The Climacus Conference 2013

The Climacus Conference 2013

March 2013 11 episodes

From February 22nd through the 23rd, St. Michael Orthodox Church in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted the 2013 Climacus Conference of Thoughtful Ascent. This year’s gathering was titled “The Poetics of Existence: The Verse Performs Its Secret Ministry” and featured lectures on poetry and Christianity. Speakers included Scott Cairns, Molly Sabourin, James Taylor, Pamela Beattie, Martin Cothran, Bryan Smith, Kathryn Smith, Joshua Sturgill, Fr. Alexis Kouri, Jerry Salyer, Dave Harrity, and David Wright.


Episodes

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Mar 06, 2013

Poetic Illumination: Genesis and the Nature of Reality

Joshua Sturgill, graduate of Sangre de Cristo Seminary

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28:17
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Mar 06, 2013

Poetic Knowledge and Education

James S. Taylor, author of Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education

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39:11
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Mar 06, 2013

Late Medieval Poetry of Love and Conversion

Pamela Beattie, assistant professor of the humanities at the University of Louisville

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47:26
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Mar 06, 2013

My Time on the Holy Mountain: A Conversation

Scott Cairns, professor of English at the University of Missouri

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28:53
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Mar 06, 2013

Poetry as a Way of Knowing: A Reading

Scott Cairns, a professor of English at the University of Missouri

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45:00
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Mar 06, 2013

Why Thou Canst Not Draw Out Leviathan with an Hook

Martin Cothran, editor of the Classical Teacher magazine

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33:57
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Mar 06, 2013

Poetry as Antidote to Banality: Finding Relief from the Mundane in the Art of Words

Molly Sabourin, author of Close to Home: One Orthodox Mother's Quest for Patience, Peace, and Perseverance

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21:15
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Mar 06, 2013

Modern Poetry and Noesis: Longing for Wholeness

Dr. Kathryn Smith, teacher of poetry, literature, and writing in Anthem, Arizona

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33:58
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Mar 06, 2013

Government of the Tongue in Byzantine Education

Bryan Smith, founding director of the Orthodox Christian School Association

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31:28
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Mar 06, 2013

Liturgical Poetry: How the Church Uses Poetry in Scripture and Hymnology

Fr. Alexis Kouri, priest at St. Michael Orthodox Church

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45:03
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Mar 06, 2013

Poetic Imagination: Coleridge and the Energy of Contrast

Conference director David Wright

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18:52
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