Book Reviews

Publications: 8

(Review) Holy Beauty: Prolegomena to an Orthodox Philokalic Aesthetics
Book Reviews, Theology

(Review) Holy Beauty: Prolegomena to an Orthodox Philokalic Aesthetics

Chrysostomos A. Stamoulis, Holy Beauty: Prolegomena to an Orthodox Philokalic Aesthetics, translated by Norman Russell, Cambridge, UK: James Clarke and Co, 2022, xx + 236 pages. It is not often that a theologian reaches outside his or her own comfort zone. That is true of many, if not most disciplines. But like his mentor, Nikos…

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The Evangelical Theology of the Orthodox Church
Book Reviews, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

The Evangelical Theology of the Orthodox Church

The late Fr. John Meyendorff, whose name graces the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, emphasized the importance of dialogue with Protestant Evangelicals. He wrote, “…contacts with ‘Evangelicals’ are minimal, the primary reason being mutual ignorance and suspicion…. Such obstacles can and should be overcome within American society… If mutual ignorance still persists, it is due to…

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Orthodoxy and the Rule of Law in Russia
Book Reviews, Religion and Politics

Orthodoxy and the Rule of Law in Russia

Scholarly study of the interaction of law and religion is well established in Europe and America, but it is not evenly distributed across the religious and ecclesiastical spectrum. There is a vast literature on some aspects of the subject, such as religion in the American constitutional order and law in the history of Roman Catholicism….

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Whose Lies? Which Subjugation?
Book Reviews, Religion and Politics

Whose Lies? Which Subjugation? A Review of Rod Dreher's "Live Not by Lies"

From the opening pages of Rod Dreher’s Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents (Sentinel, 2020), the assumption is that the lies which most threaten to engulf Christians today are those coming from the cultural and political Left. Political correctness, cancel culture, anti-racist kinds of training, gender theory, the “cult of social justice”—all treated…

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Review: Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights in Europe
Book Reviews, Religion and Politics

Review: Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights in Europe

Ever since the Russian Orthodox Church in July 2008 adopted its Basic Teaching on Human Dignity, Freedom and Rights, the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and human rights has been a popular theme in European academic publishing. Of this multitude, one stands out because of its respectful stance to varying views. Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights…

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Maternal Body: A Review
Book Reviews, Theology

Maternal Body: A Review

Orthodox theologian Carrie Frederick Frost has published a theological reflection titled Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East (Paulist Press, 2019), with a foreword by Catholic theologian Julie Hanlon Rubio. Frost’s book is a theological treatise on motherhood, from conception through breastfeeding and with a special emphasis on the maternal body. Drawing…

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