Tag: Deification

A Forgotten Orthodox Woman Theologian
Theology, Women in the Church

A Forgotten Orthodox Woman Theologian Myrrha Lot-Borodine and the Mystical Theology of Deification

Four women were particularly prominent in Orthodox theological circles in Western Europe prior to World War II. Mother Maria (St Maria of Paris) (1891-1945) is well known, especially since her canonization 2004, for her devotion to assisting the poor in inter-war Paris and Jews during World War II, and her challenging articles on spiritual and…

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How Catholics Have Always Believed and Taught Deification
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

How Catholics Have Always Believed and Taught Deification

Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox all have an unfortunate habit of thinking that deification is somehow the exclusive provenance of the Orthodox. This claim is unfortunate not only because it has no basis in reality, but because it blinds us to the riches to be discovered in the tradition and because it slows down ecumenical progress….

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Image and Likeness and Profound Cognitive Disability
Theology

Image and Likeness and Profound Cognitive Disability

The distinction between image and likeness is one of the recurring themes in the patristic writings and one of the main building blocks of modern Orthodox theology. But is this distinction useful for answering the anthropological question from the perspective of disability? Is it useful to speak about image and likeness in the cases of…

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Why Are Orthodox Christians “Unethical”?
Ethics, Theology

Why Are Orthodox Christians “Unethical”?

by Stephen Meawad A quick glance at the modern field of ethics might convey a false reality—one in which Orthodox Christian are decades, if not centuries, behind the West in developing viable ethical frameworks. In fact, Orthodox Christians might often be hesitant or even reluctant to speak in terms of ethics, since the language of…

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Salvation and the “Pursuit of Happiness”
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Salvation and the “Pursuit of Happiness”

Our pop culture is presently awash with books offering assistance in the “pursuit of happiness.” A search for “happiness” on amazon.com produces nearly 250,000 results, with books ranging from The Positivity Kit (“instant happiness on every page”), to a volume that more realistically guarantees to make you 10% Happier, to a teen’s guide How to…

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