"Let books be your dining table, / And you shall be full of delights. / Let them be your
And you shall sleep restful nights" (St. Ephraim the Syrian).

About this Blog

Though Eastern Christianity in all its forms--Byzantine Orthodox, Eastern Catholic, Oriental Orthodoxy, and the Assyrian Church of the East--has never had the same level of scholarly attention as the West, that has been rapidly changing over the last quarter-century. Today, hundreds of books are published each year devoted to all aspects of Eastern Christianity--liturgy, history, iconography, cultural context, etc. Additionally, hundreds of books devoted to certain themes or Western issues also regularly include at least one section devoted to Eastern voices. This blog aims to keep track of many of these new, recent, and cognate publications, focusing overwhelmingly on scholarly publications, some of whose authors I periodically interview. I generally ignore self-published works, works published via vanity presses, and works that are overly apologetic, polemical, or populist.

1 comment:

  1. +++I was e-mailed this comment and asked to post it because the author had technical difficulties.+++

    Adam, I just finished reading your book and found it thoroughly engrossing. It seems to me carefully argued and free of any polemics. In my humble opinion it deserves to be read widely in Catholic/Orthodox dialogue circles--especially among the decision makers. The reestablishing of the Latin Patriarchate in a similar way as you outline would be a concrete way for the Latin church to show its desire for unity. I found the extensive Notes section very informative as well. Thanks again for coming to speak to the Youngstown-Warren Chapter of the Society of St. John Chrysostom. Your talk was well received by everyone there.
    --Vito R. Carchedi, President, Youngstown-Warren Chapter SSJC.


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