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Averil Cameron

, and in choosing that of orthodoxy I feel that I am doing the same. In some ways the two go together, as I shall argue. I also need to make it clear that I am a historian, not a patristic theologian; and a historian, moreover, not of the Hellenistic world but of late antiquity and Byzantium. Thus I

Being Given Orthodoxy

G. K. Chesterton, Jean-Luc Marion, and the Converting Event

Philip Irving Mitchell

. Chesterton’s Orthodoxy (1908) is an autobiography in which the life in question barely appears, and this raises a number of dilemmas for the project of self-construction. Roy Pascal famously distinguished autobiography, as focused on the self, from that of the memoir, as remembrances focused on others. 1 Chesterton

Orthodoxy, Liberalism, and Adaptation

Essays on Ways of Worldmaking in Times of Change from Biblical, Historical and Systematic Perspectives


Edited by Bob E.J.H. Becking

How does religion cope with changing situations? Are orthodoxy and liberalism really competing strategies? The essays in this volume argue three views. (1)Orthodoxy is not to be seen as the real and original form of a given religion, but as an idealized original form that should be construed as a construction in reaction to changes in time. (2) Over the ages, liberalism – despite its laudable strive for adaptation – has been less successful than generally assumed. This lesson from history can be quite important in view of the adaptation processes for Muslims in Western Europe. (3) Of great importance for the survival of religion seems to be a clear definition of the boundaries of religiously informed practices and ethics. Their recognisability and authenticity shall – when combined with a due lack of obtrusion – be of great influence for the ongoing acceptance of religion(s) in the public domain.

Alexandros Sakellariou

Introduction The issue of conversion from Greek Orthodoxy to other Christian denominations, to New Religious Movements or to other world religions, like Islam, in contemporary Greek society has not been studied from any perspective (theological, sociological, or anthropological). It is true

Vera Shevzov

This article examines the explosive reaction to ‘Punk Prayer’ as a religious act. It argues that the power of the performance as iconoclash resulted from the fact that it tapped, resonated with and disturbed Russia’s Orthodox culture through its appropriation of Orthodox sound, space and symbols – namely, the image of Mary, the Mother of God. The perceived position of its performers as insiders or outsiders to Orthodoxy, the evaluation of the sincerity of Punk Prayer as prayer and the paradoxical role that gender played in shaping these perceptions contributed to the tumultuous response.

Baur, Jörg, Muller, Richard A. and Sparn, Walter

The term “Lutheran orthodoxy” (sometimes “old Lutheran orthodoxy” or “old Protestant orthodoxy”) is ill adapted to describe this specific form of Reformation Christianity, which extended between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. Radical Pietism called the period orthodox because of (1) its

Hünermann, Peter, Kaufmann, Thomas, Knysh, Alexander, Morgenstern, Matthias, Slenczka, Notger and Wallmannb, Johannes

[German Version] I. Terminology – II. Christianity – III. Judaism – IV. Islam The term orthodoxy derives from Greek ὀρϑός/orthós, “right, true, straight,” and δόξα/dóxa, “opinion, teaching.” The word and its derivatives appear in pre-Christian literature (Liddell & Scott, s.v.) but acquired their

How Heresy Makes Orthodoxy

The Sedimentation of Sunnism in the Ahmadi Cases of South Africa

Ali Qadir

orthodoxy? In this paper I seek to address these questions by examining the conflict between Sunni orthodoxy, represented by the mjc , and the Ahmadiyya in South Africa. Beginning with a perspective of Sunnism as a historical construct ( Moosa 2014 ), I will show that the Ahmadiyya Jama’at played the

Will Cohen

.1177/1744136607080897 © 2007 SAGE Publications (Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore) ABSTRACT In modern Orthodoxy, the ‘Greek’ practice, based on Cyprian, of receiving converts by (re-)baptism contrasts with the ‘Russian’ approach, consistent with Augustine, of requiring mere profession of


Edited by Herman Selderhuis

This book reflects and comprises the latest in research on the history and theology of Reformed Orthodoxy (± 1550-1750) and is at the same time a work in progress, which makes this volume in the Companion series unique. The reason for this is not only the quality of the authors and the chapters they have produced, but also the fact that the study of Reformed Orthodoxy has in recent years taken an entirely new approach and has received renewed and spirited attention, whose results have so far not been brought together in one book. The renewed interest and reappraisal of this period in intellectual history is reflected in this work in which an international team of renowned scholars give an oversight of this fascinating period in intellectual history.

Contributors include Willem van Asselt, Aza Goudriaan, Irena Backus, Mark Beach, Christian Moser, Anton Vos, Tobias Sarx, Andreas Mühling, Carl Trueman, Graeme Murdock, Joel Beeke, Sebastian Rehnman, Scott Clark, John Fesko, Luca Baschera, Maarten Wisse, Hugo Meijer, Pieter Rouwendal, and John Witte.