Online | 13.01.2021
Questioning the Concept of "Religious Activism" in Russian Orthodoxy from a Theological Position
Theology and social sciences have different methodological and conceptional approaches on "religious activism", which complicate the interdisciplinary exchange about these issues. By exploring the analytical opportunities and boundaries of the concept of “religious activism” from a theological perspective, I want to suggest a new interdisciplinary dialogue between anthropology and theology. By focusing on a theological analysis of the mechanisms of negotiating “activism” within the church, the analysis will engage with recent processes of dissent within the Orthodox Church on the sociopolitical developments in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Regina Elsner (ZOiS Researcher)