Tag: Hierotheos Vlachos

Human Beings or Human Persons?
Holy and Great Council, Theology

Human Beings or Human Persons?

One of the liveliest exchanges at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in June 2016 concerned which Greek words should be used in Council documents to refer to humans: anthrōpos (“human being”); or anthrōpino prosōpo (or simply prosōpon) (“human person”). The main protagonists in this debate were, in the anthrōpos corner, Metropolitan…

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Innovation in the Guise of Tradition<span class='secondary-title'>Anti-Ecumenist Efforts to Derail the Great and Holy Council</span>
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Holy and Great Council

Innovation in the Guise of TraditionAnti-Ecumenist Efforts to Derail the Great and Holy Council

Image: Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The documents approved by the Primates of the Church for the Great and Holy Council are not particularly controversial. They…

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