church and state

“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...”

A Political Dimension of the Russian Religious Philosophy

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.

Church-State Relations in the Theory of Religious Economy