Installation of the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture
Monday, 18 November 2013
5:30 p.m. Ceremony and Lecture | Reception to follow
Keating Hall First-floor Auditorium | Rose Hill Campus
The Reverend Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President of Fordham University, is pleased to announce the appointment of Aristotle Papanikolaou, Ph.D., as the inaugural holder of the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture and requests the pleasure of your company at his installation and inaugural lecture "Violence and Virtue."
Papanikolaou will discuss how the Eastern Christian thinking on virtue offers resources for illuminating and transfiguring the human experience of violence. He will illustrate the relevancy of this Christian tradition of thinking of virtue in terms of love for ethical discussions of war, which have primarily focused on just war theory. In so doing, he will address a key question overlooked in ethical discussions of war: Do theological accounts of virtue ethics shift the debate on war from just war criteria to the effects of war on the human person, especially the combat veteran?
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