Short Reads on March 2016

Orthodox Reformation
Theology

Orthodox Reformation

As the Orthodox Church prepares to convene its Holy and Great Council, the Protestant world is getting ready to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which will be celebrated next year. While at first glance these two events seem to have nothing in common, they are linked by a common desire to bear witness…

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Innovation in the Guise of Tradition
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Holy and Great Council

Innovation in the Guise of Tradition Anti-Ecumenist Efforts to Derail the Great and Holy Council

Image: Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The documents approved by the Primates of the Church for the Great and Holy Council are not particularly controversial. They…

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Holy and Great Council

The Great and Holy Council and the Implications of the Consensus Method

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The document on “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World” was adopted as a draft text last October by the…

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Holy and Great Council

The Great and Holy Council of Crete and Orthodox-Catholic Relations

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The forthcoming Pan-Orthodox Council of Crete, planned for June 2016, will ratify several important documents, including “Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of…

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Trump and Humiliation
Religion and Politics

Trump and Humiliation

A recurrent refrain in Donald Trump’s 2011 book Time to Get Tough is that America is being laughed at—by China, OPEC, Russia, Iran. Compared to their leaders ours are weak and stupid.  Trump describes Barack Obama’s approach on geopolitical and economic issues as “embarrassing.” Obama is said to “grovel,” “kiss the feet” of foreign leaders…

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