Theology

Publications: 167

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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(Review) Holy Beauty: Prolegomena to an Orthodox Philokalic Aesthetics
Book Reviews, Theology

(Review) Holy Beauty: Prolegomena to an Orthodox Philokalic Aesthetics

Chrysostomos A. Stamoulis, Holy Beauty: Prolegomena to an Orthodox Philokalic Aesthetics, translated by Norman Russell, Cambridge, UK: James Clarke and Co, 2022, xx + 236 pages. It is not often that a theologian reaches outside his or her own comfort zone. That is true of many, if not most disciplines. But like his mentor, Nikos…

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Is Multiculturalism a Solution to Phyletism?
Theology

Is Multiculturalism a Solution to Phyletism?

Phyletism: The Problem of Bigotry in the Orthodox Church In our contemporary era the Orthodox Christian world is, sadly, once again grappling with violent conflicts involving ethnic, religious and political identities in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as the Orthodox churches in the United States, Canada, and Australia engage in heated jurisdictional disputes…

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A Forgotten Orthodox Woman Theologian
Theology, Women in the Church

A Forgotten Orthodox Woman Theologian Myrrha Lot-Borodine and the Mystical Theology of Deification

Four women were particularly prominent in Orthodox theological circles in Western Europe prior to World War II. Mother Maria (St Maria of Paris) (1891-1945) is well known, especially since her canonization 2004, for her devotion to assisting the poor in inter-war Paris and Jews during World War II, and her challenging articles on spiritual and…

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