Prof.dr. A. Brüning

Bijzonder hoogleraar Orthodoxie en Vredesopbouw in Europa
Amsterdam
Beliefs, ST Beliefs

Main publications

For complete CV and publication list see https://radboud.academia.edu/AlfonsBruening

Books

  • Unio non est unitas – Polen-Litauens Weg im Konfessionellen Zeitalter (1569-1648)“, (=Forschungen zur Osteuropäischen Geschichte vol. 72), Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz, 2008.

Edited Books

  • (with Evert van der Zweerde) (eds.): Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights. Leuven: Peeters, 2012.
  • (with Herman Teule) (eds.): Handboek Oosters Christendom, Leuven: Peeters, 2018.

Articles (selected)

Orthodox Theology, contemporary history

  •  ‘”Project Ukraine” under threat – Christian Churches in Ukraine and their Relations 1991-2015’ in Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 67, 2015, no. 1-2, pp. 103-142.
  • '"Tradition and Traditions" - Relating Gadamer' s "Truth and Method" to Russian Orthodox Theology,' in Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 66, 2014, no. 1-2, pp. 73-90.
  • 'The Empire and the Desert. Eastern Orthodox Theologians about Church and Civilization,' in Pieter Vos, Onno Zijlstra (eds.), The Law of God. Exploring God and Civilization (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 84-104.
  • 'Katastrophe und Epochenwende. Die Russische Orthodoxe Kirche im Weltkrieg,' in Osteuropa 64, 2014, nos. 2-4 (special issue: Totentanz. Der Erste Weltkrieg im Osten Europas), pp. 263-278.
  • ‘Morality and Patriotism - Continuity and Change in Russian Orthodox Occidentalism since the Soviet Era’ in Andrii Krawchuk, Thomas Bremer (eds.), Eastern Orthodox Encounters of Identity and Otherness. Values, Self-Reflection, Dialogue. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), pp. 29-46.               
  • 'Tussen theologie en geopolitiek. Overzicht en analyse van de oecumenische betrekkingen tussen de Rooms-katholieke en de Russisch-orthodoxe Kerk', in Perspectief 20, 2013, pp. 34-41.  

Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights

  • “On the moral content of ‘Human Rights’ and of ‘Theosis’ – a reassessment” in Diamantopoulou, Elisabeth A. and Christians Louis-Léon, (eds.), Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights in Europe. Theology, Law and Religion in interaction (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2018),pp. 325-354.
  • “Orthodox Theology in Dialogue with Human Rights: Some Considerations on Current Themes, Problems, and Perspectives” in Exchange, A Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research 45, 2016, no. 4, pp. 380-392.
  • 'Orthodoxie – Christentum – Demokratie“ – Orthodoxe Priester als Menschenrechtsaktivisten,' in Vasilios Makrides, Jennifer Wasmuth, Stefan Kube (eds.): Christentum und Menschenrechte: Aktuelle Debatten in Ost und West, (Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang, 2016) (=Erfurter Studien zur Kulturgeschichte des östlichen Christentums, 11), pp. 103-120.
  • 'Different humans and different rights? On Human Dignity from Western and Eastern Orthodox Perspectives,' in Studies in Interreligious Dialogue 23, 2013, no. 2, pp. 150-175.
  • "Freedom" vs. "Morality" – On Orthodox Anti-Westernism and Human Rights,' in Brüning, van der Zweerde (eds.): Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights, Leuven: Peeters, 2012, pp. 121-148.  
  • 'Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights – an Ambiguous Relationship (Introduction),' in Brüning, van der Zweerde (eds.): Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights, Leuven: Peeters, 2012, pp. 1-15.
  • 'Orthodoxe Werte und Menschenrechte – Hintergründe eines aktuellen Diskurses,'  in Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 62, 2010, no. 1-2, pp. 103-152. 

Religious history of Ukraine and Russia

  • 'Social Discipline Among The Russian Orthodox Parish Clergy (16th - 18th cent.). Normative Ideals, and the Practice of Parish Life,' in Cahiers du Monde Russe, 58, 2017, no. 3, pp. 303-340.
  • Religion and Nation: The Idea of the „Chosen People“ in Writings of the Kievan Kyrill-and-Method Society in its European Historical Context,' in Mikhail V. Dmitriev, Daniel Tollet (eds.), Confessiones et nationes. Discours identitaires nationaux dans les cultures chrétiennes. Moyen Age – XXe siècle (Paris: Éditions Honoré Champion, 2014), pp. 239-263.
  • 'Religious Conversions in Early 18th Century Ukraine,' in N. Starchenko, M. Iaremenko et al. (eds.), Theatrum Humanae Vitae. Studii na poshanu Natalii Iakovenko [Studies in Honor of Natalia Iakovenko] (Kiev: Laurus, 2012) pp. 605-624.
  • 'Confessionalization in the Slavia Orthodoxa (Belorussia, Ukraine, Russia)? – Potential and Limits of a Western Historiographical Concept,' in Th. Bremer (ed.), Religion and the Conceptual Boundary in Central and Eastern Europe (London: Palgrave, 2008), pp. 65-96.
  • 'On Jesuit schools, Scholasticism and the Kyivan Academy – some remarks on the historical and ideological background of its founding,' in Kyivs´ka Akademiia, no. 4 (Kiev, 2007), pp. 5-19.
  • 'Netzwerke der Kiewer Mohyla-Akademie,' in Europäische Geschichte Online (EGO), ed. Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG), Mainz 2014-07-29. URL: http://www.ieg-ego.eu/brueninga-2014-de URN: urn:nbn:de:0159-2014072801
  • s.v. 'Peter Mohyla/Confessio Orthodoxa,' in J. Bahlcke, S. Rohdewald, Th. Wünsch, (eds.), Religiöse Erinnerungsorte in Ostmitteleuropa. Konstitution und Konkurrenz im nationen- und epochenübergreifenden Zugriff. (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2013), pp. 736-748.   

In the media/scientific journalism

  • ‘Schoonheid, geloof en alledaags leven in het “derde Rome”. Rusland en de Orthodoxe Kerk’ in In de Waagschaal 44, no. 7 (15 juni 2015), pp. 19-22.
  • ´Het Westen moet de Russische staatspropaganda pareren´- Interview over de crisis rond Oekraine, Zicht: Tijdschrift voor gereformeerd zicht op politiek en maatschappij (Guido de Brès Stichting, SGP) vol. 2, 2015, pp. 6-11:
  • ‚Oekraïense ikonen‘ in Eikonikon. Nieuws rond ikonen 124 (september 2014), pp. 12-15.
  • ´Wie overbrugt de diepe kloof in Oekraine?` - Trouw Opinie, 25-02-2014 (URL: http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/4496/Buitenland/article/detail/3603181/2014/02/25/Wie-overbrugt-de-diepe-kloof-in-Oekraine.dhtml)
  • 'Nur "Uniatismus"? Zur historischen Entwicklung der Unierten Kirchen' in RGOW [Religion und Gesellschaft in Ost und West] (former G2W) 60/2013, no. 11-12, pp. 6-9.
  • 'Tussen theologie en geopolitiek. Oecumenische betrekkingen tussen Rooms-Katholicisme en Russische Orthodoxe kerk,' in Pokrof. Oosterse christenen, kerken en kulturen 60, 2013, no. 3, pp. 3-5.
  • 'Russische gelovigen blijven discussiëren over "Pussy Riot",' in Pokrof. Oosterse christenen, kerken en culturen 59, 2012, no. 5, pp. 5-8.    

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