Theology and Science: Part 3

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos 3. THE TASK OF THE THEOLOGIAN AND THE TASK OF THE SCIENTIST So far we have discussed the relation between metaphysics and science and pointed how they were linked together in the past, but in our age, especially in the last two-three centuries, they have been de-linked. However, even though […]

The Orthodox Understanding of Primacy and Catholicity

by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev In the Orthodox tradition the theme of primacy is closely connected with that of church authority, which, in its turn, is for the Orthodox theologian indivisible from the idea of ‘catholicity’ or ‘conciliarity.’ As is well known, for various historical reasons the Orthodox Church never had and to this very day […]