EROS & THE MYSTERY OF GOD
On the Body, Sex & Asceticism

What does it mean to be created in the image of God, male and female?

Join us at the 9th annual Eighth Day Symposium where Catholic, Orthodox & Protestant Christians committed to the historic Nicene Christianity of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church cultivate a community of friendships through a dialogue of love & truth.

THE PLENARY SPEAKERS


We've brought together a great line-up of Catholic, Orthodox & Protestant speakers for a dialogue of love & truth.

Hans Boersma

Professor of Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House.

Adam Cooper

Professor of Patristics & Theology at John Paul II Institute of Marriage

David Ford

Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon's Orthodox 

Ephraim Radner

Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College

THE LECTURES

Hans Boersma 1 - Body, Gender & Sex: Lessons from St Gregory of Nyssa

                                Click here for abstract


Hans Boersma 2 - Eight Theses on Sex


THE AGENDA


Thursday, January 24

3:30 pm:   Private Meeting with Plenary Speaker(s) - exclusive event for Eighth Day Patrons, Pillars & Olympians


6:00 pm:   Vespers at St. Mary Orthodox Christian Church


7:00 pm:   Welcome Reception at Eighth Day Books


Friday, January 25

9:00 am:   Third Hour Prayer at St Mary Orthodox Christian Church


9:30 am:   Eighth Day Convocation with a Contemplation by Director Doom


10:00 am:   Plenary Lecture 1


11:00 am:   Break


11:30 am:   Breakouts


12:30 pm:   Lunch


1:30 pm:   Plenary Lecture 2


2:30 pm:   Break


6:00 pm:   Festal Banquet at St Mary Orthodox Christian Church: Cultural Renewal & the Life of St. Mary of Egypt


Saturday, January 26

9:00 am:   Third Hour Prayer at St Mary Orthodox Christian Church


9:30 am:   Eighth Day Convocation with a Contemplation by Director Doom


10:00 am:   Plenary Lecture 3 


11:00 am:   Break


11:30 am:   Breakouts


12:30 pm:   Lunch & Book Signings


2:00 pm:   Plenary Lecture 4 


3:00 pm:   Break


3:15 pm:   Panel Dialogue


4:30 pm:   Great Vespers & Dinner on Your Own


8:00 pm:   Open House at Eighth Day Books and Eighth Day Institute


What PAST ATTENDEES Are Saying

My thanks to you and other staff and volunteers for the tremendous conference last weekend. Personally, I think it set my life on a new course. I can't say that about any other symposium I've ever attended! 

Tim Rives

An Eighth Day Member

As the head of an ecumenical household – my wife is an Evangelical Protestant and I am Roman Catholic – Eighth Day Institute's efforts toward promoting authentic unity are more than just theological exercises or cultural improvements; they’re beacons of hope that something like a non-uniform unity is possible (and beautiful!), and they offer a formula for presenting an authentic vision of our shared Christianity to our children.

Tom Rhein

President of EDI Board

THE TICKETS

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