St Vladimir's Theological Quarterly, Volume 65, Numbers 1-2 (2021)

Dr Ionut-Alexandru Tudorie
Editorial Board:
Rev. Dr Bogdan Bucur, Rev. Ignatius Green & Dr Vitaly Permiakov
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The first double issue of 2021 opens with three incisive articles that deal with contemporary theological questions. Mario Baghos articulates an Orthodox theological perspective on the historical-critical “quest for the historical Jesus.” Eugenia Torrance takes on the presupposition that the Christian dogma of a bodily resurrection is untenable on scientific and theological grounds, and the ensuing weakening or even denial of the continuity between our earthly bodies and our eschatological constitution in some strands of Christian theology (e.g., Rahner and Bulgakov). Finally, Fr Christopher Knight provides a critical discussion of whether and to what extent natural theology conducted within the frame of the analytic philosophy of religion may be appropriated by Orthodox theological tradition.

There follows Bogdan-Gabriel Drăghici’s very large and substantial study of the medieval polemics, on matters of both orthodoxy and, especially, orthopraxy, between Chalcedonian Byzantine and non-Chalcedonian Syriac writers. We then return to the present with a very timely article by Dn Nicholas Denysenko, which, on Fr Alexander Schmemann’s centennial, provides a review and assessment of his legacy of liturgical renewal in North America, and suggests an agenda for continuing this enterprise. We conclude this double issue with the text of two, as yet unpublished, talks given by Fr Georges Florovsky in 1968 (“Russian Philosophy at the Turn of the Century” and “The Renewal of Russian Theology–Florensky, Bulgakov, and the Others: On the Way to a Christian Philosophy”). For his work of editing and introducing these texts, we hereby express our special gratitude to Paul Ladouceur.

The Book Reviews section has been steadily increasing in size and provides substantial presentations of some significant new publications: Ciprian Costin Apintiliesei, La structure ontologique-communionnelle de la personne: Aux sources théologiques et philosophiques du Père Dumitru Stăniloae. Leuven: Peeters, 2020 (R. Bordeianu); Nikolaos Loudovikos, Analogical Identities: The Creation of the Christian Self. Beyond Spirituality and Mysticism in the Patristic Era. Turnhout: Brepols, 2019 (G. Kapriev); Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War. Edited by P.T. Hamalis and V.A. Karras. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017 (T. Cuneo); A. Edward Siecienski, The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017 (G. Gilbert); Aleksandr Tsygankov and Tereza Obolevich/Teresa Obolevitch, Gollandskii epizod v filosofskoi biografii S. L. Franka (novye mate­rialy), Moscow: Institut filosofii RAN, 2020 (R.F. Slesinski).

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Advisory Board

Dr Theodora Antonopoulou
Rev. Dr Michael Azar
Dr Leslie Baynes
Dr Paul Blowers
Dr Sandrine Caneri
Dr Alexey Fokin
Dr Nina Glibetić
Most Rev. Dr Alexander Golitzin
Dr Tamara Grdzelidze
Rev. Dr Ioan Ică, Jr
Rev. Dr John Jones
Dr Nadieszda Kizenko
Rev. Dr Christopher Knight
Prof. Jean-Claude Larchet
Dr Georgi Parpulov
Dr István Perczel
Dr Marcus Plested
Dr Alexis Torrance
Dr Lucian Turcescu
Dr Jeffrey Wickes