Iosif Volotskii and Eastern Christianity: Essays Across Seventeen Centuries.
Iosif Volotskii and Eastern Christianity: Essays Across Seventeen Centuries
Edited by David Goldfrank, Valeria Nollan, and Jennifer Spock
New Academia Publishing
The proceedings of a March 2013 biennial conference in Georgetown on East Christian culture and history present 14 papers pivoting on Iosif Volotskii, a powerful figure in the Russian church during the 16th century, but also look at antecedents to his time and at the orthodoxy and modernity that followed it. Among the topics are the world as cenobium: Greek Patristic foundations of the contemplation of nature in Eastern Christianity, what was new about commemoration in the Iosifo-Volokolamskii monastery, Old Believers and icons, Russian foreign policy and the change of dynasty in Greece 1862-64, and how the Orthodox Philokalic tradition came to modern (literary) America. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)