Krakow Meetings 2022


The 2022 Conference will focus on philosophical aspects of so-called “Neopatristic synthesis”, an intellectual school, aimed at the revival of patristic approach in theology and philosophy. This was arguably the most influential movement in the twentieth-century Orthodox thought, established by Russian emigrants Georges Florovsky (1893-1979) and Vladimir Lossky (1903-1958), was developed in different ways by for instances Paul Evdokimov (1901-1970), Dumitru Stăniloae (1903-1993), Alexander Schmemann (1921-1983) or John Meyendorff (1926-1992). Nowadays it is still continued by such figures as John Zizioulas (b. 1931), Kallistos Ware (b. 1934), Christos Yannaras (b. 1935), Sergey Horujy (1941-2020), or Alexei Nesteruk (b. 1957). 

The theological significance of the neopatristics movement is beyond discussion; all these authors are essential for the twentieth-century Orthodox theology. During the conference, however, we are going to discuss and develop the philosophical aspects of that heritage. We believe that neopatristics synthesis has also philosophical significance which might be investigated both in historical and systematic perspectives.

We propose to discuss the following topics: 1. History of Neopatristics; 2. Recent Studies in Neopatristics; 3. Neopartistics and Russian Religious Philosophy; 4. Russian and Greek Neopatristics; 5. Orthodox Neopartistics and Catholic Neo Thomism; 6. Neopatristic and Radical Orthodoxy; 7. Horujy’s Synergetic Anthropology and Neopatristics ; 8 Neopatristics and Analytical Metaphysics; 9. Neopatristics and Contemporary Philosophy of Religion; 10. Neopatristic and Contemporary Philosophical Anthropology; 11. Science and Religion in Neopatristics; 12. Neopatristics and the Philosophy of History. 


Offline: May 29–June 1, 2022 (begins on Sunday evening, closes on Wednesday evening)
Online: June 6–8, 2022
VENUE (Offline part)
Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, Benedyktynska 37, 30-398 Krakow, Poland


Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow
The Institute of Philosophy “Edith Stein” in Granada


Prof. Sr Teresa Obolevitch (Krakow)
Prof. Randall Poole (College of St. Scholastica, USA)
Dr Brandon Gallaher (University of Exeter, UK)
Prof. Szalay Mátyás (Granada)
Conference Secretaries:
Dr. Alexander Tsygankov (Moscow)
Karolina Fiutak (Krakow)


Prof. Gennadii Aliaiev (Poltava)
Prof. Konstantin Antonov (Moscow)
Prof. Rev. Pavel Khondzinskii (Moscow)
Dr. Paweł Rojek (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Prof. Daniela Steila (Turin)


Talks and discussion will be held in either English or Russian


Please, complete the Application Form available at before December 15, 2021. You will be asked for personal data and information about your proposed talk, including an extended summary with bibliography. No submission will be accepted after that date. By February 15, 2022 we will announce the final list of accepted applications.

It is also possible to take part in the Conference without giving a talk. In such cases the Application form will be accepted by May 10, 2022 (the number of rooms is limited).


Not all of the papers will be published. After the conference, selected participants will be asked to prepare chapters for the volume edited in English. The requested papers will be reviewed and may not be accepted for publication. Please, send the paper only after the explicit request of the organizers.


Conference fee includes accommodation and full board for three nights and three days at the Benedictine Abbey near Krakow. The fee is the same for participants with and without talks and depends on the room standard chosen: 150 EUR (or 600 PLN) for an ordinary room with shared bathroom and 200 EUR (or 800 PLN) for a more comfortable room with its own bathroom.

The fee must be paid to the account of the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow before April 30, 2022.

Bank transfer details: Uniwersytet Papieski Jana Pawła II w Krakowie, ul. Kanonicza 25, 31-002 Krakow, BANK BPH, BIC or SWIFT: BPHKPLPK, account number for EUR: PL29 10600076 0000 3210 0020 3364, for PLN: PL12 106000760000321000160117, in both cases with the annotation: “Neopatristics” and you last name in latinized form.

Invoice is issued on demand, please contact Mrs Barbara Olejarz to provide the VAT identification number of your institution, e-mail:

ONLINE PARTICIPANTS are free of charge.


If necessary, organizers will send the invitation required for visa extension (in accordance with current Visa policy as well as entry and stay conditions during COVID-19).

Please provide the required passport information in the Application Form.