Welcome to Paideia – a blog that explores Orthodox theology, tradition, liturgy, and other interesting intersections (ecumenical or perhaps even a little esoteric).
Daniel Greeson is an Orthodox Christian currently residing in Indiana. He is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity. He already has a Master of Library Science from Indiana University’s School of Library and Information Science, and therefore also has a side interest in the world of theological librarianship (alongside a serious interest in Rare Books and Manuscripts picked up from his time in the Lilly Library at Indiana University).
His theological interests span the proverbial horizon. But, primarily he is invested in these domains: ethics, ecclesiology, education, exegesis, & ecumenism.
“Orthodoxy is summoned to witness. Now more than ever the Christian West stands before divergent prospects, a living question addressed also to the Orthodox world… The ‘old polemical theology’ has long ago lost its inner connection with any reality. Such theology was an academic discipline, and was always elaborated according to the same western ‘textbooks.’ A historiosophical exegesis of the western religious tragedy must become the new ‘polemical theology.’ But this tragedy must be reendured and relived, precisely as one’s own, and its potential catharsis must be demonstrated in the fullness of the experience of the Church and patristic tradition. In this newly sought Orthodox synthesis, the centuries-old experience of the Catholic West must be studied and diagnosed by Orthodox theology with greater care and sympathy than has been the case up to now… The Orthodox theologian must also offer his own testimony to this world — a testimony arising from the inner memory of the Church — and resolve the question with his historical findings.” – Georges Florovsky, Ways of Russian Theology II, pp. 302-304 — h/t to Fr. John Schroedel