Response to David Bentley Hart’s That All Shall Be Saved, by Andrew Geleris, MD

Response to David Bentley Hart’s That All Shall Be Saved, by Andrew Geleris, MD

ISBN: 9780300246223 Published by Yale University Press on September 24, 2019 Language: English Pages: 232 The following is a response to David Bentley Hart’s book That All Shall Be Saved and the subsequent excellent reviews by Fr. Michael Plekon and Dr. David Ford. I would like to suggest that important…

Oleg Davydov, The Revelation of Love: The Trinitarian Truth of Being, reviewed by Pavlo Smytsnyuk

Oleg Davydov, The Revelation of Love: The Trinitarian Truth of Being, reviewed by Pavlo Smytsnyuk

ISBN: 978-5-89647-390-9 Published by St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological Institute (Moscow) on March 2, 2020 Language: Russian Pages: xxxviii + 658 The publication of Oleg Davydov’s book The Revelation of Love: The Trinitarian Truth of Being [Откровение Любви: тринитарная истина бытия] sparked a scandal in contemporary Russian theology. The publication provoked…

Jack Louis Pappas reviews Terrence Malick’s film, A Hidden Life

Jack Louis Pappas reviews Terrence Malick’s film, A Hidden Life

Managing Director’s Note: Terrence Malick is widely regarded as one of the most theologically sensitive and contemplative filmmakers of our time, and such films as his Tree of Life have already been the subject of theological as well as cinematographic inquiry. For this first film review for the IOTA Forum,…

Angie Heo’s The Political Lives of Saints, reviewed by Sarah Riccardi-Swartz

Angie Heo’s The Political Lives of Saints, reviewed by Sarah Riccardi-Swartz

ISBN: 978-0520297982 Published by University of California Press on November 20, 2018 Language: English Pages: 316 Orthodox Christianity, in its various global formations, has two features that are rarely brought together in thoughtful, intersectional consideration: saints as transtemporal mediators and how socio-political encounters, forces, and institutions both contour and are…

Michael Plekon, The World as Sacrament: An Ecumenical Path toward a Worldly Spirituality, reviewed by Adam DeVille

Michael Plekon, The World as Sacrament: An Ecumenical Path toward a Worldly Spirituality, reviewed by Adam DeVille

by Michael P. Plekon ISBN: 978-0814645567 Published by Liturgical Press on March 24, 2017 Language: English Pages: 272 A new book by Michael Plekon is always a welcome event. I have often continued to think about, return to, and recommend to my students several of his earlier books, and this…

Christina Nellist’s Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Animal Suffering, reviewed by Nikolaos Asproulis

Christina Nellist’s Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Animal Suffering, reviewed by Nikolaos Asproulis

ISBN: 978-1527541269 Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing on January 1, 2020 Language: English Pages: 436 Due to its strong liturgical, or rather meta-historical vision, the Orthodox Church often expresses an ambiguity towards its engagement with historical and social affairs, focusing instead on the transfiguration of the present aeon through the…

Timothy G. Patitsas’s The Ethics of Beauty, reviewed by Robert C. Saler

Timothy G. Patitsas’s The Ethics of Beauty, reviewed by Robert C. Saler

ISBN: 978-1635511000 Published by St. Nicholas Press on January 1, 2020 Language: English Pages: 748 Timothy Patitsas, who teaches ethics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA, has written a genuinely massive tome (748 pages). However, despite the book’s size, two factors make it eminently readable…

Carrie Frederick Frost, Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East, reviewed by Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos

Carrie Frederick Frost, Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East, reviewed by Helen Creticos Theodoropoulos

by Carrie Frederick Frost ISBN: 978-0809153916 Published by Paulist Press on May 28, 2019 Language: English Pages: 107 Over the course of Christian history, innumerable sermons, theological treatises, scholarly studies, dogmatic declarations, and sacred hymns and icons have confessed, celebrated and provided insight into the mystery of Christ’s Incarnation. Of…

Viktor Alexandrov, Nicholas Afanasiev and His Eucharistic Ecclesiology, reviewed by Anastacia Wooden

Viktor Alexandrov, Nicholas Afanasiev and His Eucharistic Ecclesiology, reviewed by Anastacia Wooden

ISBN: 978-5-89100-194-7 Published by Saint Philaret’s Christian Orthodox Institute on 2018 Language: Russian Pages: 224 Nicholas Afanasiev (1893–1966), a Russian Orthodox historian of the early church who specialized in the early councils and canonical decrees, today is best known for his contributions to ecclesiology: he was the first to describe,…

David C. Ford responds to Michael Plekon’s review of David Bentley Hart, That All Shall Be Saved

David C. Ford responds to Michael Plekon’s review of David Bentley Hart, That All Shall Be Saved

by David Bentley Hart ISBN: 978-0-300-24622-3 Published by Yale University Press on September 24, 2019 Language: English Pages: 232 Without going very deeply into any of the issues involved due to space constraints, I would like to address certain problems with Fr. Michael Plekon’s ostensibly neutral review of David Bentley…