Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New Release
Thinking Through Faith:
New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars

Aristotle Papanikolaou and Elizabeth Prodromou  Editors
Foreword by Albert J. Raboteau

St Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN 978-0-88141-328-1
Softcover,  376 pages
Price; US $ 18.00

Within these pages a  younger generation of Orthodox scholars is America takes up the perennial task of transmitting the meaning of Christianity to a particular time and culture. This collection of twelve essays is the result of six years of reflective conversation and collaboration regarding core beliefs of the Orthodox faith, tenets that the authors present from fresh perspectives that appeal to reason and spiritual sensibilities alike. The essays include The Kingdom of God, The Foundations of Noetic Prayer, The Discipline of Theology, Understanding Pastoral Care in the Early church, Orthodox Theologies of Women and Ordained Ministry, reading the Lives of the Saints, The Meaning and Place of Death in an Orthodox Ethical Framework, Confession, Desires and Emotions, Byzantine Liturgy as God's family at Prayer, and the Orthodox Church in the Twentieth-Century.

Posted by Nina Chapman on behalf of St Vladimir's Seminary Press