Institute for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies

 
GOD MADE MAN AND MAN MADE GOD:
Collected Essays on the Unique View of Man,
the Cosmos, Grace, and Deification That
Distinguishes Eastern Orthodoxy
From Western Christianity

By Archbishop Chrysostomos

“This newest work from Archbishop Chrysostomos, a collection of three re­worked university lectures that capture his erudition and his spiritual insights, is a clear, uncompromising and charitable consideration of the fundamental theological and, more importantly, spiritual differences between Eastern Orthodoxy and Western Christianity. This should be a primer for all those—and theologians, in particular—who desire to approach these differences honestly and with a sincere desire to un­der­stand what Eastern and Western Christians actually have in common and what sep­arates them. It is a call to profound mutual understanding and true dialogue. A superb and momentous work and statement. I congratulate the Institute for Byzantine and Mod­ern Greek Studies, which is known for its first-class theological and historical pub­li­ca­tions, for deciding to publish it.” THE REVEREND FATHER GREGORY TEL­EP­NEFF, TH.D. Adjunct Faculty, Theology and Religious Studies, Anna Maria Col­lege, former Visiting Scholar, Harvard Divinity School

“I have read this book, and I am very impressed by it, as I always am when I read texts coming from the Archbishop’s pen. I have the feeling that this text will be [es­pe­cial­ly] well received by highly educated and spiritually oriented readers.” THE REV­ER­END FATHER ASTERIOS GEROSTERGIOS, TH.D. Author of St. Photios the Great (1980) and Justinian the Great, the Emperor and Saint (1982)

Pp. 140.

ISBN 978-1-884729-92-8     Paperbound    $9.95
SPIRITUAL BEAUTY
(TO PNEUMATIKON KALLOS )

By Constantine Cavarnos

(See Art, Music & Iconography)

IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL
By Constantine Cavarnos

The testimony of the Old and New Testaments, Orthodox Iconography and Hymnography, and the works of Eastern Church Fathers and other Orthodox writers. “With its comprehensive discussion of the nature of the human soul and its immortality, and the clear idea it gives to the reader, this book may be characterized as classical in its kind.” 1993. 96 pp., illus.

ISBN 0-914744-96-8     Paperbound    $7.95
HOLINESS: MAN'S SUPREME DESTINY
By Constantine Cavarnos

This book constitutes a sequel to Professor Cavarnos’ Paths and Means to Holiness, which has been translated into Finnish, Greek, and Rumanian. These books complement one another, dealing with different aspects of the same subject: holiness. Both are addressed to persons who are interested in developing spiritually and aspire to make the highest spiritual attainments: purity, likeness to God, and union with Him, the Fount of Holiness.

It is comprised of four homilies that Cavarnos wrote for Orthodox audiences in different parts of the United States, and has brought here together in appropriate sequence. They are entitled “Hunger for Holiness,” “Striving for Holiness,” “St. Nectarios’ Counsels,” and “Spiritual Strivers’ Church in the Home.” First edition, 2001. 96 pp. Paperbound edition reprinted, 2005.

ISBN 1-884729-64-9    Cloth   $15.00
ISBN 1-884729-65-7    Paperbound   $9.95
ORTHODOX FAITH AND LIFE IN CHRIST
By Father Justin Popvich

A collection of selected works on important issues written by the late Archimandrite and Professor of the Theological School in Belgrade, Serbia (1894-1979). The volume presents all the dimensions of the theological, philosophical, and spiritual thought of this great Orthodox theologian. Translation, Preface, and Introduction by Asterios Gerostergios, et al. 1994. 247 pp., illus. Second printing, 1997. Third printing, 2005.

ISBN 1-884729-02-9    Paperbound   $17.50
FOLLOW ME
By Bishop Augoustinos Kantiotes

This book is written by one of the most respected contemporary spiritual leaders of the Orthodox Church of Greece, author of the two-volume On the Divine Liturgy: Orthodox Homilies. It consists of important reflections on Christ's call to His disciples to missionary work, and how this call is relevant to us today. Bishop Kantiotes quotes frequently pertinent passages from the Bible and the Eastern Church Fathers. His thought is keen, his language vivid. Translation and Foreword by Asterios Gerostergios. 1989. 428 pp., illus.

ISBN 978-1-884729-95-9    Paperbound   $24.95
A LETTER OF CONSOLATION TO THE BEREAVED
By Bishop Augoustinos Kantiotes

In this letter, published in both English and Greek, Bishop Kantiotes assures the bereaved that their departed beloved ones are alive, the soul, their chief part, being immortal. And he reminds them of the resurrection of the bodies that will take place at the Second Coming of Christ. Introduction by Asterios Gerostergios. 1993. 21 pp. Second printing, 1997. Third printing, 2003.

ISBN 0-914744-99-2    Paperbound   $2.00
ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN TERMINOLOGY
By Constantine Cavarnos

(See Modern Greek Studies)


MEETINGS WITH KONTOGLOU
By Constantine Cavarnos

(See Art, Music & Iconography)

THE CONCEPT OF CHRISTIAN LOVE
By Constantine Cavarnos

A lecture delivered at Columbia University, together with a Swedish version of it. This book is addressed to all persons who are interested in learning about the essential nature of the highest Christian virtue, spiritual love, and its presuppositions. It is a classic on the subject. 1996. 64 pp., 3 illus.

ISBN 1-884729-09-6    Paperbound   $6.95
THE RATIONAL MAN ACCORDING TO ST. ANTONY THE GREAT
By Constantine Cavarnos

A compilation of gems on the subject of the rational man, his character and way of life, gathered from the Greek Philokalia, translated, and presented with an Introduction. Cavarnos identifies St. Antony’s “rational man” with Apostle Paul’s “new man.” 1996. Twenty-three texts.

ISBN 1-1884729-3    $2.00
VICTORIES OF ORTHODOXY
By Constantine Cavarnos

Homilies in which are discussed in a forthright and analytical manner Iconoclasm, Orthodox Mysticism, the False Union of Florence, the Calendar Change, Traditional Iconography, Sacred Music, and Ecumenism; and the stand of the Orthodox Church regarding these. 1997. 109 pp., 1 illus.

ISBN 1-884729-30-4    Cloth   $15.00
ISBN 1-884729-31-2    Paperbound   $7.95
Available also in the Greek language.
ECUMENISM EXAMINED
By Constantine Cavarnos

A concise analytical discussion of the contemporary Ecumenical Movement. An introduction to it by reference to earlier discussions of it by the author, an attempt to define it and distinguish its varieties; and an extensive treatment of “Orthodox Ecumenism” and its fruits. 1997. 64 pp., 7 illus.

ISBN 1-884729-18-5    Cloth   $15.00
Available also in the Greek language – Paperbound $8.00
BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTIONISM
By Constantine Cavarnos

A lecture dealing with Lamarckian and Darwinian Evolutionism that was delivered at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Published in augmented form and amply documented. “Written in a clear and flowing style, it guides the reader to an understanding of the true nature and origin of man.” 1997. 93pp., 4 illus.

ISBN 1-884729-24-X    Cloth   $15.00
ISBN 1-884729-83-5    Paperbound   $7.50
MAN’S SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
By Constantine Cavarnos

The possibility of man’s inner, spiritual evolution—his development in an upward direction, from lower to higher spiritual levels—is a basic teaching of the Orthodox Christian Church. In this remarkable book Professor Cavarnos sets forth that very important teaching in a clear, simple, concise, well-organized and fully-documented way. He supplements in important ways what he says on the subject of man’s spiritual development in his closely related books Holiness: Man’s Supreme Destiny and Paths and Means to Holiness.

This new edition of the book is greatly enhanced by a translation of the text into the Greek language and several full-color icons. 2011. 167 pp.

ISBN 978-1-884729-83-6     Paperbound   $13.50
THE PRIEST AS SPIRITUAL FATHER
By Constantine Cavarnos This book is comprised of four homilies that were delivered by Professor Constantine Cavarnos to Orthodox Christian congregations during the period 1995-1996. It takes its title from the first of these spiritual talks, which, although written in response to an invitation of Orthodox priests and addressed particularly to clergymen, will also be found of real interest and value by laymen. The other three talks are addressed equally to the clergy and laity. Their titles are: “Gems from St. John Damascene on the Spiritual Life,” “Counsels of St. Gregory Palamas,” and “The Ladder of Divine Ascent.” 2002. 96 pp., illus.

ISBN 1-884729-66-5    Cloth   $15.00
MIRACLES
By Bishop Augoustinos Kantiotes

Miracles is a collection of 22 selected Orthodox homilies on miracles in nature, man, Holy Scripture, the history of nations, and the Church. Bishop Augoustinos, using the results of modern scientific knowledge and the philosophical trends of the times as a springboard, was able to make available to the readers the eternal truths contained in the Holy Writ. 2000. 268 pp., illus.

ISBN 1-884729-37-1    Paperbound   $17.95
TRANSMISSION OF THE TEXT OF THE HOLY BIBLE
By Constantine Siamakis

In Greek and English. English translation by Andrew Hendry. Edited by Asterios Gerostergios. This work is concerned with the tradition by which the Holy Scriptures have been transmitted to us. It seeks to provide us with information as to how this happened and to underscore the importance and influence the Holy Bible has had on the lives of peoples. 1997. 54 pp.

ISBN 1-884729-26-6    Paperbound   $7.95

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