Sibiu, Romania, 6-9 November (arrivals and departures included)
The World Mission Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, March 2018, gave an impulse to further reflections on what the notion of discipleship means for mission today. The 2018 edition of the annual conference Making Mission after the Model of Christ is an invitation addressed to theologians to reflect from various perspectives (biblical, historical, missiological etc.) on the notion of discipleship in different Christian traditions. Participants in this conference are invited to present papers on the notion of discipleship from various perspectives, as indicated. It is expected from each paper to content a final chapter on the relevance of author’s research for the notion of Discipleship today.
10:00 Ceremony for awarding Prof. Dr. JOOSEOP KEUM, Presbyterian Seminary, Seoul, South Korea, the Doctor Honoris Causa Title on the behalf of the Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu (Senate Hall of the Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, within the Faculty of Medicine of Sibiu).
12:00 Lunch – Theatro Restaurant (Târgu Peștelui Street)
14:00 Scientific session – The Andrei Saguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu
Moderator: Rev. Prof. Habil. Dr. DANIEL BUDA – Opening ceremony and introductory remarks of the organizers.
14:10–14:35 Prof. Dr. JOOSEOP KEUM, Presbyterian Seminary, Seoul, South Korea, Faith, Love and Hope: Transforming Discipleship after Empire
14:35–15:00 Dr. NICOLAS ABOU MRAD, Research Fellow, Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbone, France, Discipleship and Diakonia
15:00–15:20 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. RADU MUREȘAN, Mission after the Model of our Lord Christ. The Way to Arusha – Orthodox Evaluation.
15:20–15:45 Rev. Dr. SERGEY TROSTYANSKIY, Union Theological Seminary, New York, Apostolic Succession and the Issue of Non-Apostolic Teachings in Modern Christian Thought.
15:45–16:00 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. DAVID PESTROIU, Contextualising Missional Theology: the Arusha Approach.
16:00–16:25 Prof. Dr. ANDREAS HEISER, Headmaster of the Ewersbach University of Applied Arts, Germany, What Purposes Has Being a Disciple? – an Ancient Christian Perspective.
16:25–16:50 Dr. MARIA BEHERA NGURZANGZELI, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, United Kingdom, Transforming Discipleship – A Reformed Perspective.
09:00–12:00 Holy Liturgy in the Holy Trinity Metropolitan Orthodox Cathedral – * a trip will be offered for the guests
Moderator: Rev. Prof. Dr. AUREL PAVEL
Dr. PAUL BENDOR-SAMUEL, Executive Director, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, United Kingdom, Mission as Discipleship: Some Lessons from Early Church History
13:20–13:40 Assoc. Prof. Dr. DANIEL LEMENI, From Askesis to Theosis: Ascetic Education in Early Monachism
13:40–14:00 Rev. Prof. Dr. MIHAI HIMCINSKI, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Alba Iulia, Identity and Mission
14:00–14:20 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. CONSTANTIN NECULA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Discipleship in Christ – the Model of Pastoral Pedagogy in Sibiu.
14:20–14:40 Rev. Assoc. Prof. Dr. NICOLAE MOȘOIU, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Spiritual Paternity and Discipleship in the Teaching of Saint Symeon the New Theologian and their Importance for Today.
14:40–15:00 Rev. Lect. Dr. VASILE BÎRZU, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Youth Ministry – A Short Presentation and Evolution of a Possible Model to Serve the Young Generation.
15:00–15:20 Lect. Dr. VASILE CHIRA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, The Master-Disciple Relationship in the Philosophical and Religious Paideia.
15:20–15:40 Coffee break
15:40–16:00 Lect. Dr. CIPRIAN IULIAN TOROCZKAI, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Towards an Orthodox Theology of Discipleship. Some Remarks.
16:00–16:20 Rev. Prof. Dr. AUREL PAVEL, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Discipleship for Christ in Saint Mark as a Typology of the Missionary.
16:20–16:40 Rev. Assist. Dr. RADU GÂRBACEA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, The Reception of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20) in the Writings of Saint Basil the Great.
16:40–17:00 Rev. Prof. Dr. CRISTINEL IOJA, Ilarion V. Felea Faculty for Orthodox Theology, Arad, The Unity of Creation in Church. A Dogmatic Perspective on Maximian Theology.
17:00–17:20 Rev. Assist. Prof. Dr. GELU CĂLINA, Faculty of Theology, Craiova, Some Considerations about the Meaning of Discipleship from the Point of View of the Orthodox Church
17:20–17:40 Rev. Prof. Dr. CRISTIAN SEBASTIAN SONEA, Faculty for Orthodox Theology, Cluj-Napoca, The Missionary Formation in the Easter Orthodox Theological Education in Present Day Romania.
17:40–18:00 Prof. Dr. CIPRIAN IOAN STREZA, Andrei Șaguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Μαθητεύσατε πάντα τὰ ἔθνη: Baptismal grace and indwelling of the Holy Spirit – The foundations of the Christian life according to the teaching of Mark the Monk.
18:00–18:20 Drd. HOSU BOGDAN, The Missionary and Modern Atheism.
18:20–18:40 Drd. DUMITRIȚA FILIP, Discipleship – A Way of Invitation to the Depths of Orthodox Iconography.
18:40 – 19:15 – Discussions
19:15 – Closing of the Symposium