social ethics

Mystical Politics as contradiction in adjecto. Thoughts on the Margins of Aristotle Papanikolaou’s Recent Book

Orthodox Theology and the Temptation of Power

The growing political and social role of the Russian Orthodox Church is one of the most challenging issues raised by recent developments in Russia. What do these developments represent? This article offers a critical analysis of the Russian Orthodox Church’s involvement in Russian politics. Offering a theological perspective, the paper shows that the Russian Orthodox Church fails to make proper use of its own theological tools when it chooses to act as a partner of the state, rather than as an independent political agent.