In this short but in depth survey, Constantin Panchenko offers a nuanced portrayal that opens up fresh vistas of understanding of the VII-XVI centuries focusing on the impact that the coming of Islam had on the Orthodox Christian communities of the Middle East and in particular the interplay of their Greek cultural heritage and experience of increasing Arabization.
Essential reading for all Orthodox believers to understand what the Ukrainian crisis means for the future of their Church. It will also assist others to see beyond the characterization of the crisis as a political event in relations between Russia and the West. Simply put, this is a crisis of Orthodox ecclesiology requiring a conciliar solution.Read more
A fascinating account of a failed "journey to Orthodoxy" within the context of the nineteenth century Oxford Movement of the Anglican Church. It recounts the story of William Palmer, a member of that movement, and details in particular his two trips to Russia in the 1840s and his meeting and correspondence with the great lay theologian Khomiakoff.Read more
An accessible and well organized synthesis of the ancient Christian understanding of death and the afterlife. Drawing primary from the Greek language writings of the Fathers it does not neglect the Latin sources. It will benefit all who desire to understand the classical Christian teaching of what lies beyond our temporal life.Read more
The history of the Russian Orthodox Church in Australia is diligently chronicled within the context of a modern culturally diverse society, drawing on extensive archival sources and the author's own life experience. First published in 2006 this new edition includes a substantive new chapter recounting the ongoing story from 2000 through to the end of 2020.Read more
This is the first detailed history of the Russian presence on the Holy Mountain of Athos that traces it back over one thousand years. It will be invaluable to both historians and the general educated reader. The text is complemented by a timeline, glossary, comprehensive bibliography, index, full-color illustrations and photographs.Read more