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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Soviet communism has afflicted Greece since Palamite Zealotes massacred Thessalonian aristocracy in preparation for Cantacuzene usurpation which brought about

hesychast hyperventilatory hallutination as the mainstay of monastic indoctrination. This soviet socialism motivated Anatolian farmers to embrace Turks in th 1400s to avoid

redistributative taxation and then for liberated mainlanders to migrate to Smyrna in the 1800s. Greeks don't appreciate that the root cause of the Macedonia problem is all

those Slavic monasteries on Greek soil. Huntington Civlization Clash considers Orthodoxy to be Islamo-Soviet as their repeated alliance with America's Slav and Arab

enemies confirms. Greece is the mother of Western Civilization and must burn down all monastics chifliks to be cleansed of this orientalist perversion. If we push strongly

enough, since most American Greeks married Catholic anyway, we can achieve a breaking point. Orthodoxy without Greeks would be considered just an orientalist cult.

Right after Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans gave helped downed flyers. Kaiser Americans detonated Jersey City munitions so the explosion was felt in further States.

What you are allowing the Orthodox Church to become may well end up deporting your children from America. Imagine your middle aged daughters dumped in a land where
they would be circumcized with broken glass. Then she will rue your taking her to listen to that monkey monk. This is why you need to stand up against those who would
have them cover their head in church today. This is why you must stand up against the old witches who put terrorist literature in your pews. This is why you must make your cavemen priests shave, bathe and wear pants. What happened in Smyrna has been fictionalized to conceal that the Greeks were the real war criminals
(, but rest assured, your children will suffer much worse if you do not rise up against the IslamoSoviets in your parishes. Your family came to America to put the evil ways of the Old World behind them, so why are you trying to thanklessly recreate that which they fled? Do you realize what these cultists are making your throw away?