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Theodor Damian, Ph.D., president
METROPOLITAN COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education
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Adele Weiner, PhD, Dean
The XXIVth Ecumenical Theological and Interdisciplinary Symposium
Knowledge and Enchantment: A World without Mystery?
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
Metropolitan College of New York
60 West Street, New York, NY 10006
Commons on First Floor
Subway: Rector Street on R or 1, Wall Street on 4 or 5 trains
Adele Weiner, PhD
Dean of Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, Metropolitan College of New York
Enchantment and Technology
Theodor Damian, PhD
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, Metropolitan College of New York; President of the Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality:Sing a New Song to the World: The Never Ending Enchantment
Humphrey Crookendale, JD
Dean of School for Public Affairs and Administration, Metropolitan College of New YorkDoes Knowledge Mask Truth and Reality?
Richard Grallo, PhD
Professor of Applied Psychology, Metropolitan College of New YorkEpictetus in the City
Louis Tietje, PhD
Professor of Ethics, Metropolitan College of New YorkEquality of Opportunity and Social Justice
Doru Tsaganea, PhD
Professor of Mathematics, Metropolitan College of New YorkFrom this Enchantment to Re-enchantment in Theoretical Physics
Alina Feld, PhD
Affiliate Faculty at the General Theological Seminary, New York
David G,. Leahy’s Novitas Mundi: The Good News of a World Renewed
Associate Professor of Values and Ethics, Metropolitan College of New YorkThe Artificial Enchantment of the World
Guests of Honor:
Vinton Thompson, PhD, President of Metropolitan College of New York
His Eminence Nicolae Condrea, PhD , Metropolitan of the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas
Humphrey Crookendale, JD
Dean, School for Public Affairs and Administration, Metropolitan College of New York
David Rosner, Associate Professor of Values and Ethics, Metropolitan College of New York
“Spiritus” Art Gallery (Director Viorica Colpacci)
Works by Viorica Colpacci and other artists from the US and Romania
Knowledge and Enchantment
It appears that knowledge has an epectatic dimension just like the endless progression of one’s enjoyment in the divine communion in God’s kingdom.
Yet one of the beauties of the world consists of its enchantment that is related to its mystery.
Do we enchant the world or is the world enchanting us? Who sings to whom?
We sing to the world when we celebrate its beauty and mystery, and the world sings to us from cradle to tomb when it envelopes us with the sound of the wind, of leaves and waves and of the stars.
And is knowledge an attempt to take the veil away, to desecrate the world’s mystery and beauty, its silence, or is it an attempt to better understand it in order to celebrate it more appropriately?
This topic invites such kind of questions and many others from different disciplines that complement each other and that together can help us adopt a better and more adequate position coram mundo and coram Deo.