Tag: Kingdom of God

Teaching Orthodox Ethics at a Protestant Seminary
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Education and Academia, Ethics

Teaching Orthodox Ethics at a Protestant Seminary Reflections on FLOW

Editor’s Note: This essay was originally delivered as part of a panel session on For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church at the 2024 annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics. There could hardly be a context more distant from the Orthodox Church than the McAfee School…

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The “Kairos” of the Late Metropolitan of Pergamon John D. Zizioulas
Theology

The “Kairos” of the Late Metropolitan of Pergamon John D. Zizioulas

by Pantelis Kalaitzidis | Русский Originally published in Greek at Polymeros kai Polytropos, a publication of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies “Chronos (chronological or sequential time) is imbued with meaning by kairos (the opportune time), and kairos is nothing more than a stop, a way station, from which we can survey the past and…

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The Resurrection Among Us
Theology

The Resurrection Among Us Commentary on the Gospel of John (20:19-20)

After the Resurrection of Christ, we witness Him appearing eleven times to his disciples. His purpose is only one: to assist them in their belief and to convince them about the fact of the Resurrection. It is important to understand what Christ aimed for by appearing to his disciples, because it confirms the fact that…

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The Challenge of Christian Witness in the Political Realm
Religion and Politics

The Challenge of Christian Witness in the Political Realm

The American people are deeply divided and polarized in their political stances and choices. The divisiveness and polarization in the American political realm have also affected Christian churches and communities even though some of them have chosen not to formally address the challenges that politics raises for the people’s personal and communal lives. The relation…

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Why Should Orthodoxy Remain Public in Coronavirus Times?
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Ecclesiology, Liturgical Life

Why Should Orthodoxy Remain Public in Coronavirus Times? Reflections in the Aftermath of an Unprecedented Easter

As a Greek Orthodox living in the Western world and experiencing this new “Corona era,” one feels that Orthodoxy needs to decide today, globally and locally, on the following: to what extent do we, as Orthodox Christians, truly believe that Christ is the Son of God, the Son of Man? For what we have been…

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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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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Holy and Great Council

Response to the Pre-Conciliar Document on Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World

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. We have joyfully received the text of the Pre-Conciliar document on Relations of the Orthodox Church with the Rest of the Christian World and the…

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