ENCOUNTERING THE MYSTERY: UNDERSTANDING ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY TODAY
The book «Encountering the Mystery» by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is Orthodox theology at its best: profound in content, simple and direct in style, stately and tranquil in tone, boldly prophetic and yet encouragingly pastoral in its application of church dogma to our time. The book would serve beautifully as an introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy for undergraduate classes in world religions or for adult church school classes in ecumenism.
New York: Doubleday, 2008. pp. xlvi + 252.
IN THE WORLD, YET NOT OF THE WORLD: SOCIAL AND GLOBAL INITIATIVES OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW
This book represents a selection of major addresses and significant messages as well as public statements by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, «first among equals» and spiritual leader of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians. The Patriarch is as comfortable preaching about the spiritual legacy of the Orthodox Church as he is promoting sociopolitical issues of his immediate cultural environment and praying for respect toward Islam or for global peace.
Print publication date: 2009
ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN: ECOLOGICAL VISION AND INITIATIVES OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW
No worldwide Church leader has been as internationally recognized for his dynamic leadership and initiatives in addressing the theological, ethical, and practical imperative in relation to the critical environmental issues of our time as His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Patriarch Bartholomew has long placed the environment at the head of his Church’s agenda by developing ecological programs, chairing Pan-Orthodox gatherings and international symposia, and organizing environmental seminars for more than a decade. This book demonstrates just why His All Holiness has been dubbed the “Green Patriarch” by Al Gore and the media. This third and final volume of the spiritual leader’s selected writings showcases his statements on environmental degradation, global warming, and climate change. It contains numerous speeches and interviews in various circumstances, including ecological symposia, academic seminars, and regional and international events, over the first twenty years of his ministry. The book also encompasses a selection of pastoral letters and exhortations—ecclesiastical, ecumenical, and academic—by His All Holiness for occasions such as Easter and Christmas, honorary doctorates, and academic awards.
Print publication date: 2011
SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE: THEOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL EXHORTATIONS OF ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW
His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has made it his mission to foster ecumenical relations and religious tolerance, as well as to promote global human rights and protect the environment. His message has always been to speak the truth in love. This book is the second in a series of three volumes collecting the writings and statements of the spiritual leader. In particular, it represents the broad reach and spiritual depth of the Patriarch’s message of inter-Christian communication and ecumenical understanding. Within this book, His All Holiness boldly challenges the taboos and controversies swirling within religious doctrine, addressing such issues as church unity, papal primacy, and divisions within Christianity.
Print publication date: 2010