Tag: Personhood

John Zizioulas: An Ecumenical Appreciation
Theology

John Zizioulas: An Ecumenical Appreciation

  It was the Cambridge philosopher of religion Donald MacKinnon who first introduced me to John Zizioulas’s work, passing to me (some time around 1978) a couple of French offprints. Donald was not someone who handed out praise readily, but he was obviously intrigued and impressed—I suspect because these essays on the eucharist and the bishop…

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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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Racism and Otherness
Public Life

Racism and Otherness

български | ქართული | Română | Русский | Српски This essay was first published in Greek at Polymeros kai Polytropos, the blog of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. In our time, racism has many faces. Sometimes it manifests itself in a more visible way and other times in an invisible way. Whether it is racism of gender, race, religion…

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Can Persons Be Saved?<span class='secondary-title'>Part Three of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved</span>
Theology

Can Persons Be Saved?Part Three of an Interim Report on That All Shall Be Saved

Read part one and part two of the series. Before resuming my “itinerary” of the argument of That All Shall Be Saved, one additional point seems worth stressing. Though in the last installment the issue was raised of whether God intends or permits evil, the book’s argument has nothing to do with the traditional problems 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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Can Orthodox Support Human Rights?<span class='secondary-title'>The Divine Image, the Person, and Human Rights</span>
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

Can Orthodox Support Human Rights?The Divine Image, the Person, and Human Rights

Patristic anthropology, the theology of the human person and human rights are intimately related. Recognition of the close relationships among these three areas is essential to the elaboration of a sound Orthodox theology concerning the nature and status of human existence in the face of secularism, technology, violence and other challenges to what it means…

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Theology

Person, Nature, and Personhood Theology

For contemporary Orthodox theology, irrespective of the terms used throughout the centuries, ecclesial anthropology focuses on the mystery of personhood. This amounts to saying that Orthodox anthropology, with its markedly spiritual and/or ascetic dimension, is person-centered and not nature-centered. Building on the distinction without division between person and nature, this focus shows a certain preference…

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