• Robert Saler

    Robert Saler

    Associate Dean, Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence, and Research Professor of Religion and Culture at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis

    Robert Saler is Associate Dean, Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Excellence, and Research Professor of Religion and Culture at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

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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.