Tag: Church Fathers

Patristic Roots for a Right to Health?<span class='secondary-title'>Divine Kinship, Citizenship, and COVID-19</span>
Public Life

Patristic Roots for a Right to Health?Divine Kinship, Citizenship, and COVID-19

by D. Brendan Johnson Human rights are contentious: do they exist? Where are they from? And how do we know which specific rights should count as human rights? Is there an Orthodox case to be made for human rights? Indeed, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic raises the specific question of a right to health and healthcare,…

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Disease, Community, and Grief in a COVID-19 World
Public Life, Theology

Disease, Community, and Grief in a COVID-19 World

by Susan R. Holman | ελληνικά Some years ago, I was on a high-speed Acela to New York one morning when, in Connecticut, a woman in her early 60s apparently fainted while waiting at the crossing barriers. Recently discharged from the hospital, she was the primary caregiver for her grandchildren, ages 4 and 2, and…

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Contra “Father-ism”
Christian Practice, Theology

Contra “Father-ism”

by John A. Monaco In May 2018, I graduated with my Master of Divinity, and immediately following the graduation ceremony, I boarded a plane to Rome, where I intended to undergo the 30-day Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Although I had attended a renowned Jesuit university with one of the largest Jesuit communities…

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