Theology & Philosophy

Liberty, Society, and the Economy in Modern Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Thought


This conference engaged questions about human freedom, the social order, and the economy in the conditions of modernity through the reading and discussion of Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic texts that contained detailed reflections on these matters.


Conference Readings

Archbishop Dr. Anastasios (Yannoulatos) of Tirana and All Albania. “Future of the European Project.” Values – Identity – Religion, Brussels, 12-13 December 2006.

Bulgakov, Sergey N. “The National Economy and the Religious Personality.” Journal of Markets & Morality 11, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 157-179.

Lustiger, Jean-Marie. Choosing God, Chosen by God: Conversations with Jean-Marie Lustiger. Translated by Rebecca H. Balinski. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1991.

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of Volokolamsk. “Christianity and the Challenge of Militant Secularism.” Hilarion. (March 19, 2012).

Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Encountering the Mystery: Understanding Orthodox Christianity Today. New York: Doubleday, 2008.

Pope Benedict XVI. “The Listening Heart: Reflections on the Foundations of Law.” Visit to the Bundestag, Reichstag Building, Berlin, Thursday, 22 September 2011.

Pope Benedict XVI. “Caritas in Veritate.” Vatican Library. (March 15, 2012).

Pope John Paul II. “Centesimus Annus: On the Hundredth Anniversary of Rerum Novarum.” EWTN Social Catholic Network. (March 15, 2012).

Pope Leo XIII. “Rerum Novarum (On New Things) [1891] .” Vatican Library. (May 3, 2016).

Pope Leo XIII, June 20, 1888. “Libertas (On the Nature of Human Liberty).” The Catholic Society. (March 15, 2012).

Sacred Bishops Council of the Russian Orthodox Church. “Bases of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church.” Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate. (March 15, 2012).

Solovyov, Vladimir Sergeyevich. The Justification of the Good: An Essay on Moral Philosophy. Cambridge: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005.