Orthodox Christianity, Modernity and Human Rights: A Sociological Assessment - Marco Guglielmi - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Studi di Sociologia Vita e Pensiero

Orthodox Christianity, Modernity and Human Rights: A Sociological Assessment

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A Sociological Assessment
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journal STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA
issue STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA - 2022 - 2
title Orthodox Christianity, Modernity and Human Rights: A Sociological Assessment
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Publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 05-2022
doi 10.26350/000309_000144
issn 0039-291X (print) | 1827-7896 (digital)
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Over the centuries, Orthodox Christianity has developed conflictual experiences with respect to the main Western model of modernity. Recently, it has shown a complicated relationship with some of its phenomena such as human  rights. According to this backdrop, we explore the sociological nexus among religion, modernity and human rights within the case of Orthodox Christianity. We study the main paths of tension between Orthodoxy and the main  Western modern project, and then we focus on the Orthodox stances and churches’ approaches with respect to human rights. Examining the Orthodox official documents on both subjects, we recognise common Orthodox orientations and issues, besides some paths of religious change. In short, the study sheds light on a social research perspective focused on the nexus among religion, modernity and human rights, and emphasises the recent  Orthodox engagement with some facets of the modern project through the recognition of the paradigm of human rights.

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Eastern Orthodoxy and Human Rights, Eastern Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Human Rights; Religion and Modernity

Author biography

Università degli Studi di Padova. Email: marco.guglielmi@unipd.it