CHURCH, WORLD, MISSION: REFLECTIONS ON ORTHODOXY AND THE WEST BY ALEXANDER SCHMEMANN
The questions raised in this collection of essays pertain to a wide range of subjects: history, theology, liturgy, canonical order, the ecumenical movement, and mission. One underlying question, from which they all stem and to which they all ultimately refer, gives them an inner unity and cohesion: What is the destiny of the Orthodox Church in this second half of the twentieth century, in a world and culture radically different from those that shaped the Orthodox mentality, thought-forms and life-styles of the past? Witty, provocative, Church, World, Mission is essential reading for all interested in the role of Orthodoxy in the world today.
...a profound and stimulating book which Western Christians should read more than once, it contains the seeds of many interesting debates of crucial importance in the ecumenical situation today. — E.C.N.L.