Short Reads on October 2020

The Apocalypse, and the Wisdom that Comes from Trauma
Biblical Studies, Theology

The Apocalypse, and the Wisdom that Comes from Trauma

български | Ελληνικά | Русский On the strength of anecdotal evidence, I’m convinced people are now especially interested in apocalyptic themes. Social unrest, fires, climate change, a global pandemic—all of these evoke themes found in apocalyptic texts from numerous traditions. Christianity has its own narrative of what will happen at the end of all things….

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Father Sergius Bulgakov: Personhood, Inequality, and Economics
Religion and Politics, Theology

Father Sergius Bulgakov: Personhood, Inequality, and Economics

български | Ελληνικά | ქართული | Русский | Српски In a recent piece in the New York Times, Jamelle Bouie writes: Our society was built on the racial segmentation of personhood. Some people were full humans, guaranteed non-enslavement, secured from expropriation and given the protection of law, and some people – blacks, Natives and other…

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Discerning Yoga in Orthodoxy
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Discerning Yoga in Orthodoxy

Ελληνικά | Română | Српски It was with academic and existential interest that I read two summer yoga essays by Aristotle Papanikolaou and Metropolitan Konstantinos. As a scholar of South Asian religions engaged in interreligious work, and as a proponent of the comparative theological project among Orthodox, I found much that resonated, not only in…

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Eliminating Armenians from Artsakh: Azerbaijan’s and Turkey’s Perpetual War against Armenia
Religion and Politics

Eliminating Armenians from Artsakh: Azerbaijan’s and Turkey’s Perpetual War against Armenia We Cannot Afford the Media's False Equivalences

български | Ελληνικά | ქართული | Русский | Српски Note: Because of the urgency of the current situation in Armenia and Azerbaijan and the importance of providing reliable background information, the following essay is an exception to our typical length and op-ed format and includes an extensive excerpt from an academic journal article. Since Sunday,…

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