Theological Studies (175)
THE ICON HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING ICONS AND THE LITURGY, SYMBOLS AND PRACTICES OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
This book is meant to fill a gap in the English-speaking world`s knowledge of Russian iconography. With nine pages in full color and 173 full-page illustrations in black and white, the book includes charts and easy instructions for identifying icons and translating their Church Slavonic inscriptions. The book is for those interested in Russian icons but puzzled by the often unfamiliar subjects and mysterious inscriptions. The author explains the majority of types one is likely to encounter and explains in everyday language the technical aspects of icon painting. Here is the answer for all those who have said of icons, "Yes, they are most attractive and interesting, but what do they mean?" There is no book like this available today for English-speaking readers.
Price: € 43.11 £ 37.23 $ 48.23
The most comprehensive introduction available to the history and theology of the icon. It surveys the development of the Sacred art of the Christian East from its beginnings in catacomb art through the iconoclastic controversies of the eight and ninth centuries, to the development of early Russian iconography and the state of the art today.
Price: € 46.87 £ 40.48 $ 52.44
Volume I: A study of the symbols used in the Orthodox Church. Includes chapters on Incense, Candles, Flowering on the Cross, Ladder to Heaven, Hesychasm: The Practice of Silence, Palms, the Epitaphion and Tomb of Jesus, Theotokos with Child in the Apse, Christ Pantocrator, the Divine Liturgy: Reality not Symbol, Epiphany and the Blessing of Water.
Price: € 49.21 £ 42.50 $ 55.06
In the Gospel of Luke, we hear the angels timeless proclamation to Mary, Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women (Luke 1:28). Every generation of Christians must contemplate these angelic words, for Mary is the Theotokos and Mother of Our Lord. Every culture must confront her mystery. Through its worship services, the Church gives us many opportunities to consider the place of the Mother of Jesus Christ in our lives. The beautiful Paraclesis service, sung every day during the Virgins Lent, offers the perfect vehicle to do just that. Sung from the first to the fifteenth of August, and at other times of illness and distress, the Paraclesis is a supplicatory song, a canon of praise, a collection of eight odes of love, a series of poems celebrating with honor the mother of God. Father David Smith shares with us his own personal meditations on Mary, based upon his reflections on the Paraclesis service. If you have a longing to make the Theotokos a greater part of your life to bless her, as commanded by Gabriel These thoughtful contemplations will encourage and profit you immensely.
Price: € 13.51 £ 11.67 $ 15.11
From the first, Christians loved Mary. Christians today stand behind these fervent believers and peer over their shoulders. Frederica Mathewes-Green writes: “I hope that we will be able to see what they saw, and come to love her too. We’ll do that by reading three ancient texts about Mary. In each case we’ll begin with some historic background, and then move to consider theological and cultural questions (sometimes, uncomfortable questions) that the document raises.”
Price: € 24.61 £ 21.25 $ 27.53
This is a treatise of a grand theme by a renowned and respected Orthodox theologian and writer. Dr. George S. Gabriel joins together powerful theological contemplation and meticulous writing in this well-researched study of a primary mystery of ancient Christian faith: the unspeakable mystery of Mary who, offering herself as the ground where the Creator descended to meet His creation, mothered God in human flesh.
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Albert Raboteau tells the remarkable story of his own spiritual journey—a journey marked by sorrow and joy, by conversion and reconciliation. He tells of the murder of his father before he was born, being raised in a devout Roman Catholic African-American family, his education, marriage and career crises, and rebuilding his life following a conversion to Orthodox Christianity.
Price: € 8.57 £ 7.40 $ 9.59
Having come to Orthodoxy from the Evangelical and Charismatic traditions, the author discovers that the rich heritage of the early, apostolic Church exists today in its original, pristine form in the Orthodox Church. He writes about the journey that brought him to Orthodoxy. His chapters on the true Church, Worship, Mary, the Saints, Spirituality, the Eucharist, Scripture and Tradition, etc., capture insights that provide a powerful response to Evangelical claims.
Price: € 14.74 £ 12.73 $ 16.49
Orthodoxy for the Non-Orthodox is a concise and clear introduction to Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Orthodoxy stands outside of the Protestant/Catholic polarization, and is a mystery to many Western Christians, some of whom have started to search Orthodoxy for new light on their own traditions. Here you will find a survey of the differences between the Eastern and Western churches (as well as their shared teachings), a summary of Orthodox belief, a description of the Orthodox liturgy and the feasts of the church, an introduction to Orthodox spirituality, and a survey of some questions facing Orthodoxy in the contemporary world. This is an excellent first stop for anyone who wants to know more about one of the worlds largest (and still largely unknown) Christian churches.
Price: € 14.74 £ 12.73 $ 16.49