Every year IvOC has 2 grants that we try to divide - depending on the applications - according to the keys 'younger and more experienced researchers' and 'Oriental and Orthodox Christianity'. Due to the corona pandemic, unfortunately, no study stays were possible in the past 2 years. We are pleased to be able to welcome Johannes Makar for his study stay at IvOC from Monday 26 September to Friday 21 October.
Recent addition to the Exploring Eastern Christianity series (Verkenning Oosters Christendom), book 10 by Ayla Kivits and Loes van Beuningen on Ethiopian icons, is now available. What are Ethiopian icons and what is their religious significance in Eastern Christianity? Here you can read a short summary of book 10.
Book 9 in the Exploring Eastern Christianity series (Verkenning Oosters Christendom) is by Theo Maarten van Lint on Saint Grigor Narekatsi.
Avid religious studies and Eastern Christianity enthousiasts will be happy to know that this book is currently available for purchase from the IVOC secretariaat. Here you can read a short summary of book 9
In the first period of the academic year 2022-2023, the Institute for Eastern Christian Studies (IvOC) offers, in collaboration with the Faculty of FTR (Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies) of Radboud University (RU) and the Netherlands Institute in St. Petersburg (NIP), the online English course Russian Religious Philosophy: Aleksandr Men' and others. The lectures will be given by Prof. Dr. Evert van der Zweerde (RU FTR), Dr. Josephien van Kessel (IvOC), and various Russian teachers via the NIP.
Author Drs. Paul Baars has written a book on a unique Russian Orthodox priest, entitled “Aartspriester Pavel Adelgeim (1938-2013): De laatste vrije priester van Rusland?” Not only was Father Adelgeim an Orthodox priest, he championed for human rights, and insisted that respecting each other’s dignity is a fundamental condition for the church community.