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Monday, December 17, 2018
Politicians Who Aren't Loathsome: A Long-Lost Species
I have been reading biographies of, books by, books about, and books written by people somehow connected to, Winston Churchill for two decad...
Friday, December 14, 2018
Russia: from Orthodoxy to Atheism and Back Again?
Self-identified "atheists" are invariably the least self-aware of people. Their massive inability to see that they merely worship ...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Mourning, Melancholia--and Hope Amidst the Ashes
In his last interview , Joseph Ratzinger makes what struck me as an anguished comment that in getting older as a Christian everything gets h...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Politically Coerced Orthodoxies
I met Cyril Hovorun in Chicago in 2012 at the AAR, but have only been reading him seriously for about 3 years now--and in that time he's...
Friday, December 7, 2018
The Ecumenical Patriarchate's Politics
I have read fascinating studies by the Cypriot political scientist Paschalis Kitromilides on questions of nationalism and other problems, an...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Orthodox Cyprus Under the Latins
Well do I recall, in October 1993, being jolted out of my ignorance and naivete as a young Canadian unaccustomed to the scars of political v...
Monday, December 3, 2018
Russian and Other Nationalisms
We live in an era that has suddenly rediscovered the problems of nationalism it seems. For those of us in the Christian East, this has been ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
The Orthodox Church of Ethiopia: Now in Paperback
I have long been fascinated by all aspects of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia--her vibrant and uniquely colourful iconography , her singul...
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Wiley Companion to Patristics
The (more expensive) hardcover edition was published in 2015, but good things come to those who wait, including an affordable paperback edit...
Friday, November 23, 2018
Christmas 2018 Recommendations
Hard though it is to believe, we are staring down the last five weeks of the civil year, and so it is time for our annual look back at some ...
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