Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics

RO:TPP is an online, international, peer-reviewed journal focused on exploring Christianity in the modern world in a manner that is both attentive to Christianity's classic expressions and mindful of its far-reaching ramifications for all areas of modern life. The perspective of Radical Orthodoxy is that a Christian theology informed and sustained by ressourcement ("return to the sources," to the roots), by the retrieval of the classic Christian tradition, can plumb the depths of the meaning and coherence of the Christian confession. Such a theology resists any neat dualism between the sacred and the secular—extending its domain of concern to all areas of culture. Such a breadth holds forth the prospect of understanding the world, our cultures, and our present age theologically—from the perspective of a coherent Christian view of the world.

‘Theology’ is taken to include theologies of all kinds, besides a predominant concern with the implications of orthodox Christian theology in particular. ‘Philosophy’ is intended in the most ample possible sense, to include all the various schools (Eastern and Western, Ancient, Medieval and Modern, Continental and Analytic) and disciplines. ‘Politics’ is taken to indicate not only the entire practical branch of philosophy but, more particularly, the ways in which such a Christian philosophical theology broadly-construed can be operative in the midst of situations, practices, relations, orderings of lived existence.

RO:TPP intends to combine the academic and the current, the intellectual and the popular. To this end, the journal will present pieces of varying length (taking full advantage of the flexibility offered by the online format) while also publishing work of a more artistic or poetic mode---be it fiction, poetry, or art. We hope to include articles by both academics (established and emerging) and those engaged in other modes of writing and activity. 



Issue 2.1 now out!


The latest issue of Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics (Vol. 2, No. 1) is now out. Please click here to view the table of contents and begin reading.

For this issue we have an updated Editorial Team:



Christopher Ben Simpson

Copy Editor:

Seth Lloyd Norris Thomas

Reviews Editor:

Brendan Sammon


Addition to the Editorial Board:

Samuel Kimbriel


Advisory Board:

Sadly, EJ Lowe has had to be removed from the advisory board in light of his death at the beginning of 2014. For a message from Dr. Conor Cunningham on this matter, please see the following:

Announcing the death of a great philosopher, friend of the Centre, and friend to many: E J Lowe 


Kind regards,

Eric Austin Lee
Managing Editor
Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics 

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Vol 2, No 1 (2014)

Volume 2 Issue 1 (Winter) January 2014

Full Issue

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Table of Contents

Editorial Board + Table of Contents PDF
Eric Austin Lee


Foucault's Polyphonic Genealogies and Rethinking Episteme Change via Musical Metaphors PDF
Cynthia R. Nielsen
The ‘Spiritual Christology’ of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI: An Exposition and Analysis of its Principles PDF
Peter John McGregor
Divine Economy, Divine Liturgy: Liturgical Theology as a Retrieval of Figural Interpretation PDF
Nathan Jennings
Can Modern Science be Theologically Salvaged?: Reflections on Conor Cunningham’s Theological and Metaphysical Evaluation of Modern Evolutionary Biology PDF
Paul Tyson
Adorno’s Culture Industry: An Anthropological Critique PDF
David Wilmington


The New Politics of Association: An Interview with Maurice Glasman PDF
Neil Turnbull

Review Essays

What’s the Use of a Skeleton Key for Christian Theology?: A Report on an Essential Problematic in Kathryn Tanner’s Christ the Key PDF
William Christian Hackett

ISSN: 2050-392X