Other Cultural Studies (15)
This well-written book brings to our attention the intolerable conditions under which Palestinian Christians and others live in the Holy Land. The author, a noted Orthodox writer who lives there, describes vividly the inhuman conditions she experiences. The chapters literally bring tears to one`s eyes. Her experiences foster awareness of the dramatically diminishing Christian presence in the land where the faith began. The author serves as a witness as she tries to bring to light the truth of what is happening and to change people`s minds and hearts.
Price: € 20.73 £ 17.93 $ 22.07
An idea growing in popularity among some Orthodox over the last few decades has been the admission of women to the sacerdotal priesthood. The source for this idea is not the Scriptures, the Fathers, the Councils of the Church, but comes to us from the world, specifically the feminist movement. It has implications for the secularization of the Church. On one level, advocates view the ordination of women as something owed the female sex, a sign of the Church’s repentance, so to speak, atonement for the centuries of female stereotyping and powerlessness, that is to say, denying her the right to creatively express her ingenuity, to exercise her freedom and to exhibit her dedication. Not unaware of the objections in holy Tradition to the ordination of women to the presbytery (and consecration to the episcopacy), the strategy of its proponents is to declare this innovation an “open question.” It is, in fact, not a subject to be debated. The theological and ecclesial facts need only to be reviewed to make the point. This book provides an understanding of those facts based on the only authorities (criteria) available to us — the Scriptures, the Fathers and the Canons. They have unalterably defined the place of women in the Church from the beginning.
Price: € 12.90 £ 11.16 $ 13.73
The passion narrative is at the heart of Christianity and the suffering and death of Christ on the cross takes a central role in any discussions between Christians and non-Christians. The 2004 film Passion of the Christ provoked strong reactions from Chrsitans and non-Christians alike, running the gamut from alarm and repulsion at the violence to geniune religious experience. The film also brought to the fore discussions of the importance of the Cross to Christianity and the perceived anti-Semitism of the Gospels. Professor Kesich addresses both of these issues in this re-release of his 1965 edition. He expertly addresses questions of anti-Semitism and the family quarrels between Jews and Christians in the historical context as well as explaining the trial of Jesus and the purpose his suffering.
Price: € 15.56 £ 13.46 $ 16.56
Father Thomas Hopko draws on the wisdom of the Orthodox Christian Church and the Holy Scriptures to help us understand same-sex attraction, with both compassion and clarity. Combining theological and pastoral insights, this small gem will aid pastors, those who experience same-sex desires, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the nature of our identity and our sexuality. This book is in reality a primer on how to overcome the passions through the traditional Christian ascetic struggle, which of course applies to everyone.
Price: € 16.79 £ 14.52 $ 17.87
Ancient, apostolic, Orthodox Christianity has gone full circle from continent to continent. From Christ to His apostles to ancient Africa, from Africa to America, and from black Americans to their sons and daughters. The ancient African Christian tradition is beginning to be passed on and take root in America today, growing out of the seed of the blood of the black American slave-martyrs for Christ.
Price: € 16.79 £ 14.52 $ 17.87
ISLAM ENCOUNTERS CHRIST: A FANATICAL MUSLIM&RSQUO;S ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST IN THE COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
Already published in Arabic, French, German, Dutch, and Romanian, this highly inspiring book is now available in English. It is the true story of a well-known Egyptian lady, a highly intellectual high school principal. She was a Muslim with a fanatic opposition to Christians until she saw the light of Christ. Baptized by a Coptic priest, she became a Christian. As a result she was wanted and hunted by the Egyptian police, until she was able to escape miraculously to Europe. The sole purpose of her book is to glorify the Lord Jesus and to witness to His love.
Price: € 18.08 £ 15.64 $ 19.25
Fr. Meletios Webber, an Orthodox priest with a doctorate in counseling, helps us to understand addiction and explores ways to overcome it. He clearly and skillfully explains the Twelve Steps of the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. In correlating the Twelve Steps with basic Orthodox theology, Fr. Meletios identifies the implication of the Twelve Steps for Orthodox, and for all Christians. Using examples from the life of the Orthodox Church, he shows how the Steps can be a valuable resource for our own spiritual journey.
Price: € 19.38 £ 16.76 $ 20.63
BREAKING THE CHAINS OF ADDICTION: HOW TO USE ANCIENT EASTERN ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY TO FREE OUR MINDS AND BODIES FROM ALL ADDICTIONS
Breaking the Chains of Addiction is a self-help book with information and quotes obtained from Eastern Orthodox Christian spiritual books. The author helps the addicted reader attain to that blessed ‘passionless state’ which the saints have acquired through the oldest spiritual methods in the Christian world dating back to the third century. That ‘passionless state’ is a higher step, which is beyond addictions to all manner of self-destructive behaviors.
Price: € 19.38 £ 16.76 $ 20.63
“Is hell a male-only club?” Frederica asks this provocative question as she takes us on a journey through her early years as a feminist, a conversion experience to Christianity, and the realization that men and women are unique yet equal. She gives us glimpses into her meetings with prominent feminists, takes us through Crisis Pregnancy Centers and explores the idea of early marriage as a way to mature and healthy adulthood. Sure to make you think and react, this is a great book to give to friends, for lively discussions on some of the most important issues facing us today.
Price: € 20.68 £ 17.89 $ 22.01
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