Workshop: Neoplatonist Theology

Courtesy of Earl Fontainelle:

Advance Notice of a

Workshop on Neoplatonist Theology


The Castle, Durham.

4 p.m. on 16th to 1 p.m. on 18th May.

Papers to include:


Andreas Abele (Tübingen), ‘Vanishing Bodies. The Deaths of Plotinus and St Anthony of Egypt’

Mariapaola Bergomi (Milan), ‘Platonic and Stoic themes in Novatian’s De Trinitate’

Riccardo Chiaradonna (Rome), ‘Categories in Iamblichus’ De Mysteriis’

Irmgard Männlein-Robert and Christine Rüth (Tübingen), on the ‘Tübinger Theosophie’

Wolfgang Polleichtner (Tübingen), ‘Auf dem Weg zur Rekonstruktion von Jamblichs Kommentar zu den Kategorien des Aristoteles’

Oliver Schelske (Munich), on the Argonautica of Orpheus

Elsa Simonetti (Durham), ‘Theological Oracles’

Robbert van den Berg (Leiden), ‘Chaos Theology: The Ancient Reception of Hesiod, Theogony 116-117’


This workshop is jointly organised by the Universities of Durham and Tübingen. Attendance will be free, and all welcome. We are hoping to be able to offer some graduate accommodation and travel bursaries: please contact George Boys-Stones (email below) if you might be interested.


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