A Symposium at Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford
16-17 November 2018.
Part of the Oxford Project for Love in Religion sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation
HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan, Professor of Islamic Philosophy at the University of Jordan and Honorary Fellow of Regent’s Park College, Oxford
Spiritus Ubi Vult Spirat? The Question of Platonism and Islamic Mysticism of Love
Amber L. Griffioen
Margarete von Wrangell Fellow, Department of Philosophy, University of Konstanz
Love, Passivity, and Neoplatonic Metaphysics: The Problems (and Promise) of a ‘Mystical Ethics’
Rector of the University of Bucharest, Professor of Philosophy and formerly Minister of Education, Romania.
The Universal and the Particular: Truth and Love in the Aristotelian Tradition
Fiona Ellis, Professor of Philosophy, Heythrop College, University of London
Desire and the Platonic Tradition
Minlib Dallh, Fellow in the Study of Love in Religion, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford
The Relation between Love and Truth in Islamic Mysticism
Senior Research Fellow in Medieval Theology and Philosophy, King’s College London.
Love and Truth: Aristotle, Avicenna and Early Franciscans
Professor and Head of the Research Institute, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest and formerly Minister of Culture, Romania.
Understanding the relation between Truth and Love in the Western Intellectual Tradition
Simon May, Visiting Professor of Philosophy, King’s College London.
Love as a promise of ontological rootedness
Mirina Paananen, Research Scholar, University of Oxford
Heavenly Melodies: the Hellenistic inheritance of Islamic philosophies of music.
Otniel Bunaciu, Professor of Theology, University of Bucharest and Dean of the Baptist Faculty
The Near and the Distant Neighbours – Reflecting on Karl Barth’s understanding of the possibility of speaking about the Love of God.
Peter Petkoff, Senior Lecturer in Law, Brunel University.
The setting of Normative Spaces, and Initiation to the Mysteries, in Plato’s Symposion
Rebecca White, Director, Oxford Theological Exchange Programme & Dr Smilen Markov, Professor of Theology, University of Sofia, Bulgaria:
Transfiguring Love in Byzantine Tradition: Maximus the Confessor and 14th-century Hesychasm.
Martin Whittingham, Research Fellow in Islamic Studies, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford
Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī on knowing truth and how Aristotle plays a part