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2023

1 / 2023

Dynamics of Tradition and Liberty in Byzantine Liturgy: 40 years after Alexander Schmemann

Although Alexander Schmemann did not set out to be a “scholar”, his genius and prophetic vision of the Orthodox Church’s liturgical life places him above more well-known scholars. However, the critical eye of later scholars found, and will still find, various….
Deadline: November 15, 2022

2022

3 / 2022

Roma Minority, Belief and Religious Life in European Societies
Roma people in Europe follow often the predominant religion of their host countries (usually Christian or Muslim). According to the recent research the acceptance of the majority religion …. Read More Deadline: September 15, 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…. Read More
Deadline: February 1, 2022

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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

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

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 …

2019

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 …

2018

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 …