Tag: Salvation

Some of My Best Friends Are Heretics<span class='secondary-title'>What Do Orthodox Really Believe?</span>
Christian Practice, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Some of My Best Friends Are HereticsWhat Do Orthodox Really Believe?

Ελληνικά | српски Orthodox pride themselves on belonging to the “one, holy, catholic and apostolic church” founded by Jesus Christ—and with good reason. Orthodox point to the loftiness of Orthodox theology, the beauty and solemnity of its liturgy, its mystical spirituality, the holiness of its saints, and the transcendentalism of its icons, liturgical music, and…

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Nor Height Nor Depth: On the Toll Houses
Theology

Nor Height Nor Depth: On the Toll Houses

Among a great many Orthodox scholars in the academic world (especially when they gather together in hushed colloquy among the shadows and feel at liberty to speak strictly entre eux) it is often taken as depressing evidence of how radically the public intellectual culture of Orthodoxy in America has degenerated in recent years—how, that is,…

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On Ecumenoclasm: Salvation for Non-Christians?
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Theology

On Ecumenoclasm: Salvation for Non-Christians?

Early Christian thinking on non-Christian religions was conditioned by the official paganism of the Roman Empire, Greek philosophy, Christianity’s relationships with Judaism and flourishing mystery cults. Later, Orthodoxy had extensive historical experience, often but not entirely negative, as a religious minority under non-Christian regimes in Persia, the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire. Christian communities…

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