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And you shall sleep restful nights" (St. Ephraim the Syrian).

Monday, March 12, 2012

Orthodox Challenges Today

Hieromonk Calinic, a Romanian Orthodox priest with a doctorate from the Catholic University of America, has just published a new book: Challenges of Orthodox Thought and Life (2012; 185pp).

About this book, the publisher tells us:
A challenge - something which causes us to free ourselves from distraction and to focus our spiritual and mental energy in order to achieve a goal. A challenge demands effort and dedication. If met, it grants the goal as its reward. In Orthodox Christianity, the goal is salvation, our union with God in Christ. "Challenges of Orthodox Thought and Life" presents a series of short essays centered around essential and provocative questions of Christian belief and life, all meant to bring the reader into the spiritual arena, where the decisive challenge of salvation is presented. Based on the Holy Scriptures, engaging the living and patristic Tradition and informed by contemporary scholarship, these short reflections provide a source-book of knowledge and inspiration for a vibrant Orthodox faith in today's world.
I hope to interview the author in the coming weeks.  

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