Short Reads on March 2021

Theology and Pseudo-Theology in the Digital Age
Education and Academia, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Theology and Pseudo-Theology in the Digital Age

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски There is little doubt that we are living in a “digital age,” an age characterized by a move to the virtual and the electronic. The COVID-19 pandemic simply accelerated this trajectory to the point of no return. From an ecclesial perspective, parishes are equipped…

Continue reading
Why Do Theological Pluralism and Dialogical Ethos Matter for Orthodoxy?
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

Why Do Theological Pluralism and Dialogical Ethos Matter for Orthodoxy? The Volos Academy for Theological Studies Blog “In Many and Various Ways”

български | ქართული | Română | Русский | Српски This post was originally published in Greek on the new blog of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, πολυμερώς και πολυτρόπως (“In Many and Various Ways”). Read the Greek original. Because, as the Letter to the Hebrews reminds us, in many and various ways God spoke…

Continue reading
Contemporary Orthodox Fiction
Culture and Arts

Contemporary Orthodox Fiction

ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The Brothers Karamazov is unarguably one of the greatest pieces of prose fiction ever written. It is also a distinctly Orthodox novel, that is to say a novel infused with the theology, customs, and culture of the Orthodox Church. Much of the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky fits this…

Continue reading
Patriarch with Two Homelands
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Patriarch with Two Homelands

by Slavica Jakelić | български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On February 18th, the Serbian Orthodox Church elected its new patriarch—59-year old Porfirije Perić. The new Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovac and Patriarch of Serbia, is a theologian who served for a year as the bishop of…

Continue reading
The Two Swords: Christians and Their Weapons
Ethics, Religion and Politics

The Two Swords: Christians and Their Weapons

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords!”  Jesus said to them, “It is enough.” – Luke 22:38 Americans, especially American Christians, have a fixation on their so-called “God-given Second Amendment Right” to arm themselves to the hilt. I know many Orthodox, even some clergy,…

Continue reading
Islam, Orthodoxy, and Tyranny
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Islam, Orthodoxy, and Tyranny

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά  | Русский | Српски When it comes to religion and politics, Eastern Orthodox Christians and Sunni Muslims find themselves in the same predicament. Both of these religions adhere to a particularly strong concept of sacred tradition. This tradition is distinct from revelation itself, but revelation can only be properly interpreted…

Continue reading
1 2
Disclaimer

Public Orthodoxy seeks to promote conversation by providing a forum for diverse perspectives on contemporary issues related to Orthodox Christianity. The positions expressed in the articles on this website are solely the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or the Orthodox Christian Studies Center.

Attribution

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