Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the Present (Paperback)

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Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the Present (Paperback)

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Andrew Louth, one of the most respected authorities on Orthodoxy, introduces us to twenty key thinkers from the last two centuries. He begins with the Philokalia, the influential Orthodox collection published in 1782 which marked so many subsequent writers. The colorful characters, poets and thinkers who populate this book range from Romania, Serbia, Greece, England, France and also include exiles from Communist Russia. Louth offers historical and biographical sketches that help us understand the thought and impact of these men and women. Only some of them belong to the ranks of professional theologians. Many were neither priests nor bishops, but influential laymen. The book concludes with an illuminating chapter on Metropolitan Kallistos and the theological vision of the Philokalia.

Andrew Louth is emeritus professor of patristic and Byzantine studies at Durham University. His recent publications include Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology, Greek East and Latin West, AD 681-1071, Maximus the Confessor and The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition.
Product Details ISBN: 9780830851218
ISBN-10: 0830851216
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: September 25th, 2015
Pages: 383
Language: English