Programme 2013

Saturday 11th May 2013

Morning Session 10.30 am - 1.00 pm

A seminar day on Mysticism in the Iraqi Church: Forging New Boundaries

The morning session will consist of four papers exploring historic aspects of mysticism

Speakers include:

  Dr. Grigory Kessel (Marburg)
“God speaks to you through reading". A Syriac monk’s library

  Miss Nadira Khayyat (Baghdad and Paris)
The Syriac Mystics of the 7th and 8th centuries

  Miss Jennifer Griggs (SOAS)
Divine Love as Revelation in Gregory bar Hebraeus

  Dr. Sebastian Brock (Oxford)
Crossing Boundaries: St. Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac the Syrian) and his Boundaries

Luncheon 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Afternoon Session 2.00 - 4.30 pm

The afternoon session explores Christian-Muslim mystical dialogue in its modern context

  Dr. Anthony O’Mahony (Heythrop)
Louis Massignon on Mysticism Christian and Muslim

This will be followed by presentations on the current situation of Christians in Iraq by various charities and representatives of the communities

Afternoon Tea 4:30pm