• Nathaniel Wood

    Associate Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University

    Nathaniel Wood is the Associate Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. He received his PhD in systematic theology from Fordham University and an MTS from Emory University's Candler School of Theology. He is a Research Scholar in the Northwestern University Research Initiative in Russian Philosophy, Literature, and Religious Thought and a Senior Fellow in Fordham University's Luce/L100 research initiative on Orthodoxy and Human Rights.

    As a constructive theologian, his work has primarily focused on political theology and Russian religious philosophy, and he has particular interest in Christology, theosis, and theologies of personhood and communion.

    He also serves as managing editor of Public Orthodoxy and the Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies.

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Orthodoxy, Capitalism, and “the West”

In a recent essay for the Bloomberg View, Leonid Bershidsky attempts to explain why traditionally-Orthodox countries “remain stuck” in the anti-capitalist, anti-Western, and authoritarian mindset characteristic of the communist era. Drawing support from a new World Bank working paper, Bershidsky locates the source of this mindset in supposed theological differences between Eastern and Western Christianity....

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