Colloquium Clementinum III: Clement of Alexandria’s Paedagogus

St Athanasius Greek Catholic Theological Institute, Nyíregyháza
Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Olomouc

are pleased to invite you to take part in the conference

Colloquium Clementinum III: Clement of Alexandria’s Paedagogus

Nyíregyháza (Hungary), 20 – 22 April 2023

Clement of Alexandria's Paedagogus was written as basic instructions for an inexperienced Christian: it directs catechumens and neophytes to the person of Jesus Christ, assures them of God's care, gives very specific advice for daily life, and deals with important issues concerning theology and spirituality. 
During the conference, the following topics will be discussed:
•    the lifestyle and approach to body recommended in Clement's Paedagogus,
•    literary, philosophic and natural scientific sources of the ideas present in this writing, 
•    Clement’s original theological concepts. 
Contributions comparing Clement's teaching in his Paedagogus with teaching of other early Christian authors are also welcome.

Speakers will include:
Annewies van den Hoek 
Lenka Karfíková 
Emanuela Prinzivalli
Jana Plátová
Marco Rizzi
Leonardo Lugaresi
Vít Hušek

The conference languages are English, Italian and French.
We intend the conference to become the basis for a collective monograph (written in English) on Clement's Paedagogus, which would be a useful source for readers of this work. The contributions can also be published in the Eastern Theological Journal, which publishes papers in English and in other world languages. PhD students are also invited to attend the conference.

Communication proposals, with an abstract of up to 300 words and a brief curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 31 October 2022, to ColloquiumClementinumIII@gmail.com. 
Please note that the time limit for each presentation is 20 minutes.
The deadline for submission of the papers for publication in the collective monograph will be 30 June 2023.

Lunch and dinner is included for each participant on the conference days, and all participants will be invited to the closing dinner on Saturday 22 April. The organisers will be pleased to arrange individual transport from the airport (or city centre) in Debrecen or Budapest on Wednesday 19 April, on request.
Conference fee: 60 Euros.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like us to arrange accommodation.

Yours sincerely,
Veronika Černušková
Miklós Gyurkovics