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Islam, Orthodoxy, and Tyranny
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Islam, Orthodoxy, and Tyranny

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά  | Русский | Српски When it comes to religion and politics, Eastern Orthodox Christians and Sunni Muslims find themselves in the same predicament. Both of these religions adhere to a particularly strong concept of sacred tradition. This tradition is distinct from revelation itself, but revelation can only be properly interpreted…

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A Reflection on the Church in the Political Arena
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Politics

A Reflection on the Church in the Political Arena

Democracy and the separation of church and state are relatively new for the Orthodox Church. From both derive the many challenges the Church in America encounters as it stands unfettered in the political arena. Paraphrasing the British historian and theologian G.L. Prestige, the concept, let alone the reality, of a political atheist was unknown until…

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Ecclesiology

Don’t Confuse Autocephaly with Theology

This essay was originally delivered as a public talk at the June 2015 Fordham/OTSA conference on the upcoming Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church. It was part of a panel on Autocephaly and Diaspora. For our entire history, secular geographies have dictated the boundaries of episcopal sees and autocephalous churches. The decisions of ecumenical councils,…

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