Contemporary Theology

The Concept of Eternity in Contemporary Analytic Theology: The Challenge of Temporalism

This article analyzes the conditions of the occurrence, key ideas and the success factors of temporalism — the dominant position describing God’s relation to time in contemporary analytic philosophy. Unlike traditional eternalism, which treats the being of God in terms of time transcendence, i. e., timelessness and the absence of duration, temporalism assumes the existence of God in the past, present and future, i. e., His principal temporality.

“The overall goal of state and churches — to work together to ensure access to religious education...”

“In the case of theology we have three actors: state, church and theology as a science…”

“If German theology is of some value, then it is due to academic freedom...”

“We need to re-position religion in an enlightened society...”

Theology in Contemporary Russian Academia

What Is the Scientific Status of Theology as a Discipline? Round-Table in the Editorial Office of the Journal

“Theology is a discipline that studies Church as a certain factual reality…”

Konstantin Antonov, Chair and Professor of the leading Orthodox university in Russia, answers the questions about the status of theology as an academic discipline. In particular, he discusses issues of the subject of theology, relations between theology and the study of religion, the nature of free theological investigation and the place of confessional loyalty in academic life. In the end, the question is raised about the possibility of installing confessional disciplines in non-confessional institutes of higher education.

“In contrast to theology, the scientific axioms are only local and ‘technical’…”

Eucharist, Councils and Primacy

My task in this essay is simple: to critically examine the relation between councils and episcopal primacy in light of eucharistic ecclesiology.