Church and Society: Orthodox Christian Perspectives, Past Experiences, And Modern Challenges
Studies in Honor of Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos

George P. Liacopulos, Editor
Foreword by Archbishop Demetrios of America

ISBN 978-0-977461-05-9

About the Book

This book contains the latest academic research, thinking, and writing about Orthodox Christianity and Hellenism. The studies have been written and collected in honor of Rev. Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos, an expert on the intersection between Christian religion and Greek culture. Studies include the following:

Church History

* Patmos: The Insular Sanctuary of Byzantium (1088-1988), by Speros Vryonis, Jr.

* Your Sword, Our Shield: The Imperial Monastery in Byzantine Civilization, by John Thomas

* Raging Parthian Fires: Middle East Policy and the Imperial Ideology of Constantine and Heraclius, by Tom Papademetriou

Theology & Spirituality

* Wealth and Poverty in Christian Tradition, by Emmanuel Clapsis

* The Desert and the World: Learning from the Desert Fathers and Mothers, by John Chryssavgis

* The Concept of Christian Love Compared to Similar Concepts in Ancient Greek Philosophy and Other Major Religions of the World, by Vassilis Vitsaxis

* The Christology of St. Gregory of Nyssa, by Christos Th. Krikonis

* Martyrdom, Charisma, and Imitation: Paths to Christian Sanctity, by Thomas Heffernan

* Comments on Bible Translation, by Theodore Stylianopoulos

Church & Society

* Educational Prerequisites and Theoretical Underscorings for the Development of Orthodox Christian Mission, by Ambrose-Aristotle Zographos

* European Multiformity and Dimensions of Orthodox Christian Social Ethics, by Stanley Harakas

* Church and Byzantine Social, Medical, and Bioethical Perspectives, by Aristotelis Chr. Eftychiadis

Canon Law

* An Orthodox Perspective on Marriage: Demetrios J. Constantelos, by Patrick Viscuso

* Canons 6 and 28 of the Council of Chalcedon and the Episcopacy of Methodios, the Apostle to the Slavs, by Walter Hanak

* Byzantine Philanthropy in a Special Case of the Penal Code: Grave Robbing and Social Compassion, by Constantinos G. Pitsakis


* Hellenism and Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century, by WC Lubenow

* The Hellenic Agoge (Training), by Methodios Phougias

* History of Economic Thought: The Schumpeterian “Great Gap,” The “Lost” Byzantine Legacy, and the Literature Gap, by Christos P. Baloglou

Additional Words

* Epilogue, by John Constantelos

* Congratulatory Greetings from Archbishop Iakovos of North and South America; Vera King Farris; and Herman J. Saatkamp, Jr.

About the Editor

George P. Liacopulos, PhD, is the priest of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. He has taught at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and St. Vladimir’s Theological School.

Hard cover version for libraries is available by special order.

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