The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of an outstanding book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologian Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Bishop Athanasius' thought combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.
Christ—The Alpha and Omega is the first of a planned collection of works of contemporary Serbian theologians. It is an anthology of Bishop Athanasius' articles which have appeared in Serbian, Greek, French, English and Russian. Focusing on themes central to Christian patristic Triadology, Ecclesiology and Anthropology, the book reveals the ultimate purpose of man and the universe, and speaks of how each of us can realize this purpose within the divine-human community of the Orthodox Church. Bishop Athanasius reminds us that the God-man Jesus Christ is the Beginning and the End of all things, and that we must seek our own end, goal, and fulfillment in Him.
Bishop Athanasius (1938-) is a well-known Orthodox Theologian throughout Europe and North America and specializes in Church history and Patristic teachings. In addition to being a disciple of Justin Popovich, he holds a doctorate in Orthodox Theology from the University of Athens, is an author of numerous books including Emmanuel: The Only Begotten and Firstborn among Many Brethren, and has taught in Paris, France, and Belgrade, Serbia.
His thought combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith and a profound experience of Christ in the Church. Bishop Athanasius is himself one of the most renowned and respected theologians in the Orthodox Church today.