Tag: Maximus the Confessor

Ethics in the Book of Nature
Environmental Ethics, Religion and Science, Theology

Ethics in the Book of Nature The Climate Crisis and Ecological Sin, Part 1

With another season of creation care upon us, we should take heed of the fact that the most recent reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) respectively affirm, for the first time, that climate change is in fact the result of human activities and that the catastrophic climactic events that the world has…

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Nomadland: The Heavenly Homecoming of the Nomads
Theology

Nomadland: The Heavenly Homecoming of the Nomads

български | ქართული | Română | Русский | Српски The original Greek version of this article was published in the site “Polymeros kai Polytropos” of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. The film Nomadland (2020) offers a spiritual glimpse into America, especially into the Western states, with the help of Chloé Zhao, a young director…

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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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Rethinking Patristic Categories? A Response to Petre Maican
Theology

Rethinking Patristic Categories? A Response to Petre Maican

If it were not well-intentioned, Petre Maican’s article “Image and Likeness and Profound Cognitive Disability: Rethinking Patristic Categories” (published on Public Orthodoxy, July 2, 2019), could be offensive. In the final analysis, it is simply misguided due to several failures: of coherency, doctrinal perspective, and a failure to grasp the full “spectrum of human existence”…

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Would the True “Nature” Please Stand Up?
Bridging Voices Project, Gender and Sexuality, Theology

Would the True “Nature” Please Stand Up?

This essay is part of a series stemming from the ongoing research project “Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age,” which is a joint venture by scholars from Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center and the University of Exeter, funded by the British Council, Friends of…

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Meeting Michelle: Pastoral and Theological Reflections on a Transgender Inmate
Bridging Voices Project, Gender and Sexuality

Meeting Michelle: Pastoral and Theological Reflections on a Transgender Inmate

This essay is part of a series stemming from the ongoing research project “Contemporary Eastern Orthodox Identity and the Challenges of Pluralism and Sexual Diversity in a Secular Age,” which is a joint venture by scholars from Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center and the University of Exeter, funded by the British Council, Friends of…

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

The Word of God and World Religions

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 “The Contribution of the Orthodox Church to the Realization of Justice, Freedom, Brotherhood, and Love among Peoples.” There is no one topic…

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