Short Reads on December 2021

Shaking the Tree of Anthropocentricity
Religion and the Environment, Theology

Shaking the Tree of Anthropocentricity

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски “Rejoice, tree of leafy branches,under which believers are sheltered …Rejoice, O wood most blessed!”Akathist to the Cross, Oikos 7 Rocking around the Christmas tree in my little Norwegian hometown, I got to thinking how the Christian world is filled with trees. Not only the…

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Newness under the Son
Theology

Newness under the Son

Is there nothing new under the sun? Is it the case that all of life is an ordered and predictable cycle? That what has been is what will be and what is done is what will be done (Eccl. 1:9)? This sense of the unending monotonous repetition of human experience is not confined to the…

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Orthodoxy and the Rule of Law in Russia
Book Reviews, Religion and Politics

Orthodoxy and the Rule of Law in Russia

Scholarly study of the interaction of law and religion is well established in Europe and America, but it is not evenly distributed across the religious and ecclesiastical spectrum. There is a vast literature on some aspects of the subject, such as religion in the American constitutional order and law in the history of Roman Catholicism….

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Pope Francis in Cyprus and Greece
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Pope Francis in Cyprus and Greece

The papal trip to Cyprus and Greece (December 2-6, 2021) showed Francis’ attention to the Mediterranean, which was also the focus of his first trip (Lampedusa in July 2013), but also his attention to Eastern Orthodoxy as a traveling companion to a Catholic Church increasingly subject to identitarian and nationalist tensions in Europe and worldwide….

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