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Eastern “Mystical Theology” or Western “Nouvelle Théologie”?: On the Comparative Reception of Dionysius the Areopagite in Lossky and de Lubac

Sarah Coakley

in Orthodox Constructions of the West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251926
eISBN:
9780823253067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This paper critically examines the ‘Orthodox construction of the West’ to be found in the thought of Vladimir Lossky (1903-1958), and argues that it can only be properly understood against the ... More


Readings of Aquinas in Modern Orthodox Thought

Marcus Plested

in Orthodox Readings of Aquinas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199650651
eISBN:
9780191745225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650651.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This chapter brings us to the modern era of Orthodox theology. In sharp contrast with the Byzantine reception of Aquinas, modern Orthodox readings have been resoundingly negative. The chief ... More


The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

Edward A. Siecienski

in The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372045
eISBN:
9780199777297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372045.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The progress that was made during the nineteenth century began to bear fruit in the twentieth, a transformation explainable by a number of factors. In the first half of the century Russian émigrés in ... More


The Reception of Florovsky in Orthodox Theology

Paul L. Gavrilyuk

in Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701583
eISBN:
9780191771392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701583.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter begins by outlining the three phases of the reception of Florovsky’s heritage. The first phase (1920s–1930s) is marked by Florovsky’s polemical engagement with the Renaissance Fathers. ... More


The Influence of Eastern Orthodox Christian Theology on Mircea Eliade’s Understanding of Religion

Bryan Rennie

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the influence of Eliade’s Romanian Orthodox theological background on his understanding of religion. It particularly considers Eliade’s early (pre-India) writings, the possible ... More


Creation as Communion in Contemporary Orthodox Theology

Aristotle Papanikolaou

in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251445
eISBN:
9780823252909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251445.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter critically compares the creation theologies of Sergius Bulgakov, Vladimir Lossky, and John Zizioulas. It offers this critical comparison of the three most influential trajectories in ... More


Human perfection in Orthodox theological anthropology: Retrieving the Christological imperative

Alexis Torrance

in Human Perfection in Byzantine Theology: Attaining the Fullness of Christ

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198845294
eISBN:
9780191880568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845294.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter deals first with the question of methodology in Orthodox theology, offering an explanation and defence of the increasingly controversial neo-patristic synthesis model proposed by Georges ... More


The Image of the West in Contemporary Greek Theology

Pantelis Kalaitzidis

in Orthodox Constructions of the West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251926
eISBN:
9780823253067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the ways in which Orthodox readings of the work of Thomas Aquinas have impacted on the construction of Orthodox identity vis–à–vis ‘the West’. An intriguing contrast emerges ... More


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