Theology

Publications: 164

The Resurrection of Christ and the Victory of Life  
Theology

The Resurrection of Christ and the Victory of Life  

Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ἀνέστη! Truly He is Risen! Ἀληθῶς Ἀνέστη! In a profoundly simple manner, the concise greeting, “Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!” contains within it the entire message of the Christian faith. The Apostle Paul of course had insightfully declared this when he wrote: “If Christ has not been raised, then…

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Who Guards the Guardians?
Ecclesiology, Theology

Who Guards the Guardians? Who Speaks for the Church?

In recent days several articles have appeared on this site raising profound, difficult, and unsettling questions. Sr. Vassa bravely asked whether “heresy” is a charge that can be applied to the “Edict” of the XXV “All-World Council of the Russian People,” approved under the chairmanship of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow on March 27, 2024, concluding,…

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Was Berdyaev’s Philosophical Humanism Inhumane?
Theology

Was Berdyaev’s Philosophical Humanism Inhumane?

In her remarkable essay on the religious-philosophical scene in the Russian Silver Age, Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal describes Berdyaev’s humanism as inhumane. The emblems of this “inhumanity” are represented, among other things, by his approval of Russia’s entry to the Great War, his praise of the Catholic Middle Ages, and his rejection of the idea of “the eternal bourgeois peace.” But is it possible that Berdyaev’s radical emphasis on the human personhood and human freedom is indeed inhumane?

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Origen among the Critics
Biblical Studies, Theology

Origen among the Critics

What has Alexandria—or Antioch, for that matter—to do with the Society of Biblical Literature? At first blush, it would seem like the quasi-scientific aspirations of source criticism, say, stand further from the exegetical habits of both Didymus the Blind and Theodore of Mopsuestia than either of their respective commentarial practices stood from one another. Theirs…

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Political Hesychasm: A Viable Option?
Religion and Politics, Theology

Political Hesychasm: A Viable Option?

Politics is becoming messier by the year. The current decade keeps delivering shockers. The COVID-19 pandemic was followed by the Russian-Ukrainian War, and now we seem to be on the cusp of major warfare in the Middle East. Democracy and globalization seem in retreat. Nationalism—Christian nationalism in particular—is on the rise. Social ties that have…

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Public Orthodoxy is a publication of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University