Category Archives: Eastern Orthodox Theology

Pseudo-Dionysius, Divine Names, Book I

Originally posted on Into the Clarities:
Here is a parallel of all of the English translations I’ve found of Book One (or “Chapter One”, if the reader prefers) of Pseudo-Dionysius’ On the Divine Names.  The formatting here is eccentric — there…

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Creation and Redemption in Fr. John S. Romanides’ Ancestral Sin

©James L. Kelley 2017 In “Creation, Fall, and Salvation According to Greek Philosophy in General,” the opening chapter of Fr. John’s Ancestral Sin (pp. 41-50),[1] a Hellenistic view of creation and redemption is contrasted with the Orthodox teachings on the … Continue reading

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WHAT ARIUS KNEW (AND THE CHRISTIAN WEST STILL DOES NOT): FR. JOHN ROMANIDES ON THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

©James L. Kelley 2017 According to Fr. John Romanides, the First Ecumenical Council was not a convocation of textual critics and careerist ecclesiastics who hoped to use scholarly methods or up-to-date philosophy to understand Church teachings. In other words, they … Continue reading

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“ROMEOSYNE” ACCORDING TO PROTOPRESBYTER JOHN ROMANIDES AND CHRISTOS YANNARAS: A RESPONSE TO PANTELIS KALAITZIDIS by James L. Kelley

In his 2013 article “The Image of the West in Contemporary Greek Theology,” Pantelis Kalaitzidis, director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies, has launched a critique of the supposed ideological, nationalistic, and even racist underpinnings of the theologies of … Continue reading

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James L. Kelley, PHILIP SHERRARD: ORTHODOX THEOSOPHY AND THE REIGN OF QUANTITY (Norman, OK: Romanity Press, 2015).

Download Romanity Press’s first installment in the “Breaks and Links” series. This series of short tracts covers various Modern Orthodox theologians as well as related topics. “Philip Sherrard: Orthodox Theosophy and the Reign of Quantity” can be downloaded free at academia.edu (https://www.academia.edu/15352902/James_L._Kelley_PHILIP_SHERRARD_ORTHODOX_THEOSOPHY_AND_THE_REIGN_OF_QUANTITY_Norman_OK_Romanity_Press_2015_) … Continue reading

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THE INDO-EUROPEAN HOMOGENESIS

In Vedic literature we find texts that carry on an I-E tradition that life-power (AV 18.2.23 “being, power, and energy”) is attained by the moon and stars via their capacity as “watchers.” That is, the celestial bodies reflect the rays … Continue reading

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James L. Kelley’s Response to Hans-Georg Lundahl’s Critique of Fr. John Romanides

Go here to read Lundahl’s post and Mr. Kelley’s response: http://filolohika.blogspot.fr/2012/03/is-romanides-accurate.html. Lundahl claims that Fr. John Romanides mishandled an ancient source, Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ Roman Antiquities, 3.10.1-6. The details may seem tedious to even Fr. John devotees, but here is my … Continue reading

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