Tag: Academic Freedom

Thinking Out Loud: In Response to the OCA’s Curbing of Intellectual Freedom
Gender and Sexuality, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and the Academy

Thinking Out Loud: In Response to the OCA’s Curbing of Intellectual Freedom

by Very Rev. Dr. Isaac Skidmore I would like to respond to the Statement on Same-sex Relationships and Sexual Identity, issued by the Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America during the recent All-American Assembly in Baltimore in July. I believe it will be evident I have concerns about the statement’s curtailment of…

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Freedom from Fear<span class='secondary-title'>Response to the Statement of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America</span>
Documents, Gender and Sexuality, Religion and the Academy

Freedom from FearResponse to the Statement of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18) In our inaugural editorial in 2015, we stated: “The Wheel is a journal for the intelligent and constructive articulation of the Christian Gospel…

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Fullness of Faith or Fullness of Fear?<span class='secondary-title'>On Prohibiting Open Theological Discussion</span>
Gender and Sexuality, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Fullness of Faith or Fullness of Fear?On Prohibiting Open Theological Discussion

by Gregory Tucker At the conclusion of the “Bridging Voices” conference in Oxford in 2019, I thanked the distinguished group of participants for restoring my confidence in the church as a discursive society bound by love of and in Christ. Our meeting was demanding, at times very tense, and inconclusive, but commitment to working through…

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Freedom of Speech in the Church<span class='secondary-title'>The Serbian Test Case</span>
Religion and the Academy

Freedom of Speech in the ChurchThe Serbian Test Case

by Milan Vukomanović | български | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски When, in March 2020, Serbian Patriarch Irinej officially sanctioned Dr. Vukašin Milićević, a priest and assistant professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology (FOT) at the University of Belgrade, it became clear that the recent interference of higher clergy of the Serbian…

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Silencing Theologians in Serbia
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and the Academy

Silencing Theologians in Serbia

An interview with Rodoljub Kubat | ελληνικά  |  српски After a critical statement about the situation with the coronavirus, Vukašin Milićević, lecturer at the Theological Faculty in Belgrade, was banned from speaking publicly by the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In this interview, his colleague Rodoljub Kubat sheds light on the background and…

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