Tag: Multiculturalism

Is Multiculturalism a Solution to Phyletism?

Is Multiculturalism a Solution to Phyletism?

Phyletism: The Problem of Bigotry in the Orthodox Church In our contemporary era the Orthodox Christian world is, sadly, once again grappling with violent conflicts involving ethnic, religious and political identities in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, as the Orthodox churches in the United States, Canada, and Australia engage in heated jurisdictional disputes…

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Global Orthodoxy, Theology

Toward a Multicultural Symphonia: Orthodox Solidarity in an Age of Diversity

With all of the controversies concerning non-attendance at the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church that took place in Crete this past June, I would like to propose that a re-conceptualization of the Byzantine religio-political ideal of symphonia might be able to speak to the issue of the Orthodox world’s internal cultural diversity…

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