Tag: Modernity

Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe and the Challenge of Self-Colonization  
Orthodoxy and Modernity

Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe and the Challenge of Self-Colonization  

by Ina Merdjanova Discussions on contemporary Orthodox Christianity have often focused on the multiple ways in which historical legacies and political contexts have shaped the trajectories of Orthodoxy’s institutional development, social presence, and theological responses to important issues such as modernity, secularization, globalization, and religious pluralism, among others. Importantly, Orthodoxy’s responses to adverse historical circumstances,…

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Late Modernity, Time, and Orthodoxy
Culture and Arts, Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Late Modernity, Time, and Orthodoxy

български  | ქართული |  Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The rhythm of the contemporary world is frenetic. The escalator, once a symbol of progress, cannot anymore serve the needs of modern humans, who are always in a hurry. Not only work but also personal life is structured according to the new tenet: “speed is everything.” “In…

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The Soviet Genealogy of “Orthodox Morality”
Ethics, Orthodoxy and Modernity

The Soviet Genealogy of “Orthodox Morality”

The term “Orthodox morality”—in combination with “traditional values”—is unquestionably a neologism. A passage from Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Genealogy of Morals” gets right to the point of Aristotle Papanikolaou’s recent essay on Public Orthodoxy: “We need a critique of moral values, the value of these values is […] to be called into question—and for this purpose a…

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Those with Ears to Hear
Orthodoxy and Modernity

Those with Ears to Hear

This special youth submission was originally a speech delivered at the 2018 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival hosted by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The speech was delivered in response to the prompt: “Christ said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Mark 4:9). The Lord said this with reference to the way we…

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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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