• 26 липня 2012, 13:07 | Рецензії

    Diaries and More Diaries

    Reading these diaries takes us back into an age that still seems almost surreal: when the Soviet Union existed. How long ago that now seems, but what a time of darkness and endless suffering it was for so many Christians, Ukrainian Catholics especially, whose entire church was officially banned by Stalin and driven underground, all her bishops imprisoned or killed, and many others besides. The head of the church, Metropolitan Joseph Slipyj was sent with the other bishops to the Gulag, but was released in 1963 thanks in part to the Norman Cousins, John F. Kennedy, and Pope John XXIII.

  • 10 червня 2011, 20:42 | Рецензії | 

    Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies vol. 52, nos. 1-2

    We are turning our attention now to the fall issue, having just put to bed the spring issue (vol. 52, nos. 1-2) of Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, which--alone of all comparable journals in North America--manages to be published regularly and consistently every year on a twice-yearly schedule that incorporates the best scholarship and pastoral reflection from Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and other scholars from around the world.

  • 31 травня 2011, 10:48 | Рецензії | 

    Sexual Difference in Paul

    Clement, perhaps surprisingly, is able to envisage a fundamental equality between male and female, arguing in the Paedagogus that "'the same virtue (ten auten areten) is characteristic of both man and woman'" (68). In the end, Dunning concludes, Clement does not resolve what Dunning later calls "the intractable problem... of assigning a stable and theologically coherent significance to the sexually differentiated body" (153).

  • 9 квітня 2011, 18:15 | Рецензії | 

    Ecumenical Ecclesiology

    This is a collection of articles whose authors are a diverse lot, coming from Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox backgrounds.

  • 28 лютого 2011, 22:00 | Рецензії | 

    Synodality and Primacy

    The Church in Council: Conciliar Movements, Religious Practice and the Papacy from Nicea to Vatican II is a fascinating collection perhaps of greatest interest to those new to the world of the councils. For those who want to get straight at the conciliar decrees themselves, and not take the rather meandering route of Tanner, with lots of fascinating commentary,

  • 3 лютого 2011, 17:51 | Рецензії | 

    The Church in Council

    We have a new book out to give fresh examination of not only all the councils, but the whole idea of conciliarity or sobornost: Norman Tanner, The Church in Council: Conciliar Movements, Religious Practice and the Papacy from Nicea to Vatican II (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 272pp.

  • 24 січня 2011, 16:50 | Рецензії | 

    Ecclesial Hierarchy

    This is a marvelous book, flawlessly written with great cogency and unfailing respect even for those positions and people with which Levering disagrees. He sets out to see if it is possible, in this day and age, to come up with a convincing theological rationale for the existence of hierarchy in the Church--an acute question in the last several decades, but perhaps never so acute as in the last year or so when both Catholic and Orthodox bishops--not excluding the bishop of Rome--as well as priests and others, have been accused of, e.g. and inter alia, themselves committing horrifying crimes against children or covering up such crimes by other clergy.

  • 28 грудня 2010, 17:47 | Рецензії | 

    The Petrine Ministry and Christian Unity

    In sum, this is an important collection, especially for Western Christians, and we are once more in the debt of Puglisi, and Eerdmans for continuing to make these crucial issues available to us and thereby helping us to continue to ask questions whose answers are necessary if Christians are to have a united future.

  • 16 грудня 2010, 12:43 | Рецензії | 

    Nonsense on Stilts

    This book, then, is an exercise of the author's imagination ("this book is an argument, not a narrative" and an "hypothetical argument" at that [15; his emphasis]) in which he claims, moreover, that "there are excellent grounds for imagining that Orthodox Christianity today could have served as a religious and ideological springboard for crystallizing the grievances of the Middle East against the West" (12-13).

  • 1 грудня 2010, 16:27 | Рецензії | 

    The Pope of Rome and the Christian East

    Let me, instead, focus on those aspects of direct interest to Eastern Christians, of which there are about twenty or so passages in the book that are noteworthy.