Here is another quote, this one from St. Athanasius the Great: "There are two paths in life — the ordinary, that is, ... whose home Jesus Christ frequented during his life on earth as a metaphor of our two Orthodox lifestyle choices ...
The elementary Orthodox way of life begins with and is manifested in small actions, like making the sign of cross when starting a task. The purpose of the monastic community, according to Mother Elisabet, is to be present for guests ...
Author: Helena Kupari
The Orthodox Christian tradition has all too often been sidelined in conversations around contemporary religion. Despite being distinct from Protestantism and Catholicism in both theology and practice, it remains an underused setting for academic inquiry into current lived religious practice. This collection, therefore, seeks to redress this imbalance by investigating modern manifestations of Orthodox Christianity through an explicitly gender-sensitive gaze. By addressing attitudes to gender in this context, it fills major gaps in the literature on both religion and gender. Starting with the traditional teachings and discourses around gender in the Orthodox Church, the book moves on to demonstrate the diversity of responses to those narratives that can be found among Orthodox populations in Europe and North America. Using case studies from several countries, with both large and small Orthodox populations, contributors use an interdisciplinary approach to address how gender and religion interact in contexts such as, iconography, conversion, social activism and ecumenical relations, among others. From Greece and Russia to Finland and the USA, this volume sheds new light on the myriad ways in which gender is manifested, performed, and engaged within contemporary Orthodoxy. Furthermore, it also demonstrates that employing the analytical lens of gender enables new insights into Orthodox Christianity as a lived tradition. It will, therefore, be of great interest to scholars of both Religious Studies and Gender Studies.
In his lifetime , Chief Rabbi Uziel did not have the courage to lift the ban against women's suffrage . His view in favor was published after his death . ... There are some heads of yeshivot who are certain they 282 A Modern Orthodox Life.
This book fills a vacuum in our understanding of the Eastern Church by revealing themes, persons, and insights that offer resources for a contemporary moral theology.
Author: Joseph Woodill
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
This book fills a vacuum in our understanding of the Eastern Church by revealing themes, persons, and insights that offer resources for a contemporary moral theology. Reviewing the Eastern tradition from patristic times to the present, Woodill shows its relevance to contemporary virtue ethics and identifies both differences and similarities between Orthodox and other - Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish - virtue ethics. Woodill's study centers on the fundamental elements of classical Greek ethics: telos, practice, virtue, community, narrative, and mentoring. He analyzes the ancient Greek fathers and the writings of modern Orthodox ethicists Stanley Harakas, Vigen Gurolan, and Christos Yannaras to show how those elements relate to the process of Christian transformation. He then demonstrates how the movement from creation to redemption contains an implicit virtue ethic.
This example of Orthodox life's invigoration was mirrored throughout Russia. The most significant growth was the number of Orthodox educational institutions. From 1993 to 1996 the number of theological seminaries increased from seven to ...
Author: Zoe Knox
Category: Political Science
Russian Society and the Orthodox Church examines the Russian Orthodox Church's social and political role and its relationship to civil society in post-Communist Russia. It shows how Orthodox prelates, clergy and laity have shaped Russians' attitudes towards religious and ideological pluralism, which in turn have influenced the ways in which Russians understand civil society, including those of its features - pluralism and freedom of conscience - that are essential for a functioning democracy. It shows how the official church, including the Moscow Patriarchate, has impeded the development of civil society, while on the other hand the non-official church, including nonconformist clergy and lay activists, has promoted concepts central to civil society.
Author: John Anthony McGuckinPublish On: 2020-01-01
Father Lev was soon to become a major figure in ecumenical circles in Britain and lived out his life as a celibate Orthodox monk-priest, under the patronage of a very supportive Anglican Church establishment.
Author: John Anthony McGuckin
Publisher: Yale University Press
"An engaging, sophisticated yet accessible, account of the Orthodox Church--its self-understanding, theology, sacramental life, and history. . . . One of the best introductions available."--John Behr, author of The Mystery of Christ An insider's account of the Eastern Orthodox Church, from its beginning in the era of Jesus and the Apostles to the modern age "Lucid. . . . Engrossing . . . [A] thorough history."--Publishers Weekly In this lively and intimate account of the Eastern Orthodox Church, John McGuckin tackles the question "What is the Church?" His answer is a clear, historically and theologically rooted portrait of what the Church is for Orthodox Christianity and how it differs from Western Christians' expectations. McGuckin explores the lived faith of generations, including sketches of some of the most important theological themes and individual personalities of the ancient and modern Church. He interweaves a personal approach throughout, offering to readers the experience of what it is like to enter an Orthodox church and witness its liturgy. In this astute and insightful book, he grapples with the reasons why many Western historians and societies have overlooked Orthodox Christianity and provides an important introduction to the Orthodox Church and the Eastern Christian World.
The twofold objectives of ACER, the promotion of religious life and of Russian culture, involved a certain tension which resulted in major conflicts both within the organization and in the wider exile community, between a universal, ...
Author: Paul Ladouceur
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Modern Orthodox theology represents a continuity of the Eastern Christian theological tradition stretching back to the early Church and especially to the Ancient Fathers of the Church. This volume considers the full range of modern Orthodox theology. The first chapters of the book offer a chronological study of the development of modern Orthodox theology, beginning with a survey of Orthodox theology from the fall of Constantinople in 1453 until the early 19th century. Ladouceur then focuses on theology in imperial Russia, the Russian religious renaissance at the beginning of the 20th century, and the origins and nature of neopatristic theology, as well as the new theology in Greece and Romania, and tradition and the restoration of patristic thought. Subsequent chapters examine specific major themes: - God and Creation - Divine-humanity, personhood and human rights - The Church of Christ - Ecumenical theology and religious diversity - The 'Christification' of life - Social and Political Theology - The 'Name-of-God' conflict - The ordination of women The volume concludes with assessments of major approaches of modern Orthodox theology and reflections on the current status and future of Orthodox theology. Designed for classroom use, the book features: - case studies - a detailed index - a list of recommended readings for each chapter
Published/Created: Minneapolis, MN: Light and Life Pub. Co., c 1993. Description: iv, 103 p.; 21 cm. ISBN: 093703293X Subjects: Orthodox Eastern Church— Doctrines— Spiritual life. LC Classification: BX382 .C655 1993 Coniaris, Anthony M.
Author: Carl S. Tyneh
Publisher: Nova Publishers
The Orthodox Church is one of the three major branches of Christianity. There are over 300 million adherents throughout the world. The Orthodox Church is a fellowship of independent churches, which split form the Roman Church over the question of papal supremacy in 1054. The Orthodox adherents include people in: Greece, Georgia, Russia, and Serbia. There are an estimated one million members in the United States. This Advanced book explains the basic principles of Orthodox Christianity and describes in detail the holidays observed by the Orthodox Church. In addition, relevant book literature is presented in bibliographic form with easy access provided by title, subject and author indexes.
Contributing to the general community was a rarity for Orthodox Jews in traditonal society . The Maimonides School of the 1960s reflected a new mode of American Orthodox life and highlighted the evolution of American Orthodox Jewry .
Author: Seth Farber
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The first full-scale historical treatment of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, the leading figure in twentieth-century American Jewish Orthodoxy.
Author: Trine Stauning WillertPublish On: 2016-05-23
The Question of Change in Greek Orthodox Thought and Practice Trine Stauning Willert, Lina Molokotos-Liederman ... part of life'. Hence, as one immigrant put it, for example, 'there couldn't be any Greek life without the church' ...
Author: Trine Stauning Willert
The relationship between tradition and innovation in Orthodox Christianity has often been problematic, filled with tensions and contradictions starting from the Byzantine era and running through the 19th and 20th centuries. For a long period of time scholars have typically assumed Greek Orthodoxy to be a static religious tradition with little room for renewal or change. Although this public perception continues, the immutability of the Greek Orthodox tradition has been questioned by several scholars over the past few years. This book continues this line of reasoning, but brings it into the centre of contemporary discussion. Presenting case studies from different periods of history up to the present day, the authors trace different aspects in the development of innovation and renewal in Orthodox Christianity in the Greek-speaking world and among the Diaspora.
... and to the larger local community that they are committed to living an observant lifestyle. They have beat the odds and are continuing to survive as a small community of Orthodox Jews on the periphery of American Judaism—a feat that ...
Author: Amy K. Milligan
Publisher: Lexington Books
In this study, Milligan uses an interdisciplinary ethnographic approach to consider the lived religious cultural experiences of Orthodox Jewish women living in a small community. Through an investigation of hair and head covering, Milligan explores the meaning of tradition in a contemporary context.
her feel that her role in Jewish life is no less respected than that of the boys in her family. ... 31 Such reactions to ''popular demands'' were not only endemic to Orthodox congregational life in western U.S. outposts, but were also ...
Author: Jeffrey S. Gurock
Publisher: Indiana University Press
How American Orthodox Jews have coped with the challenges of religious freedom, economic opportunity, and social acceptance
Author: John Anthony McGuckinPublish On: 2010-12-15
Since then Orthodox life in Kazakhstan has been flourishing. Many Orthodox churches and religious institutions were restored. Orthodox education regained a formal place in Kazakh social life (it had formerly been declared illegal under ...
Author: John Anthony McGuckin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. An outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words
This is a book weighty in content but accessible in tone, not an academic study of the mind, but a lived experience of the heart.
Author: Fr. John W. Oliver
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Presents the Orthodox perspective on who the Holy Spirit is, where the mystery of God comes alive. Delving deep and subtly into Orthodox tradition and theology, The Giver of Life articulates the identity of the Holy Spirit as the third Person of the Trinity as well as the role of the Holy Spirit in the salvation of the world. Written with a poetic sensibility, Fr. Oliver begins with Pentecost, an event uniquely celebrated in Orthodoxy as a time when greenery of all kinds is brought into churches. "The splash of green foliage calls to mind not just life, but a special kind of life. It is the life that transcends biological existence and flows from the very Godhead Itself; it is life that's a state of being—immortal, everlasting, changeless. Ferns and flowers fade and die, but souls filled with this ‘life from above' flourish forever." Reflecting on the relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Church, to the world, and to the human person, Giver of Life looks to the impressive biblical and liturgical tradition of Orthodox Christianity. This is a book weighty in content but accessible in tone, not an academic study of the mind, but a lived experience of the heart.
Bogdashevskii focused on the subjective or individualistic aspect of faith ; he concentrated on the risk and moral effort involved in attempting to lead an Orthodox life as an expression of this faith , rather than merely a life which ...
Author: Alexander I. Negrov
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
In the majority of western pre-modern and modern handbooks and surveys of the history of biblical scholarship, Eastern Orthodoxy is mostly and habitually dismissed. A clear orientation towards the western branch of the Christian church is maintained throughout. However, as the Russian Orthodox church is an organic part of the universal church this book attempts to assist in the Orthodox-Protestant interactions and serves as an introduction to Russian Orthodox hermeneutics. Alexander Negrov surveys the development of biblical interpretation within the history of the Russian Orthodox church from the Kiev period of its history (tenth to thirteenth centuries) until the Synodal period (1721-1917). The purpose of his study is to present a coherent analysis of the essential elements of Orthodox biblical hermeneutics as it developed over a period of several centuries which were critical to the defining of the Orthodox church and to present a case study of hermeneutical approach to the New Testament of D. I. Bogdashevskii (1861-1933). The main hermeneutical features of the Russian Orthodox church show that the church and tradition are the indispensable guides to the understanding of Scripture. Christ is considered as the beginning, centre, and end of biblical interpretation and exegesis is based upon cooperation between the Holy Spirit and the human interpreter. The church demands reading of the Scriptures guided by church dogmatics as well as a multi-discipline approach to the text.
In 1905, for instance, he argued against the viability of the parish church as the center of collective Orthodox life. He based his argument on the behavior of common believers, who in his estimation rarely confined their religious ...
Author: Archpriest Gregory NaumenkoPublish On: 2013-02-01
This digital edition includes fifty articles that appeared in Orthodox Life between July 2012 and December 2011. This is the first electronic edition of this classic journal.
Author: Archpriest Gregory Naumenko
Publisher: Holy Trinity Publications
Orthodox Life is a Journal published six times a year in English. It provides inspiring but practical articles on the spiritual life, contemporary moral issues, practical matters of church life, theological questions, and book reviews. This digital edition includes fifty articles that appeared in Orthodox Life between July 2012 and December 2011. This is the first electronic edition of this classic journal.