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Moyse, Ashley John; Kirkland, Scott A. and McDowell, John C. (2016) Introduction. In: Correlating Sobornost: Conversations Between Karl Barth and the Orthodox Tradition. Fortress, Minneapolis, xxiii-xl,. ISBN 9781506410753

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Abstract

The Silver Age of Russian theological scholarship was crushed by a series of revolutions, which forced many Russian Orthodox scholars into exile. Yet, the diaspora of scholars writing from the Oxford and Paris schools offered something vital not only for Russian Orthodoxy, but also for ecumenical dialogue. That is, under new conditions, liberated from the constraints of scholastic academic discourse, and living and writing in new languages, those who represented these schools set out not only to reinterpret their own traditions but also to introduce Russian Orthodoxy to the West. The Fellowship of St. Alban & St. Sergius, for example, has done a tremendous service at drawing Russian Orthodox and Anglican scholars together for rich and careful dialogue. Nevertheless, relative few have considered the works of the Russian Orthodox exiles, particularly insofar as these figures act as critical and constructive conversation partners. A project such as this will expand upon the much needed and relatively limited conversation between some of the best Russian thinkers, including contributions in literature, philosophy, and theology, with the most significant Protestant theologian from the last century, Karl Barth.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Karl Barth, Sobornost, Russian Orthodoxy, Historical Theology, Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Political Theology
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220407 Studies in Religious Traditions (excl. Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): D - Ecumenical Studies
D - Ethics / Moral Theology
A - Philosophy
C - Systematic Theology
Association with University of Divinity: TRC: Trinity College
Depositing User: Dr Ashley John Moyse
Date Deposited: 02 May 2016 11:30
Last Modified: 02 May 2016 11:30
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1912

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