Acton University 2015: Orthodox Christian Social Thought

Ancient Faith Radio has posted the presentations by Orthodox Christians at this year’s Acton University. Take a listen!

In Christ,

+Fr Gregory

Acton University 2015 New!

Acton University 2015

If you’ve ever wondered, “How do I connect good intentions with sound economic principles?” then Acton University is the perfect place for you to begin a lifelong journey of obtaining knowledge and skills regarding liberty, faith, and free-market economics. Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present the Orthodox lectures from the 2015 Acton University, which took place this past June. The Mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.

  • AUGUST 18, 2015
    Asceticism is concerned with the “inner transformation of the human person, in his being progressively conformed to Christ.” Understood in this way, asceticism has a foundational role to play in any Christian response to the practical and anthropological challenges of consumerism.
  • AUGUST 18, 2015
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the courageous Russian writer, contributed indispensably to bringing down the Soviet Union. Conventional Western opinion sees his story, too, as ending then. But the conflict of good against evil and truth against lies runs throughout the moral universe, not just the Soviet scene. Moreover, half of his writings are not yet in English. This course explores the unknown Solzhenitsyn.
  • AUGUST 18, 2015
    This course offers an introduction to fundamental principles for Orthodox Christian social thought.
  • AUGUST 18, 2015
    Eastern Orthodoxy has been ambivalent about natural law. This lecture considers how natural law thinking might work in distinctly Orthodox ways of considering the relationship between faith and reason and examines some implications that might be useful today.
  • AUGUST 18, 2015
    This course offers a brief survey and analysis of the historical interaction between Christian monasticism and markets, both East and West. The overwhelmingly positive practice of monastic enterprise since the beginning of the movement offers an important context for monastic teachings on wealth, possessions, and poverty, and challenges common caricatures of monasticism as being of no “earthly” good.