Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Fundamentalism or TraditionChristianity after Secularism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Aristotle Papanikolaou and George E. Demacopoulos

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823285792

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823285792.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use.date: 04 July 2022

A Secularism of the Royal Doors: Toward an Eastern Orthodox Christian Theology of Secularism

A Secularism of the Royal Doors: Toward an Eastern Orthodox Christian Theology of Secularism

Chapter:
(p.108) A Secularism of the Royal Doors: Toward an Eastern Orthodox Christian Theology of Secularism
Source:
Fundamentalism or Tradition
Author(s):

Brandon Gallaher

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823285792.003.0007

The opposites, sacred and secular, are in an ‘original’ or ‘polemical unity’ in Christ and do not have their reality except in Him in a polemical attitude toward one another bearing witness in this way to their common reality and unity in the God-Man. History’s movement consists of divergence and convergence from and toward Him. One cannot, therefore, understand secularism and the secular and secularization apart from the fact that the secular is what is continuously being accepted and becoming accepted by God in Christ. Influenced by the work of Bonhoeffer, Bulgakov, and Richard Kearney and invoking Orthodox liturgy and iconography, Gallaher points to a church that images Christ and the Trinity by manifesting itself in kenosis. He argues for a move from an Orthodox anti-secularism that simply denounces and shakes its fist at the West to a positive Orthodox theology of secularism that tries to see how Orthodoxy might witness boldly to Christ in the modern pluralistic and secular West.

Keywords:   anti-secularism, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Sergii Bulgakov, Richard Kearney, kenosis, modernities, programmatic secularism, Western culture

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .