Tradition, Secularization, Fundamentalism: Orthodox/Catholic Encounters

Tradition, Secularization, Fundamentalism: Orthodox/Catholic Encounters

 The Orthodox Christian Studies Center Presents
the Patterson Triennial Conference

Thursday, June 23–Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Fordham University School of Law | 150 W. 62nd St. (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) | New York City


While the very meaning of the “secular” remains contested, Christians globally are self-identifying in different ways in relation to an imagined secularization, all the while discerning how to live as a tradition. This intersection between tradition, secularization, and fundamentalism is especially evident in both post-Communist Catholic/Orthodox countries and the American context, where fundamentalist-like responses have emerged against the perceived threat of the secular.
Every three years, the center sponsors and produces the Patterson Conference on Orthodox/Catholic Dialogue. Previous conferences include, "Christianity, Democracy and the Shadow of Constantine” (2013), "Orthodox Constructions of the West" (2010), and "Orthodox Readings of Augustine" (2007). Publications have resulted from all three conferences. Proceedings from the first two conferences are currently available for online purchase.
Confirmed speakers include: 

R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame
Nikolaos Asproulis, Volos Academy for Theological Studies
Brandon Gallaher, University of Exeter
Paul Griffiths, Duke Divinity School
Vigen Guroian, University of Virginia
Rev. Dr. Oliver Herbel, Military Chaplain
Edith M. Humphrey, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Slavica Jakelić, Valparaiso University
Nadieszda Kizenko, SUNY Albany
Wendy Mayer, Australian Catholic University
Brenna Moore, Fordham University
Graham Ward, Oxford University
Darlene Fozard Weaver, Duquesne University

The 2016 Patterson Conference is a featured event of the Fordham University 175th Anniversary Celebration. Conference support is provided by the Patterson Triennial Conference Endowment and the Ganister Orthodox Foundation Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. 
Limited on-campus accommodation is available in the Lincoln Center dorms on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is $155. To stay at the nearby Empire Hotel, call 212-265-7400 and ask for the Fordham rate.


For more information, please contact Nathaniel Wood at or 718-817-3290.

The Fourth Patterson Triennial Conference on Orthodox/Catholic Dialogue