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Forthcoming Themes 
  • The Iconography of the Other
  • Contemporary Anglicanism
  • Religion and the Problem of Evil


3 / 2022

Religion and the Sciences: a Necessary Dialogue 
Deadline: July 1, 2022

2 / 2022

Between Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: The Religious Underground in the Twentieth Century East-Central Europe

The religious underground is continuously caught between two antithetical positions. Along the 20th century underground religious communities had to constantly prove their orthodoxy….

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Deadline: February 1, 2022

1 / 2022

Eucharistic Sharing: Bridge towards Unity – Barrier to Unity?
The churches proclaim their belief in ‘the one holy catholic church’ in the statements of faith. Likewise, most churches declare in their theological statements that the Eucharist is central to their life and liturgy. Many churches also declare that they have a commitment….
Deadline: October 1, 2021


3 / 2021

Religious Identities in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Strategies for the Construction and Representation of the Religious Self 

With the fall of the Roman Empire and the advent of Christianity, new political and religious realities gave an impulse for an interplay of identity constructions. “Christian,” “pagan”, “barbarian” or “Jew” became categories ideologically charged, and the borders between them became rather fluid…

Deadline: July 1, 2021

2 / 2021

Sacred Spaces in Motion

Our contemporary world witnesses contrasting approaches to sacred spaces: while in some parts of the world (especially in the West) there is a decrease in the interest for religious buildings as places for worship, due to the decline of the number of practicing believers…

Deadline: May 1, 2021

1 / 2021

Contemporary World and Post-Conciliar Orthodoxy 

In January 2020, the Ecumenical Patriarchate recently published a document entitled “For the Life of the World: Towards a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church”. The “Social Ethos” document can be described as an omnibus of positions on the Church’s stance with regard to today’s socially significant questions …

Guest-editor: Dr. Tamara Grdzelidze 

Deadline: October 1, 2020


3 / 2020

An Intellectual of the Church: Remembering Father André Scrima (1925-2000)

The 19th of August 2020 is the date that marks twenty years since the passing away of André Scrima, an Orthodox monk known for his unusual presence. From the very position of an Orthodox monk, André Scrima pleaded for the actualization of the unity of the Church…

Guest-editor: Dr. Bogdan Tătaru-Cazaban

2 / 2020

The Ecumenism of the Mystics

Mystics are a special part of the Christian experience. Due to their spiritual journey, they have become a model and a reference on many themes, including ecumenism. At times a stark contrast …

1 / 2020

Ecumenism at the Turn of the Decade

Ten years ago, in the promising aftermath of the Third European Ecumenical Assembly, in Sibiu, 2007 the first issue of the Review of Ecumenical Research (RES) was coming out of print, with an …


3 / 2019

Lost for Words:
Theological and Philosophical Vocabulary in the Aftermath of Chalcedon

The Council of Chalcedon (451) has been responsible for one of the most remarkable and long-standing splits within Christianity. Conceptual differences between Chalcedonian and …

2 / 2019

Jewish Christian Dialogue and the Orthodox Churches

When talking about Orthodox Christianity in the context of the Jewish-Christian dialogue, a stark disproportion between East and West becomes visible. More precisely, there is a sharp contrast between …

1 / 2019

Patristics and Ecumenism

While the Church Fathers enjoy a special authority in the Orthodox Church, which is also acknowledged in the Roman Catholic Church, in the Protestant tradition their authority bears a slightly …


3 / 2018

Interconfessional Marriages

Migration is not a mark of our time – it has existed in all times. But today it is at the top of the political agenda – and it shapes the ecumenical coexistence of denominations.

2 / 2018

Church and Politics

Churches are part of society and, as such, come always in touch with existing political issues. This applies even more so if and insofar as they are active in the social field.

1 / 2018

Translating Confession

Language is the depository for the identity of a community: from the simplest oral, daily formulas, to the scriptural spiritual legacy preserved in literary and cultic texts, language encompasses …