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Papanikolaou, Aristotle

Works: 8 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 1,997 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Aristotle Papanikolaou
Christianity, democracy, and the shadow of Constantine by Aristotle Papanikolaou( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of communism in eastern Europe has forced traditionally Eastern Orthodox countries to consider the relationship between Christianity and liberal democracy. Contributors examine the influence of Constantinianism in both the post-communist Orthodox world and in Western political theology. Constructive theological essays feature Catholic and Protestant theologians reflecting on the relationship between Christianity and democracy, as well as Orthodox theologians reflecting on their tradition's relationship to liberal democracy. The essays explore prospects of a distinctively Christian politics in a post-communist, post-Constantinian age
The mystical as political : democracy and non-radical Orthodoxy by Aristotle Papanikolaou( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theosis, or the principle of divine-human communion, sparks the theological imagination of Orthodox Christians and has been historically important to questions of political theology. In The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy, Aristotle Papanikolaou argues that a political theology grounded in the principle of divine-human communion must be one that unequivocally endorses a political community that is democratic in a way that structures itself around the modern liberal principles of freedom of religion, the protection of human rights, and church-state separation. Papanikolaou hopes to forge a non-radical Orthodox political theology that extends beyond a reflexive opposition to the West and a nostalgic return to a Byzantine-like unified political-religious culture. His exploration is prompted by two trends: the fall of communism in traditionally Orthodox countries has revealed an unpreparedness on the part of Orthodox Christianity to address the question of political theology in a way that is consistent with its core axiom of theosis; and recent Christian political theology, some of it evoking the notion of 'deification, ' has been critical of liberal democracy, implying a mutual incompatibility between a Christian worldview and that of modern liberal democracy. The first comprehensive treatment from an Orthodox theological perspective of the issue of the compatibility between Orthodoxy and liberal democracy, Papanikolaou's is an affirmation that Orthodox support for liberal forms of democracy is justified within the framework of Orthodox understandings of God and the human person. His overtly theological approach shows that the basic principles of liberal democracy are not tied exclusively to the language and categories of Enlightenment philosophy and, so, are not inherently secular."--Publisher's description
Being with God : Trinity, apophaticism, and divine-human communion by Aristotle Papanikolaou( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orthodox readings of Augustine( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book not only presents Eastern Orthodox readings of the great Latin theologian, but also demonstrates the very nature of theological consensus in ecumenical dialogue, from a referential starting point of the ancient and great Fathers. This collection exemplifies how, once, the Latin and Byzantine churches, from a deep communion of the faith that transcended linguistic, cultural and intellectual differences, sang from the same page a harmonious song of the beauty of Christ."--Jacket
Thinking through faith : new perspectives from Orthodox Christian scholars( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political theologies in Orthodox Christianity : common challenges and divergent positions by Kristina Stoeckl( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gathers a wide range of theological perspectives from Orthodox European countries, Russia and the United States in order to demonstrate how divergent the positions are within Orthodox Christianity. Orthodoxy is often considered to be out-of-sync with contemporary society, set apart in a world of its own where the church intertwines with the state, in order to claim power over the populace and ignore the individual voices of modern societies. As a collective, these essays present a different understanding of the relationship of Orthodoxy to secular politics; comprehensive, up-to-date and highly relevant to politically understanding today's world. The contributors present their views and arguments by drawing lessons from the past, and by elaborating visions for how Orthodox Christianity can find its place in the contemporary liberal democratic order, while also drawing on the experience of the Western Churches and denominations. Touching upon aspects such as anarchism, economy and political theology, these contributions examine how Orthodox Christianity reacts to liberal democracy, and explore the ways that this branch of religion can be rendered more compatible with political modernity
History, truth, holiness : studies in theological ontology and epistemology by Maksim Vasiljević( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bishop Maxim's first book, described by Fr. John Breck as an 'exceptionally important collection of essays' contributing to both the theology of being and also contemporary theological questions, is now available! Christos Yannaras describes Bishop Maxim as 'a theologian who illumines' and Fr. John McGuckin identifies his work as 'deeply biblical and patristic, academically learned yet spiritually rich.' The first half of the book collects papers emphasizing theological ontology and epistemology, reminding us how both the mystery of the Holy Trinity and that of the Incarnation demand that we rethink every philosophical supposition; it includes chapters on holiness as otherness, truth and history, and the biochemistry of freedom. The second half of the book features lectures dedicated to the theological questions posed by modern theology, including studies of Orthodox and Roman Catholic ecclesiology, liturgics, and the theology of icons."--Publisher's website
Apophaticism v. ontology : a study of Vladimir Lossky and John Zizioulas by Aristotle Papanikolaou( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Being with God : Trinity, apophaticism, and divine-human communion
Orthodox readings of AugustineThinking through faith : new perspectives from Orthodox Christian scholars
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