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Saturday, August 31, 2013

In Honor of Michael Plekon: Priest, Scholar, Friend

A forthcoming book I noted a month ago is now available in print and can be ordered:  William C. Mills, ed., Church and World: Essays in Honor of Michael Plekon (ORI, 2013).

As I noted last month, I have the gift of being friends with both the editor and the honoree, both of them Orthodox priests and theologians of distinction, and have contributed an essay to this collection, which I am looking forward to reading myself.

About this book the publisher tells us:
The 2012-2013 academic year is a special one for Michael Plekon as he celebrates two major anniversaries: his sixty-fifth birthday as well as his thirty-fifth anniversary at Baruch College, where he teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at the City University of New York (CUNY). The essays in Church and World focus on ecumenism, faith and freedom, pastoral ministry, holiness and sanctity, and mentorship. These essays also reflect the wide and expansive view of our life in Christ, one that explores the greatness of the Tradition yet one that is open to creative theological answers to our modern day challenges. This book includes essays by Antoine Arjakovsky, John W. Culbreath-Frazier, Nicholas Denysenko, Adam A. J. DeVille, Brandon Gallaher, Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, John A. Jillions, William C. Mills, Teva Regule, Brother Christopher (Savage) and Rowan Williams.

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