Tag: Tradition

Eastern Orthodoxy and Church Reform
Ecclesiology, Orthodoxy and Modernity

Eastern Orthodoxy and Church Reform

“Church reform” has always been a taboo in the Orthodox Church; it has a negative connotation in some traditionalistic circles. Actually, there are many elements that strengthen stagnation and promote anti-reform tendencies, such as the claim of unity, stability, identity, psychological and spiritual factors, catholicity and universality, synodality, solidarity and collegiality, sameness, traditionalism, and others….

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Sergei Bulgakov and the Economics of Tradition
Theology

Sergei Bulgakov and the Economics of Tradition

by Daniel Nicholas | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски Written in 1912, Sergei Bulgakov’s Philosophy of Economy: The World as Household surprises in its embrace of a certain kind of materialism. Giving credit largely to the heavyweights of the German idealist tradition with an occasional nod to Marx, it…

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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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George Seferis and the Freedom of Tradition
Culture and Arts, Theology

George Seferis and the Freedom of Tradition

ελληνικά “I belong to a small country,” said the great Greek poet George Seferis in his Nobel Prize winning speech in 1963. “It is small, but its tradition is immense.” As wrangling over the word “tradition” has become an idle pastime, particularly on that domain of debauchery known as social media, Seferis’s thoughts warrant consideration,…

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Innovation in the Guise of Tradition
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Holy and Great Council

Innovation in the Guise of Tradition Anti-Ecumenist Efforts to Derail the Great and Holy Council

Image: Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. The documents approved by the Primates of the Church for the Great and Holy Council are not particularly controversial. They…

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