Orthodox Outlet for Dogmatic Enquiries

Christian Dogmatics

 

Dogma (Greek dógma, literally "decree") is a doctrine of practice or a body of doctrines formally and authoritatively affirmed. Dogmatics is the study of religious dogmas. In Orthodoxy, a dogma is not just a philosophical truth. It is a reality which is described by all the Saint & Glorified/Deified Church members. It is the experience of Pentecost through the passing of the years, which is the same with the experience of the Apostles.

 «...For there is no benefit in a clean living with corrupt dogmas;  just as in the opposite case, of healthy dogmas, if one's life is corrupt.» 
St. John Chrysostom (c. 349–407)
 (P.G. 59, 369)

 

 ARTICLES

 

  • Lessons on Orthodox Christian Dogmatics
  •  "THE WAY" - An Introduction to the Orthodox Faith
  • Eucharist, Bishop, Church:  The Unity of the Church in the Divine Eucharist and the Bishop
  • Basic Dogmatic Teaching - An Orthodox Handbook
  • The cure of the neurobiological sickness of religion
  • Conveying Experience 
  • The Human Body: Ascesis and Exercise
     
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  • Heresies and Councils
  • The road to Nicaea
  • The meaning of "Anathema" in the Orthodox Church
  • On Terminology, Expressions and Concepts in Theology
  • The problem of Evil, from Augustine to contemporary Genetics
  • Bishop-monism and Populism in the Orthodox Tradition
  • Canonoclasts and Canonophiles: An Ecclesiastic problem, or an Ecclesiological heresy?
  • True Christianity: The Soul's Journey
  • Regarding the Church
  • On the invocation of the Saints
  • Dogma and hyper-Dogmatism
  • Ecclesiology: What is It? Why is It Important?
  • The misapprehension regarding “a-dogmatism” (non-sectarianism)
  • Differences between Eastern and Western Theology
  • Chart of all Synods
  • Are all Ecclesiastic Synods Valid/Infallible?
  • The Ecclesiology of Saint Ignatius of Antioch
  • What is Liturgical Theology?
  • Which Came First: The Church or the New Testament?
  • Anthropological background: The human composite and spiritual healing
  • A Commentary on Coptic Christology
  • Christian Pascha after the Hebrew Passover is an "Orthodox Urban Legend"?
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  • Infant Communion, revisited
  • To experience God
  • The Synodikon of Orthodoxy
  • Two Divergent Triadologies? Anatomizing Divinity
  • Holy Tradition and the Bible
  • Can everyone theologize? The Knowledge of God.
  • Out of the Fountain that is Christ: Free Will, Tolerance and Forgiveness
  • The Contribution of Saint Gregory Palamas to Hesychasm
  • Theosis: Partaking of the Divine Nature
  • The Glorification of the Saints in the Orthodox Church
  • Theology and Mysticism in the Tradition of the Eastern Church
  • Ancestral Versus Original Sin, an Overview with Implications for Psychotherapy
  • Neo-Patristic, meta-Patristic and contextual "theology"
  • Palamism Explained in Twelve Minutes or Less
  • The significance of the Filioque question
  • How should one be tested before becoming a monk, according to the Quinisext Synod?
  • Why did God become Man? The answer of St. Athanasios
  • The 8th Ecumenical Council: Constantinople IV (879/880) and the Condemnation of the Filioque Addition and Doctrine
  • Conciliarity as an element of communion and unity
  • "Unity", "Division", "Reunion" in the light of Orthodox Ecclesiology - by fr. Alexander Schmemann
  • Communion and Otherness
  • Misapprehended sanctity
  • Created Being
  • The meaning of the word "soul", as a component of Man
  • The Ecumenical Synods
  • Holy Tradition: a source of faith
  • Basic Points of Difference between the Orthodox Church and Papism
  • Christian Love and the freedom of the person
  • Freedom and Divinity in Ancient Greek thought and the Fathers
  • Love and Triunity
  • Love and the human community
  • Did the Prophet Elijah actually ascend into heaven?
  • The correction of Platonic ideas by the Christian faith
  • Experiencing the Sacrament/Mystery of the Church through Baptism and the Eucharist
  • Baptismal Theology
  • Freedom and way of existence in Orthodoxy
  • Curing the sickness of Pharisaism
  • How Efthymios the Great brought Queen Evdokia back from the heresy of the Antichalcedonians
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    File published in English on: 3-8-2005.

    Last update: 20-3-2011.