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Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought

Series Editors: Aristotle Papanikolaou and Ashley Purpura

Publisher: Fordham University Press

This series consists of books that seek to bring Orthodox Christianity into an engagement with contemporary forms of thought. Its goal is to promote (1) historical studies in Orthodox Christianity that are interdisciplinary, employ a variety of methods, and speak to contemporary issues; and (2) constructive theological arguments in conversation with patristic sources and that focus on contemporary questions ranging from the traditional theological and philosophical themes of God and human identity to cultural, political, economic, and ethical concerns. The books in the series will explore both the relevancy of Orthodox Christianity to contemporary challenges and the impact of contemporary modes of thought on Orthodox self-understandings.

For inquiries about the series, please contact the editors,  demacopoulos@fordham.edu or papanikolaou@fordham.edu.

Current titles in the series:

Orthodox Readings of Augustine. Edited by George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou. 2020.

Fundamentalism or Tradition: Christianity after Secularization. Edited by George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou. 2019.

The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity. Edited by Georgia Frank, Susan Holman, and Andrew Jacobs. 2019.

Dynamis of Healing: Patristic Theology and the Psyche. Pia Sophia Chaudhari. 2019.

Colonizing Christianity: Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade. George Demacopoulos. 2019.

Liturgical Theology after Schmemann: An Orthodox Reading of Paul Ricoeur. By Brian A. Butcher. Foreward by Andrew Louth, FBA. 2018.

God, Hierarchy, and Power: Orthodox Theologies of Authority from Byzantium. By Ashley M. Purpura. 2017.

Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine. Edited by George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou. 2016. ***Winner of the 2017 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in Humanities*** [Read about the award.]

Orthodox Christianity and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe. Edited by Lucian N. Leustean. 2014.

Orthodox Constructions of the West. Edited by George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou. 2013.

Toward and Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Perspective. Edited by John Chryssavgis and Bruce V. Foltz. 2013.

On Earth As In Heaven: Ecological Vision and Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Edited by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis. Forward by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh. 2011.

Speaking the Truth in Love: Theological and Spiritual Exhortations of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Edited by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis. Forward by Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. 2010.

In the World, Yet not of the World: Social and Global Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Edited by Rev. Dr.John Chryssavgis. Forward by José Manuel Durão Barroso. 2009.