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Politics and Theology

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Economics and the European Union
Hopefully the beginnings of a new series based on an argument originally developed by Joseph Halevi of the Institute for New Economic Thinking
A second instalment - Britain goes off the gold standard - uploaded April 2021 

Heidegger and the 'Latinisation' of Greek Philosophy
Heidegger's view that the Western interpretation of Greek philosophy reduced it to a legal, moral code, depriving it of its higher meaning.

Plato and Christianity
Essay contrasting the reception of Plato in Western and Eastern Christianity

Russia's future
Alternate views from Alexander Dugin and Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The dispute over the Orthodox Church in Ukraine
An attempt to make sense of the current quarrel between the Patriarch of Moscow and the Patriarch of Constantinople

The Reformation and Traditional Christianity
Substance of a talk given in Belfast in 2017 on aspects of Traditional Christianity which the Reformation rejected

The (Greek, Russian, Bulgarian, Serb, Rumanian) Orthodox Church
Substance of a day long seminar held in Trefeca College, Powys, October 2017, including an account of the history of the Eastern Roman Empire

The Moscow Patriarchate and the Bolshevik Revolution

Essay written for the journal Problems (no 28) to mark the 100th anniversary of the restoration of the Moscow patriarchate. 


Essays on Solzhenitsyn
with new item (April 2021) on the history of Russian/Jewish relations

Articles published in
The Heidegger Review

"Third Rome, Third International, Third Reich"
Alexander Dugin and the ‘Fourth Political Theory’

On Orthodoxy

An introduction with a discussion of an article on Dugin's website by Nicholas Laos
Absolute Beginner
A review of Alexander Dugin's Martin Heidegger - The Philosophy of Another Beginning

Materialist Theories of Consciousness
Substance of a talk given in Brecon, April 2016.

The Illness and Cure of the Soul in the Orthodox Tradition

Substance of a talk given in Brecon, June 2015, loosely based on the book of that title by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

The Spanish Polemic on Colonisation 
A series of articles by JOHN MINAHANE centred on the controversy between Bartolomé de Las Casas and Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda on the Spanish colonisation of America.

My Life with Ian Paisley
Reflections on an inescapable part of life in Northern Ireland in the late twentieth century