Short Reads on October 2019

Secularization, Multiple Modernities, and the Contemporary Challenge of “Multiple Orthodoxies”
Bridging Voices Project, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Secularization, Multiple Modernities, and the Contemporary Challenge of “Multiple Orthodoxies”

“Have you secularized?” – That was the question that I was asked, regularly and over the course of many years, by friends and colleagues every time I was travelling back in Romania from the UK. It became such a refrain of my hometown visits that at some point it turned into a sort of running…

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Ukrainian Autocephaly and Responsibility toward the Faithful
Inter-Orthodox Relations

Ukrainian Autocephaly and Responsibility toward the Faithful

The following are excerpts from the intervention of His Eminence Metropolitan Ignatius of Demetrias, Chairman of the Synodal Committee for Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Christian Relations, during the Extraordinary Session of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece (12th October 2019). The Synodal Committee for Inter-Orthodox and Inter-Christian Relations, which I am honored to chair, explicitly…

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Would the True “Nature” Please Stand Up?
Bridging Voices Project, Gender and Sexuality, Theology

Would the True “Nature” Please Stand Up?

This essay is part of a series stemming from the ongoing research project “Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age,” which is a joint venture by scholars from Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center and the University of Exeter, funded by the British Council, Friends of…

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Our Problem with Forgiveness
Theology

Our Problem with Forgiveness

ελληνικά | ру́сский People really like Hell. Or at least they really like the idea of Hell. And many are positively gleeful at the notion of some or another of their fellow human beings being tormented forever in its fiery furnaces (that’s right, forever, for eternity, for an expanse of time the human mind cannot fully…

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Russian Orthodox Clergy Support Justice and Respect for the Law
Public Life, Religion and Politics

Russian Orthodox Clergy Support Justice and Respect for the Law

The reform of the judicial system, which practically never acquits and is fully subordinate to law enforcement agencies, has long been discussed in Russia. However, only civil activists are involved in the debates. The government keeps evading any participation in the discussion, and the courts continue arbitrarily to pass unreasonably strict verdicts for both civil…

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Eastern Orthodox Identity and “Aggressive Liberalism”: Non-Theological Aspects of the Confrontation
Bridging Voices Project

Eastern Orthodox Identity and “Aggressive Liberalism”: Non-Theological Aspects of the Confrontation

This essay is part of a series stemming from the ongoing research project “Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age,” which is a joint venture by scholars from Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center and the University of Exeter, funded by the British Council, Friends of…

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