• Is yoga a system of physical exercise and relaxation, or the deceptive doorway into a religion antithetical to Christianity? Christine Mangala Frost, who was raised Hindu, converted to Christianity, and is now Orthodox, explores the many forms and uses of yoga and its relationship to the Orthodox Christian.
     
  • The present volume is the single best one volume introductory critical study of Bulgakov available now in English. In a time when Bulgakov’s complex theology and profound legacy in modern theology—in Christian East and West—is finally being widely appreciated, Fr Slesinkski’s study has given us a sure conceptual guide, with marked critical analysis, not a mere summary, to the major themes and words of Bulgakov’s massive oeuvre. We are indebted to Slesinski’s magisterial study and it will set a standard for all future academic work that attempts to understand Bulgakov, who is the awakening giant of modern Orthodox theology. —Brandon Gallaher, D.Phil., University of Exeter The Theology of Sergius Bulgakov was controversial in his own time, but in recent years a large number of his works have been translated into English, and he has become the source of much scholarly attention. While his extensive and varied corpus eludes any single comprehensive treatment, in The Theology of Sergius Bulgakov, Robert Slesinski examines a wide number of topics in considerable depth: —The concept of Sophia and sophiology receive multiple analyses —The subjects of the devotional triptych The Friend of the BridegroomThe Burning Bush, and Jacob’s Ladder—St John the Forerunner, the Mother of God, and the angels, respectively—each have a chapter or more devoted to them, along with an analysis of the trilogy as a whole. —Bulgakov’s Trinitarian thought is examined through separate studies on his paterology, Christology, and pneumatology. —Numerous other topics are considered at length, including Bulgakov’s understanding of creation, the role and meaning of relics, ecclesiology, the philosophy of language, and eschatology.
  • Author: Fr. Peter Alban Heers Format: Paperback Pages: 360
    More than 50 years have passed since the Second Vatican Council - arguably the most consequential religious gathering of the 20th century - produced a new vision of what the church is and ought to be. Remarkably, in spite of the subsequent “ecumenical spring” and flurry of ecumenical activity, there has not been a thorough examination of the Council’s new ecclesiology from an Orthodox standpoint - until now. The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II, first published in Greek in 2014, has already been hailed by leading Greek Orthodox churchmen as a watershed in ecumenical studies, a paradigm shift for ecumenical relations and ecclesiology, required reading for expert and seeker alike. In 14 chapters, with more than 700 citations, both the historical and theological road leading to the new ecclesiology (part one) and the ecclesiology of the Council itself (part two) are examined thoroughly in the light of the patristic tradition of Orthodoxy. The roots of the new ecclesiology in the recent (Congar, Bea, Newman) and distant (Calvin, Aquinas, Augustine) West are unearthed and examined, thus shedding new light on the continuity, or discontinuity, of Vatican II with the Western Christian tradition. Seen in its proper historical and theological context the conciliar vision of the church is then examined in depth, compared and contrasted with the Orthodox patristic vision of the Body of Christ, revealing new horizons for both researcher and believer, participant in, and observer of, the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Theological Dialogue.
  • by Archpriest Josiah Trenham. Trim size 5x7, 420pp. From the Author's Introduction:

    This book has been written for three purposes. First, to provide the Orthodox reader with a competent overview of the history of Protestantism and its major traditions, from its beginnings in the 16th century to the present day. This overview relies heavily upon the Reformer’s own words as well as the creeds of various Protestant faiths, in order to avoid misrepresentation and caricature. Second, to acquaint Orthodox and non-Orthodox readers with a narrative of the historical relations between the Orthodox East and the Protestant West. Finally, to provide a summary of Orthodox theological opinion on the tenets of Protestantism.

  • If you are an Orthodox Christian, consider this: How many times have you been approached by an Evangelical Christian asking whether you have been saved, or have Jesus in your heart, or have made a confession of faith in Jesus with your lips, etc? Whereupon you have been embarrassed, because you perceived that something was wrong with this approach, yet you could not come up with a proper answer. St. Theophan the Recluse, a holy bishop of 19th century Russia, shows us how to deal with this sensitive subject, allowing us to defend the truth and bring back those who have fallen into error. If you are an Evangelical Christian, ponder seriously upon these writings with an open mind and without prejudice. Some teachings you hold on to very dearly as “based on the Bible,” such as Confessing the Lord with Your Lips, Faith Alone, You are Saved, Sola Scriptura, Invisible Church, etc., will be shown to you as having no standing at all. May the Lord, through this letter, reveal to you the difference between His True Self and another Christ, and the difference between His True, Orthodox Church and another Church.
  • “Fr. Alexis’ marvelous book, In Peace Let us Pray to the Lord, provides a solid patristic answer to the question as to why we Orthodox do not practice “speaking in tongues,” as understood by Pentecostal Christians. An Athonite monk, Fr. Alexis draws on the thousand-plus year history of the Holy Mountain and its Saints to provide us with a genuinely Orthodox interpretation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is only within the context of the lives and teachings of these Saints, these “God-seers,” that one can come to truly understand the gifts of the Spirit. Fr. Alexis clears up long-standing misunderstandings, some due to Biblical mistranslations, and explains the real nature and significance of these phenomena. This work is a true gift to Orthodox Christians and to all those who struggle to find a meaningful relationship with God in the contemporary world.” – Clark Carlton, Author and Professor “[In In Peace Let us Pray to the Lord] Fr. Alexis provides us with a careful presentation of the Christian Tradition on ‘speaking in tongues’ properly understood as inner prayer. This teaching finds its expression in the experience and wisdom of the Saints, i.e., holy men and women ‘who have fought the good fight and finished the race’ (2 Timothy 4:7)… Fr. Alexis offers an important corrective to an often very confusing and misunderstood contemporary issue [and] invites the reader to drink from the fountain of Holy Tradition within the Church and to enter into a world that offers life and life abundantly (John 10:10).” – Archimandrite Dositheos, from the Preface
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  • When Men pray, they bring distinctive gifts - and challenges - to the spiritual enterprise of prayer. Praying in Black and White honors the unique wiring of men and offers a simple, concrete way to pray. With a pen and a piece of paper, men are free to bring their skepticism, task-orientation, self-sufficiency, and independence into a new conversation with God. Try this new method of prayer that works for men. Please note that this is a Roman Catholic prayer book.
  • The Unity of the Church.- The Ecumenical Movement Today.- Orthodox Participation in the Ecumenical Movement
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    What Are They Saying About Scripture and Ethics? examines how theologians select and interpret biblical material for Christian living. Their different ethical systems and Christologies shape their understanding of the passages they select. This book introduces the reader to the main types of Christian ethics from natural law to liberation theology and from narrative theology to the ethics of radical discipleship. Scripture is too rich to fit any single system of theology, but each of these theologians unlocks a different facet of the word of God. Scripture has emerged as the core of Christian ethics in our century as theologians have applied biblical scholarship to practical living. They have discovered the impact of biblical symbols and story, of parable and poetry on our morality. Together they invite the reader to discover new ways to respond practically to the revelation of God. William Spohn brings together the results of this intense debate among scholars in a clear and lucid presentation for the general reader.
  • Celebrate autumn and begin the season of thanksgiving. Thou that hast given so much to me, Give one thing more - a grateful heart. -George Herbert As we experience brilliant colors, signs of harvest, and cool nights, many of us will also contemplate change in our lives. We can make this autumn season a time for developing hearts of gratitude.
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    On the Mother of God

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    Jacob of Serug was born at Curten on the Euphrates, ca 451. Very little is known of his life. He probably studied at the school of Edessa. He became a monk and priest. Early in life he began writing and is thought to have composed more than 700 homilies. Jacob, "flute of the Holy Spirit and harp of the faithful church," had a great love of the Mother or God. In this volume, four homilies have been chosen from the Syriac texts. The poetry is typological and rooted in Scripture. It offers, as Professor Brock notes in his Introduction, an alternative to the "liberal critical approach to the Bible" or to an excessively "fundamentalist approach."
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  • Seeds of the Word: Orthodox Thinking on Other Religions Author: Garvey, John Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press