New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars
Within these pages a younger generation of Orthodox scholars in America takes up the perennial task of transmitting the meaning of Christianity to a particular time and culture. This collection of twelve essays, as the title Thinking Through Faith implies, 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.
This is an impressive and exciting book, adventurous in spirit, that has opened my mind to many new possibilities. It is particularly encouraging that the contributors belong to the younger generation of Orthodox scholars: they are proof that the future of Orthodox thinking in the West is in good hands. We Orthodox like to speak of ourselves as the Church of Holy Tradition: this book shows exactly how Tradition can and should be both living and creative.
Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia
The titles of the essays are:
The Kingdom of God: Paul and the Apostle's Perilous Proclamation
The Foundations of Noetic Prayer
What Are We Doing Talking About God? 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
Honest to God:Confession and Desire
International Religious Freedom and the Challenge of Proselytism
Four Types of "Orthopraxy" among Orthodox Christians in America
Byzantine Liturgy as God's Family at Prayer
Learning About Ourselves:A Snapshot of the Orthodox Church in the Twenty-first Century.
Aristotle Papanikolaou is an Associate Professor of Theology in the Theology Department and Co-Founding Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Program at Fordham University. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is Assistant Professor of International Relations, and a Research Associate of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University.