion


17.30-18.00 Break


György Heidl, Origen against Religious Syncretism (C)

Róbert Somos, Religious Sentiments in the “Contra Celsum” (C)

Anna Tzvetkova, Certains exemples d’exégčse origenienne et rabbinique dans le contexte des rapports entre la communauté chrétienne et la communauté juive ŕ Césarée (C)

Péter Tóth, The teaching of pure prayer in Rufinus’ translation of Historia Monachorum (C)

19.00-19.30 Discussion


16.00-19.30 Section IV. Monastic movements


Annick Martin, Athanase, Antoine et Origčne: Un modčle monastique (L)

Dmitrij Bumazhnov, Some considerations about the literary history of the letter of the (Ps.?) Antony (C)

Monika Pesthy, Origčne et les démons d’Antoine (C)

17.00-17.30 Discussion


17.30-18.00 Break


Charles Kannengiesser, The smiling Antony: A Hermit’s Social Awareness (L)

Pamela Bright, Antony’s practice of Discernment (L)        

19.00-19.30 Discussion


Thursday (September 1)


9.00-12.30 Section I. Exegesis and its practical consequences


Jean-Noël Guinot, Origčne et l’ambiguďté du muthos (L)

Joseph Trigg, Feeding on the Body of the Logos (L)

10.00-10.30 Discussion


10.30-11.00 Break


Thomas Graumann, Translating Origen – between Contemplation and Polemics (L)

Guido Bendinelli, La preghia nelle Series In Mattheum (C)

Ulrich Volp, Origen’s Anthropology and Christian ritual (C)

12.00-12.30 Discussion


9.00-12.45 Section II. Theoretical background of religious practice

Pablo Argárate, Origen on the Holy Spirit (L)

Pier Franco Beatrice, Origen in Nemesius’ treatise On the Nature of Man (L)

10.00-10.30 Discussion


10.30-11.00 Break


Gilles Dorival, Le didascalée d’Alexandrie ou la christianisation d’un modčle paďen d’enseignement (L)

Manuel Mira, El prólogo del Commentarium in Cantica y las etapas del progreso spiritual (C)

Jason Scarborough, Origen and Celsus: Exegesis and Apologetics (C)

Sarah Spangler, Metaphysical Principles of Asceticism and Ascent in Origen” (C)

12.15-12.45 Discussion


Social Programs



Friday (02.09)


9.00-12.45 Section I. Origenian Traditions in the Greek, Latin and Eastern religious practice


David B. Evans, The Second Origenist Controversy (L)

Gábor Kendeffy, Providence through set-back. Origen in the Ancient Tradition (C)

Diego Marchini, La tradizione latina del De octo spiritibus malitiae di Evagrio Pontico (C)

10.00-10.30 Discussion


10.30-11.00 Break


Stefano Tampellini, Influssi origeniani e alessandrini sulle Omelie Festali di Esichiodi Gerusalemme (C)

Augustine Casiday, Some observations on the esoteric teachings of Evagrius Ponticus (C)

Vladimir Baranov, The Role of Christ’s Soul-Mediator in the Iconoclastic Christology (C)

Ágoston Schmelowszky, A Common Vision: Origen and the Late Jewish Mystical tradition (C)

Ashley Hall, Origen Against the Radicals: Philipp Melanchton’s Use of Origen Against the Radical Reformers (C)

12.15-12.45 Discussion





Further participants (chairs of sessions, guests):

Tamás Böröczki, Adele Monaci Castagno, Gennaro Antonio Galluccio, Doris Glaser (Publisher Walter de Gruyter), Annewies van den Hoek, Maria Grazia Mara, Jeltine Ledegang-Keegstra, Francesco Pieri.



For further information, please contact Prof. Róbert Somos or Prof. György Heidl University of Pécs, Centre for Patristic Studies.



Prof. Róbert Somos

University of Pécs, Department of Philosophy

H-7624 PÉCS, Ifjúság útja 6/B. Hungary