Toward a Proper Understanding of History


The need for an in-depth study of the historical vicissitudes compelled the St John of Damascus Institute of Theology of the University of Balamand, in collaboration with our institutional partners from abroad, to organize an international conference under the title, “The Orthodox Church of Antioch from the 15th to the end of the 18th Century: Toward a Proper Understanding of History.” The purpose of this conference, which will be held under the aegis of H.B. Patriarch John X of Antioch and of all the East, is to examine the Orthodox witness and diachronic ministry of the Church of Antioch during a highly sensitive period and to identify the ways by which it dealt with the multi-faceted historical challenges it faced. Emphasis will be given to both the history and the conditions of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch during the period from the second half of the 15th century to the end of the 18th century.

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