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Andrei Timotin

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Member of the Cluster 3 : Ancient, Medieval and Modern Philosophies and Theologies, Andrei Timotin is a Professor at the Ecole pratique des hautes études, where he holds the chair "Philosophie et théologie de langue grecque (Ier-VIe s.)". He is a specialist in the historical study of religious thought in the Greek Platonic tradition, based on the concepts that articulate the system of mediations between the divine and the human : daimôn, prayer, sacrifice, divination, initiation in mystery cults, revelation

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Research areas

- Middle- and Neoplatonic religious philosophy and theology
- History of the exegesis of Plato’s dialogues
- Platonic tradition and patristic tradition
- The cultural heritage of Antiquity in the Byzantine world

Research themes

- Fundamental notions of Platonic religious thought : daimon, prayer, sacrifice, divination, initiation, revelation.
- Reflection on the religious phenomenon in the Platonic tradition : religious mediation, divine hierarchies, divine affectivity and religious emotions, the interiorization and textualization of ritual, the vision of God / gods.
- The dialogue of Platonism with other philosophical currents (e.g., the Peripatetics and Stoa) and religious forms (e.g. Christianity, Hermeticism).
- Plutarch’s religious thought.

Projects

- Research on Plutarch’s De genio Socratis and Pythian dialogues.
- Internal rituals. Study on the interiorization of religious practices in Neoplatonism.
- Artemidorus’ Oneirocriticon and the rationalization of divinatory practices in the first centuries C.E.
- Research on the Byzantine oneirocritic tradition.

Research seminar

Chair ""Philosophy and theology of the Greek language (1st-6th c.)

1. Research on Plutarch’s De genio Socratis
2. Figures of Medio- and Neoplatonic cosmological and religious mediation

The first class will take place on Wednesday November 10, 2021

Sorbonne, 17 rue de la Sorbonne, 75005 - salle d’Égyptologie (D054), Wednesdays, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The first class will take place on Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Awards and recognition

- Reinach Prize (2012) of the Association des Études Grecques for La démonologie platonicienne. Histoire de la notion de daimôn de Platon aux derniers néoplatoniciens (Brill, 2012)

- Nicolae Iorga Prize (2012) of the Romanian Academy for Visions, prophéties et pouvoir. Étude sur l’hagiographie méso-byzantine (IXe-XIe s.) (EHESS, 2010)

Selected books

With Philippe Hoffmann, Théories et pratiques de la prière à la fin de l’Antiquité, Brepols, 2020.

Exégèse, révélation et formation des dogmes dans l’Antiquité Tardive, dir. Alain Le Boulluec, Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete and Andrei Timotin, Paris, Institut d’Études Augustiniennes, 2020.

With Paul Magdalino, Savoirs prédictifs et techniques divinatoires de l’Antiquité tardive à Byzance, La Pomme d’or, Seyssel 2019.

Avec Luc Brisson et Seamus O’Neill, Neoplatonic Demons and Angels, Brill, 2018.

La prière dans la tradition platonicienne, de Platon à Proclus, Brepols, 2017.

With John Dillon, Platonic Theories of Prayer, Brill, 2016.

La démonologie platonicienne. Histoire de la notion de daimōn de Platon aux derniers néoplatoniciens, Brill, 2012, Reinach prize of the AEG.

Visions, prophéties et pouvoir à Byzance. Étude sur l’hagiographie méso-byzantine (IXe-XIe siècles), EHESS, 2010. Nicolae Iorga Prize of the Romanian Academy.