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Cyril Hovorun, Loyola Marymount University
Political Theology as Political Orthodoxy in Contemporary Russia
Orthodoxy’ is a basic identity of the churches that belong to the Eastern Christian tradition. However, do these churches always live up to their identity? ‘Social heresies’ such as nationalism and neo-imperialism have a long and troubled history in the Orthodox nations of Eastern Europe, particularly in Russia. In his lecture, Archimandrite Prof. Cyril Hovorun will address the resurgence of these forms of ‘political Orthodoxy’ in the twenty-first century. He will also discuss the notorious ‘Russian world’ doctrine that has emanated from the Kremlin in recent years—a doctrine that originated in church circles, but which has now spread across the globe, and even affected the American political scene.
Archimandrite Cyril Hovorun is an Assistant Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Director of the Huffington Ecumenical Institute. Previously, he served as chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and as first deputy chairman of the Educational Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church. He is the author of seven books, including Political Orthodoxies: The Unorthodoxies of the Church Coerced (2018) and Ukrainian Public Theology (2017).
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Sponsored by the Society of Fellows and the Russian Department
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