• Robert Saler

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Orthodoxy and Modernity

Method and Consequence in the Study of U.S. Orthodoxy

by Robert Saler Much of the recent controversy about Sarah Riccardi-Swartz’s book Between Heaven and Russia (as well as the National Public Radio piece that highlighted her work along with that of other scholars investigating the influence of far-right currents within U.S. Orthodoxy) has exhibited some confusion about the epistemology of social science disciplines. Sarah’s...

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

Engaging Orthodox Theology

by Robert Saler There are two dangers that Western theologians such as myself face when engaging  Eastern orthodox theology: exoticism and over-familiarity. My ongoing work as a Lutheran ecumenical observer at the International Orthodox Theological Association (first at its initial planning meeting... Read more.