In order to approach the Origenist crises through the category of “minority”, some remarks are needed. It is necessary to avoid any anachronistic projection of modern understanding on the past. But, at the same time, the epistemological challenge could be useful to go beyond historicism in contemporary Dogmengeschichte. The condemnation of Origenism in the mark of the 2nd Council of Constantinople, in fact, presents a deep difference with respect to the Three Chapters issue. The main question at stake was not merely the Emperor’s ecclesiastical politics in view of the unity of the Empire and of the Church. Having recourse to Christian Gnilka’s categories, it can be shown that the 6th century condemnations were the krisis of a chrêsis, that is a judgement on the use of Origen in (Evagrian) monasticism of that time.
Migration, Minorities, and Refugeehood in Cyprus.
A View of the Citizenship Regime through the Lens of Displacement
This article uses displacement as an analytic lens for examining the Cypriot citizenship regime. It
seeks to explain how the governance of migration
The Jewish Minority of Dura-Europos
Chad Spigel (Trinity University)1
This article accomplishes two goals. The first is to update Carl Kraeling’s seating capacities for the
Dura Europos synagogue by applying the methodology from Ancient Synagogue Seating Capac-
ities: Methodology, Analysis and
integration policies of Bulgarian governments after the political changes started in 1989.
The Contemporary Bulgarian Ethnic Model – an Overview
The chief trait of government policies toward minorities until 1989 is their highly contradictory character. As apparent from Table 1 (further below
Polities, especially democracies but also semi-democratic, competitive authoritarian, and even authoritarian regimes, increasingly face pressures to increase inclusion of historically marginalized groups, in particular, women and ethnic minorities, in national legislatures
should conclude with a negative but not necessarily erroneous statement: The Council of 869 at Constantinople was a council of the small minority of the invited bishops of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, ein Konzil der Minderheit. The vast majority decided to stay outside the council’s venue.
Ethno-linguistic fragmentation has long posed challenges for political centralization in
Georgia. In the nineteenth century, the first generation of Georgian nationalists, led by
Ilia Chavchavadze, hoped to
development of trans-border Polish – Russian cooperations in the dimension of NGOs and personal relations. The Tatar organizations in Poland and Lithuania cooperate fairly closely, taking into consideration political, social and cultural circumstances of the Tatar minority from the Kaliningrad Region. The
* This paper is informed by extensive archival research and has been prepared in the context of the project, “The Enemy that Never Was: The Muslim Minority of Thrace during the Axis Occupation and the Greek Civil War, 1941–49,” based at the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics