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Dr. Andreea-Maria Lemnaru holds a PhD in Philosophy of Paris Sorbonne University, co-directed in Religious Studies by the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. 

She has published multiple studies on Neoplatonic metaphysics, cosmology and eschatology (especially in Iamblichus and Porphyry), religious experience as well as female metaphysical principles and deities, with a methodological emphasis on the sacralization of nature.

Her doctoral research on theurgy in late-antique Neoplatonism (focusing on Iamblichus's De Mysteriis, the Chaldean Oracles, the Greek Magical Papyri and the Hermetica), to be published in both English and French, was funded by the Laboratoire d'Excellence RESMED.

Lemnaru is the lead editor of two forthcoming collective volumes, one dedicated to the philosophical representations of the afterlife in Late Antiquity, pagan and Christian, and the other to religious initiatory experience in Neoplatonism. 

Particularly interested in the limits between religion, magic and mysticism and in the concepts which bind late antique pagan to early Christian philosophy, she is a native French speaker, fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian and German, who reads Greek and Latin and has notions in Hieroglyphic Egyptian.

https://paris-sorbonne.academia.edu/AndreeaMariaLemnaru

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Workshop: The Rational Theology of the Cambridge Platonists | 28th and 29th July 2022

13 July 2022

Workshop: The Rational Theology of the Cambridge Platonists Cambridge University Divinity Faculty 28th and 29th July 2022 Organised by the Cambridge Platonist Research Caucus and the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism Thursday, 28th July, 5.00: Beierwaltes Lecture Thomas Hanke, Münster: “Aspects of the ‘inner...

Professor Dominique Poirel | Pseudo-Dionysius and the West. The stages and effects of his reception on medieval Latin thinkers

16 May 2022

On the 23 of May, 5-6.30 pm (UK time) , the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host Professor Dominique Poirel, who will hold the seminar: " Pseudo-Dionysius and the West. The stages and effects of his reception on medieval Latin thinkers ". The meeting will be on zoom. Zoom link: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/...

Rupert Sheldrake | Forms and the Causes of Forms

16 May 2022

Thursday 19th May , 6 PM The Cambridge Center for the Study of Platonism Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9BS Zoom link: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/96303164461?pwd=cDU5bVlTT3MyR3V5VDJDd1dhelgz... A long debate about the nature and causes of forms has been going on at least since...

Making Forms. Matter, Life, and Plastic Natures from Classical Antiquity to Romanticism

16 May 2022

Making Forms. Matter, Life, and Plastic Natures from Classical Antiquity to Romanticism 19th and 20th of May 2022 Organised by Anna Corrias (University of Cambridge) and Douglas Hedley (University of Cambridge) Runcie Room , Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, West Road Cambridge CB3 9BS Zoom link: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom...

Professor Jean-Marc Narbonne | Religion, Rhetoric and Politics in Sophocles‘ Antigone: some reflections

1 May 2022

On the 9 th of May, 5-6.30 pm (UK time) , the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host Professor Jean-Marc Narbonne, who will hold the seminar: "Religion, Rhetoric and Politics in Sophocles‘ Antigone: some reflections". The meeting will be in hybrid mode and will take place in the Faculty of Divinity...