Theology

Publications: 157

“The Master’s Hospitality”: Jesus and Dialogue
Theology

“The Master’s Hospitality”: Jesus and Dialogue

Come, O faithful, let us enjoy the Master’s hospitality:the banquet of immortality.In the upper chamber with uplifted minds,Let us receive the exalted words of the Word, whom we magnify.(Holy Thursday, Canon Ode 9) In January 2022, I was invited to give the annual Father Georges Florovsky Lecture for the Orthodox Theological Society in America and…

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Sergii Bulgakov: Easter Thoughts
Religion and Politics, Theology

Sergii Bulgakov: Easter Thoughts

with commentary by Regula Zwahlen български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски This article was published in the first issue of the newspaper “Narod” (“People”), published in Kiev in April 1906, with Sergii Bulgakov and A. S. Glinka (Volzhsky) as editors. The newspaper “Narod” was conceived as a printed edition of…

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The End of “Conservative Ecumenism”
Public Life, Theology

The End of “Conservative Ecumenism”

Not all critiques of secular liberalism over the past fifty years have involved flirtations with fascism, but in the apocalypse (literally, the unveiling) that Putin’s war on Ukraine has been, we can see more than ever the horrific consequences of not clearly separating the two.  In January 1975, Fr. Alexander Schmemann, dean of St. Vladimir’s…

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A Declaration on the “Russian World” (Russkii mir) Teaching
Documents, Religion and Politics, Theology

A Declaration on the “Russian World” (Russkii mir) Teaching

“For the peace of the whole world, for the stability of the holy churches of God, and for the unity of all, let us pray to the Lord.” (Divine Liturgy) This text is also available in pdf format in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, and Ukrainian, Croatian, Estonian, Hungarian, Portuguese, and…

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Hope and the Ultimate Synthesis<span class='secondary-title'>Lessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 3</span>
Religion and Science, Theology

Hope and the Ultimate SynthesisLessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 3

by Christopher Howell | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски In two previous posts, I covered the scientist Theodosius Dobzhansky’s scientific and political views. The third area I would like to focus on is religion, where we are on less stable ground. Dobzhansky’s views on religion were idiosyncratic and highly…

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Inequality: Orthodox Christian Responses and Limitations
Ethics, Public Life, Theology, Women in the Church

Inequality: Orthodox Christian Responses and Limitations

by Efstathios Kessareas Equality is a core idea and value of modernity. Yet contemporary societies are marked by multiple forms of inequality, for instance, socioeconomic and gender ones. What is the attitude of the Orthodox Church towards inequality? Do unequal relations exist within the Church too, and if yes, how does it address them? No…

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