Christian Faith and Cultural Heritage
Essays from a Greek Orthodox Perspective

Demetrios J. Constantelos

ISBN 978-0-972466-12-7

About the Book

In his new book, Christian Faith and Cultural Heritage: Essays from a Greek Orthodox Perspective, Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos, describes the powerful, seminal interrelationship between Christianity and Greek civilization. Orthodox Christians believe that their faith, liturgical life, and ethos have an unbroken continuity of over two thousand years.

The book contains sixteen essays and studies in three sections:

* “The Encounter of Hellenism with Christianity” describes the development of early Christianity under the influence of Greek thought and philosophy.

* “Aspects of Christian Hellenism Medieval and Modern” discusses the continuing relationship of Christianity and Greek thought, especially in the Byzantine Empire but also through today.

* “An Old Heritage in a New World” deals with the relevance of the Orthodox Church in maintaining ethnic identity among recent immigrants and their children and grandchildren.

About the Author

Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos has written extensively on Orthodox Christianity and Greek culture. He is Charles Cooper Townsend Sr. Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies, Emeritus and Distinguished Research Scholar in Residence at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.


Hard cover version for libraries is available by special order.

ISBN 978-0-9724661-7-2