Tag: Political Theology

Orthodoxy and (Anarcho) Socialism
Religion and Politics, Theology

Orthodoxy and (Anarcho) Socialism Post-Easter and Mayday Meditations

Christ is risen!Workers of the world, unite! Are these two exclamations mutually exclusive? Can one be an (Orthodox) Christian and an anarchist or a socialist? It all depends on what one means by “Orthodoxy” (or “Christianity” for that matter), and what one means by “socialism” or “anarchism.” Orthodox Christianity, in my view, cannot fully be…

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Islam, Orthodoxy, and Tyranny
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Islam, Orthodoxy, and Tyranny

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά  | Русский | Српски When it comes to religion and politics, Eastern Orthodox Christians and Sunni Muslims find themselves in the same predicament. Both of these religions adhere to a particularly strong concept of sacred tradition. This tradition is distinct from revelation itself, but revelation can only be properly interpreted…

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The Navalny Protests and Orthodoxy’s A-Political Theology
Religion and Politics, Theology

The Navalny Protests and Orthodoxy’s A-Political Theology Mumblings of the Sacred

At the end of January, what were perhaps the largest protest rallies in the last ten years took place across Russia. The protests were sparked by the arrest of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who had returned to his homeland after medical treatment in Germany. Back in August 2020, Russian special services had tried to poison…

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Searching for Social Ethics
Ethics, Theology

Searching for Social Ethics

The International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) as the largest meeting of Orthodox theologians from all over the world was a remarkable event not only for the Orthodox world but also for a Catholic theologian engaged with Orthodox theology. As my own research focuses on (Russian) Orthodox socio-ethical thinking, and current issues of the good life…

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Orthodoxy and Modernity, Theology

Political Nestorianism and the Politics of Theosis

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.” In addressing how the Orthodox…

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