Breathing with two lungs, the Ecumenical journey of the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches

Source : Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Relations
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Prof Philipp Renczes

On 1 November 2016, the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches will host a special address by Professor Philipp Renczes, a Jesuit priest from Germany. Entitled, ‘Breathing with two lungs: The Ecumenical journey of the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Churches, in particular with the Antiochan Orthodox and the Oriental Churches’.

All are welcome to attend this special event hosted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-religious Relations (BCEIR) and the Conference of Bishops and Representatives of the Middle Eastern Apostolic Churches in Australia and New Zealand. It will take place at the Chaldean Catholic Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle, Bossley Park, NSW, commencing at 7.30pm.

Fr. Renczes was born on March 15, 1964 in Stuttgart. He is Professor of Dogmatic and Patristic Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University and Visiting Professor of Patristics at the “Augustinianum” and at the Pontifical Oriental Institute; Director of the Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies and Head of the Department of Patristic Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

His fields of interest are: the theology of grace, the Theological Anthropology of Augustine of Hippo and Maximus the Confessor, and the theological encounter between the Jewish and Christian Tradition.

Amongst his recent publications includes: Agire di Dio e libertà dell’uomo (Rome 2014); Disputing Lonergan’s Distinction between Infrastructure and Superstructure (Rome 2015).

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