Keynote speakers

Gerald Root, PhD, Professor of Christian Education, Director of the Evangelism Initiative, Wheaton College, USA

Revd Canon Professor Paul S. Fiddes, PhD Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford, Professorial Research Fellow and Director of Research, Regents’ Park College, University of Oxford, UK. Director of Project for the Study of Love in Religion

With the extraordinary participation (recorded message) of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, one of the best-known contemporary Eastern Orthodox hierarchs and theologians, University of Oxford, UK

Invited speakers

1. Owen Barfield Jr., independent researcher, Director of Barfield Press, UK

2. Codrin Liviu Cuţitaru, PhD, Professor of English and American Literature, PhD adviser of the Faculty of Letters, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania

3. Mihaela Cernauti Gorodetchi, PhD, Professor of Comparative Literature at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, co-editor with Professor Rodica Albu of the first volume about Inklings in Romanian

4. Joel D. Heck, PhD, Professor of Theology at Concordia University Texas and Executive Editor of Concordia University Press, USA

5. Monika Hilder, PhD, Professor of English, Trinity Western University, Canada

6. Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, PhD, a George MacDonald scholar, and a free-lance writer and lecturer on literature, theology and the arts, Canada

7. Bruce A. Little, PhD, Senior Professor of Philosophy, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina, director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, president of Forum for Christian Thought, USA.

8. Paul E. Michelson, PhD, Distinguished Professor of History, Huntington University, USA, former President and Secretary of the Society for Romanian Studies, former Secretary of the Conference on Faith and History.

9. John Lotz, Fellow of the Royal of Surgeons, UK, Associate Professor at Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iași, Romania

10. Dănuț Mănăstireanu, PhD, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Evangelical Theology in Osijjek, Croatia, former Director for Faith and Development in the Region of Eastern Europe and the Near East of World Vision International

11. Stephen Prickett, PhD, Regius Professor Emeritus of English la University of Glasgow, Honorary Professor of the University of Kent, UK, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, former President of the European Society for the Study of Literature and Theology, President of the George McDonald Society

12. Maria Shaskolskaya, Senior Lecturer, Philology and History Institute, Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia

Participants with submitted papers

1. Fabian F. Grassl, PhD, International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein

2. Patricia Erskine Hill, PhD, independent lecturer on European History and History of Art, European History and History of Art Venture House, UK

3. Peter S. Williams, MPhil, Assistant Professor in Worldview and Communication, Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication, NLA University College, Norway

4. Amanda Vernon, PhD student, English Literature at the University of Lancaster, UK

5. Christine Murphy, B.A., Undergraduate Admissions Intern, Azusa Pacific University, USA

6. Iris Tincu student in Comparative literatures, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania

7. Vasiliu Daniela, PhD, a C. S. Lewis scholar, CEO at Agora Cristi Foundation, Iasi, Romania