Orthodoxy in Dialogue launched on August 22, 2017 with a maiden article by Rørik Hróthgar, a former associate editor of ours and current PhD candidate in Theological Studies at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. It remains our guiding manifesto and one of our best pieces to date. Over the course of our first year we went on to publish 353 articles, editorials, book reviews and summaries, interviews, reprints, commentaries, reports, and open letters by approximately 160 authors. These have come to us from the Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Eastern Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant Churches, and from no ecclesial affiliation at all, to share with our readers an enormous spectrum of perspectives on an unlimited range of topics.
Articles on sexuality and gender have accounted for approximately 25% of our activity. We have proactively sought—but not always found—individuals willing to write for us whose views on this topic differ from those most often expressed on our pages.
Our sole purpose has been to generate discussion within and beyond the Orthodox Church—to get people talking. Any measure of success that has come to us in this endeavour is due entirely to the grace and mercy of God in our unworthiness, to our growing international team of writers, to our tens of thousands of faithful readers from 171 countries around the planet, and to the generosity of the Patrons of Orthodoxy in Dialogue. We thank God and each of you with our whole heart.
The State of Orthodox Theology Today
TOP TEN ARTICLES BY A GUEST AUTHOR
Will the Non-Christian Be Saved?
Metropolitan George (Khodr)
Najib Coutya, Translator
The Scandal of Sexual Abuse: A Moment of Radical Conversion for the Church
Gilles Mongeau, SJ
Confessions of a Catechumen and Ex-Marine
Micaiah David Dutt
Anba Epiphanius the Neo-Hieromartyr
Juliana Schmemann, My Mother
Can You Be Orthodox in Communion with Rome?
Brian A. Butcher, Liam Farrer, Kevin Basil Fritts
An Encomium for Father Robert F. Taft, SJ
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Adam A.J. DeVille, Reviewer
Young and Orthodox in Trump’s America
TOP TEN IN-HOUSE ARTICLES
(In Order of Popularity)
On Being Orthodox & Genderqueer: An Interview with “Lindsey”
An Orthodox Youth Response to School Shootings
If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem: An Analysis of Pope Francis’ Unnoticed Ecumenical Gesture
An Open Letter on Same-Sex Love
David C. Ford
Death and Life
A Lesson of Hope in the California Fires
Icons and Culture: Transformation or Appropriation?
Theosis and the Palamite Distinction: Questions and Concerns
A Response to Metropolitan Kallistos
Archbishop Elias Zoghby’s Vision of Christian Unity
James K. Graham
Islamophobia and Orthodox Tradition
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