• Bryce E. Rich

    Orthodox Theologian

    Bryce E. Rich holds a PhD in Theology from the University of Chicago. His specializations include historical theology of the late-antique and medieval periods, queer theory and theologies, and modern religious thought.

    His research interests include theological anthropology, twentieth-century theologians of the Russian diaspora, and sacramentology.

    Bryce's first book, Gender Essentialism and Orthodoxy: Beyond Male and Female, is available from Fordham University Press.

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Ministry among LGBTQ+ Orthodox Faithful

Second panel session from the event “Seeking Harmony and Compassion: Pastoral Care and LGBTQ+ Orthodox Faithful,” held at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus on October 13, 2023. Panelists include Fr. Jerry Hall, Dr. Bryce Rich, Elizabeth Tzagournis, and Fr. Harry Pappas. As Orthodox Christians, we are called, first and foremost, to love all—for “God is...

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Bridging Voices Project, Gender and Sexuality

Gender Essentialism in Contemporary Orthodox Conversations on Homosexuality

This essay is part of a series stemming from the ongoing research project “Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age,” which is a joint venture by scholars from Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center and the Uni... Read more.
Holy and Great Council, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Defending Human Dignity

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The authors of ‘The Mission of the Orthodox Church in Today’s World’ are to be com... Read more.
Holy and Great Council

Marriage, Family, and Scripture

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The title of the working document “The Sacrament of Marriage and Its Impediments” appear... Read more.
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Holy and Great Council

Response to the Pre-Conciliar Document on Marriage and Its Impediments

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The document on marriage does not refer to its long and complex history and accompanying theology. W... Read more.