Baylor University Hosts Discussion Panel with Orthodox Monks

Oct. 17, 2017
monksBaylor Spiritual Life, Great Texts and Institute for Studies of Religion present the "Theology and the Human Act of Making" discussion panel.

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Waco, Texas (Oct. 17, 2017) – Baylor University’s Institute for the Studies of Religion (ISR), Office of Spiritual Life and Great Texts in the Honors College will host the panel discussion, “Theology and the Human Act of Making: Bonadventure, Mechanical Arts and the Fine Arts,” on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Phillip Donnelly, Ph.D., associate professor of literature and director of the Great Texts program, will present the event at 4 p.m. in the Alexander reading room of Alexander Hall. Panelists include three monks from the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross: Father Maximos Weimar, Archimandrite; Father Silouan Justiniano, iconographer; and Father Parthenios Miller, Hierodeacon.

Carlos Colón, coordinator for worship initiatives at Baylor, will moderate the panel discussion. A reception will follow the discussion, also in Alexander Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St. The event is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the event, contact Spiritual Life or visit the website


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Launched in August 2004, the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) exists to initiate, support and conduct research on religion, involving scholars and projects spanning the intellectual spectrum: history, psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, epidemiology, theology and religious studies. The institute’s mandate extends to all religions, everywhere, and throughout history, and embraces the study of religious effects on prosocial behavior, family life, population health, economic development and social conflict. While always striving for appropriate scientific objectivity, ISR scholars treat religion with the respect that sacred matters require and deserve. For more information, visit

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