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What Is IOTA?

Founded in 2017, the International Orthodox Theological Association is a community of scholars and professionals dedicated to the worldwide exchange of knowledge within the context of the Orthodox Tradition. Read more…  

How IOTA Works

IOTA consists of over twenty-five groups, each representing a distinct knowledge domain pertinent to Orthodox Christian Studies. The groups are led by internationally respected Orthodox scholars. Read more… 

News: Recent Book Reviews in the IOTA Forum

A response from Andrew Geleris, MD to David Bentley Hart’s That All Shall Be Saved. | “The following is a response to David Bentley Hart’s book and the subsequent excellent reviews by Fr. Michael Plekon and Dr. David Ford. I would like to suggest that important pastoral reasons may account for the Orthodox tradition’s conflicting perspectives concerning the existence of an eternal hell. I would also like to add a thought about the issue of free will and then about how we Christians view the topic of hell in our relationships with other people…” Read more…

Oleg Davydov, The Revelation of Love: The Trinitarian Truth of Being, reviewed by Pavlo Smytsnyuk. | “The publication of Oleg Davydov’s book sparked a scandal in contemporary Russian theology. Many accused Davydov of not sufficiently grounding his claims in the Orthodox tradition and of suggesting that confessional boundaries are irrelevant. He was criticized for his “ambiguous dogmatic formulations” and attempts to promote filioque as acceptable doctrine within the school of Russian theology. This controversy culminated in the author’s dismissal from his position as professor at the Moscow Theological Academy. This scandal has undoubtedly increased interest in Davydov’s book. Unfortunately, however, attention has generally been focused on a very limited number of Davydov’s propositions, excluding discussion of the argument and style of the book as a whole. This is very unfortunate, since it is the latter that displays an originality that can be regarded as a contribution to contemporary Russian theology. Creative and constructive theology is virtually nonexistent in the post-Soviet space. Davydov’s original approach is a positive exception.” Read more…

Terrence Malick (writer/director), A Hidden Life, film reviewed by Jack Louis Pappas. | “With his scaffold, ladder, brushes, smock, and paint, a local artisan labors to restore the faded and sun-bleached iconography of his modest parish church while a young man watches beside him. ‘I help the people imagine that if they lived in Christ’s time, they wouldn’t have done what the others did,’ he whispers to the young man. ‘I paint their comfortable Christ with a halo over his head. We love him. That’s enough. Someday, I’ll paint a true Christ.’ The young man whom the artisan addresses is Franz Jägerstätter. The year is 1940. In less than four years, Jägerstätter will be executed for his refusal to swear an oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler.” Read more…

 

IOTA in Numbers

Inaugural Conference: 250 speakers from 40 countries

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Inaugural Conference

With 300 speakers from 40 countries, IOTA’s Inaugural Conference in Iasi, Romania was the largest international gathering of Orthodox scholars in modern history. Read more…

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