Theology

Publications: 166

The Tower of Babel and Sobornost
Religion and Politics, Theology

The Tower of Babel and Sobornost Unity in Multiplicity

In an interview reported by The Russian Orthodox Church Department for External Church Relations, Rossiya TV asked Patriarch Kirill about his visit to Latin America in February 2016. At the time, Kirill commented about his impression of South America and his hopes for that country. As a comparative lesson, he reflected on the experience of…

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The Russian-Ukrainian War is Now a Theological Crisis
Religion and Conflict, Religion and Politics, Theology

The Russian-Ukrainian War is Now a Theological Crisis

In his 2006 book titled The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, historian Mark Noll argued that the American Civil War of the 19th century was, among other things, a crisis not only of differing biblical interpretations but of the very concept of the Bible. The South and the North interpreted the Scriptural outlook on…

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From Altar Calls to Theosis
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

From Altar Calls to Theosis What Orthodoxy Showed Me about a Life of Transformation

  I did not grow up in a church that observed Lent, but I did grow up around altar calls. For me and my community, these deeply emotional and cathartic encounters at church were often the catalysts for the spiritual transformations I longed for in my youth. And while I’m not entirely against altar calls…

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John Zizioulas: An Ecumenical Appreciation
Theology

John Zizioulas: An Ecumenical Appreciation

  It was the Cambridge philosopher of religion Donald MacKinnon who first introduced me to John Zizioulas’s work, passing to me (some time around 1978) a couple of French offprints. Donald was not someone who handed out praise readily, but he was obviously intrigued and impressed—I suspect because these essays on the eucharist and the bishop…

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The “Kairos” of the Late Metropolitan of Pergamon John D. Zizioulas
Theology

The “Kairos” of the Late Metropolitan of Pergamon John D. Zizioulas

by Pantelis Kalaitzidis | Русский Originally published in Greek at Polymeros kai Polytropos, a publication of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies “Chronos (chronological or sequential time) is imbued with meaning by kairos (the opportune time), and kairos is nothing more than a stop, a way station, from which we can survey the past and…

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The Christmas Glow of “God with Us”
Liturgical Life, Theology

The Christmas Glow of “God with Us”

All this took place to fulfill what had been said by the Lord through the prophet: “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him “Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.”—Matt. 1:22-23 May the Lord bless you with peace, and good will, and joy. From Matthew’s Gospel: “Now, the…

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