"Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your
And you shall sleep restful nights" (St. Ephraim the Syrian).

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Easter Delights for Adults

Lent is all about almsgiving, especially to poor starving authors. With only two weeks to go until Easter/Pascha, now is the time to give alms. Why not do so by purchasing 875 or so copies of Orthodoxy and the Roman Papacy: Ut Unum Sint and the Prospects of East-West Unity to give to 874 of your closest friends (while keeping one to read for yourself) as paschal presents? Feed their minds instead of rotting their teeth with cheap bonbons. 

The book enjoys critical approval from, inter alia, both Orthodox "families":

Oriental Orthodox: "John Paul II's remarkable encyclical Ut Unum Sint gives occasion for a comprehensive review and analysis of the steady, though often sputtering movement toward Orthodox and Roman Catholic rapprochement in our day. DeVille identifies the major voices, the churches involved, and assesses in particular the place and role of the Papacy in this process. Orthodoxy and the Roman Papacy does a great service in promoting the ecumenical conversation, and will be an edifying resource to all that are interested in it" (Vigen Guroian, Armenian Orthodox theologian, University of Virginia)

Byzantine Orthodox: "Adam A. J. DeVille looks not only at the history of ecumenism from the Catholic side since Vatican II but also at more than a dozen of the leading Orthodox theologians internationally and their perspectives on the role and status of the bishop of Rome. Not since The Primacy of Peter: Essays in Ecclesiology and the Early Church, a collection of post Vatican II Orthodox views published over twenty years ago, has there been such an extensive and focused presentation of Orthodox points of view" (Michael Plekon, priest of the Orthodox Church of America and professor at Baruch College, City University of New York).

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