What is the role of the intellect in the Christian life?
Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou
Archbishop Demetrios Professor in Orthodox Theology and Culture at Fordham University, Senior Fellow and co-founder, Orthodox Christian Studies Center
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What can we understand about the Trinity and why is this important?
What kind of culture do we live in? How does this culture affect our understanding of God and His role in the world?
What is the benefit of practicing an established religion?
What’s the benefit of practicing religion within a Church community? What does this have to do with the theology of the Trinity?
What kind of Messiah is Christ? How does He defy the expectations that the Jews had for their Messiah?
Why was the crucifixion such a problematic concept for early Christians? How does understanding the crucifixion change the way we think about God?
Why did God give us the ability to think about the Trinity? How does the person of Jesus christ inform our thinking about God?
Why did God create humankind? What does it mean to be in heaven or in hell?
What are some philosophies concerning God’s relationship with the world?
How does Orthodox Christianity characterize God’s relationship to the world?
How does an understanding of the “Communion Model” help to explain some of the ways that Orthodox Christians worship God?
How do we draw closer to God?
What are some of the challenges that we face when we try to draw closer to God? (Part 1)
What are some of the challenges we face when we try to draw closer to God? (Part 2)
How do we live a Christ-like life in society today? What does it mean to love as God loves?
How can I get the training I need to love my neighbor?
How can I relate to the created world in such a way that draws me closer to God?
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