Short Reads on May 2021

Participation in 1821: The Universal Significance of the Greek Revolution
Religion and Politics

Participation in 1821: The Universal Significance of the Greek Revolution

ελληνικά Two hundred years have passed since the beginning of Greek Revolution of 1821, the first successful revolution, after numerous failed attempts throughout five centuries, against the Ottoman conqueror and tyrant. It is an event of universal significance that not only signifies the resuscitation of Hellenism from the lethal bonds imposed by the Fall of…

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Two Kinds of Risk in the Church
Christian Practice, Theology

Two Kinds of Risk in the Church

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски By now, it would almost be commonplace to observe that the COVID pandemic has created (or perhaps, rather, it has apocalyptically exposed) a cultural rift within the contemporary Orthodox Christian community. As a pastor, I have experienced this division firsthand, and I know of…

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How I Teach Atheism to Seminarians
Education and Academia, Theology

How I Teach Atheism to Seminarians

Decorum sometimes wrests from friends and family desultory queries about my job. They know I teach at a seminary, so they ask after my courses. “Mostly church history this semester,” I say. “Some modern philosophy, and a course on atheism.” “Atheism?” many balk. Others of more urbane sensibilities nod approvingly. “Well,” they say, “I suppose…

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Jerusalem Belongs to All of Its Creeds
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Jerusalem Belongs to All of Its Creeds

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски It’s been a brutal week for Palestinians in the city of peace. As hardline Israeli groups prepared a provocative parade through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, Israeli security forces turned their guns on peaceful Palestinian protesters and worshipers performing Ramadan prayers at…

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The Resurrection Miracle Revealed to the Myrrhbearers
Theology, Women in the Church

The Resurrection Miracle Revealed to the Myrrhbearers

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The first rising of the sun in the East shoots rose light across the dim landscape; it is a time the early monks knew well, for a prayer service was starting, when the bell-ringer could just begin to see the lines in his hand. The Evangelist…

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Being Accommodationist: What Hauerwas and Willimon Really Mean
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Being Accommodationist: What Hauerwas and Willimon Really Mean

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The term “accommodationist” has recently become a topic of some contention in global Orthodox Christian conversations on human sexuality. The term was derived from the widely influential book by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony (first published in 1989, and…

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