Center for Faith and Culture, University of Bucharest – Visit of Professor Paul Fiddes

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Facultatea de Teologie Baptista and from the Centre for Faith and Culture! During the second week of December we hope to have another visit from Professor Paul Fiddes. At the moment we have the following tentative program. A full program will be produced in the next few days as I receive the final confirmation.

Monday, December 5th – There will be an afternoon meeting of the Ethnography and Ecclesiology research group of the Centre for Faith and Culture. PhD, Master students and other interested students are invited to attend. Professor Fiddes indicated that he will present an ethnographic study of responses to an inter-textual liturgy based on Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Professor Daniel Barbu will introduce his latest book “Do citizens have a soul?” There may be some research presented from Ukraine where a new study was done this summer (Dr. Andrey Puzynin)  and a presentation of some research among Romanian churches in the European diaspora (Dr. Alex Vlasin and myself). If any of you would like to present a paper please contact me. There will also be an opportunity to meet Professor Fiddes during the afternoon.

Tuesday, December 6th – During the morning there will be a time with students of the Baptist Institute and Master students of the Faculty. Professor Fiddes will present a topic which is yet to be announced.

During the afternoon – We are trying to organise an University event with the Faculty of English literature. Professor Fiddes suggested something on the subject: ‘”Is this the Promised End?” Shakespearean Tragedy and a Christian Tragic Theology for Today.’

In the evening – We were hoping to organise an event which is not necessarily highly academic but more like a general presentation to mark the beginning of the Reformation 500 Year.

Thank you,

Professor Otniel Bunaciu

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