Tag: Benedict Option

Benedict and Sophia
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Benedict and Sophia

Image: iStock.com/GC402 Over the past four years, Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” has become a catch-phrase for a certain kind of conservative Christian community in North America. Many Orthodox churches are striving to carve out a niche within this religious marketplace, promoting the stability of Orthodoxy in contrast to current Western Christian brands. Indeed, such stability…

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The Kavasilas Option
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

The Kavasilas Option

   Much has been written in the last couple of years concerning the “Benedict Option.” People have found inspiration in it as well as a great deal to criticize about both the movement and Rod Dreher’s book. The historicity and theology of the book are questionable. The dire picture painted is difficult not to dismiss…

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The Benedict of History versus The Benedict Option
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

The Benedict of History versus The Benedict Option

Rod Dreher’s book The Benedict Option has much to commend it. Among other things, it aptly recognizes that the landscape of American religious practice is rapidly changing and in some depressing ways. It affirms that a faith divorced from real-life practice is useless. And it recognizes that Christians benefit when they mine their ancient traditions….

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