A set of richly written essays explore the Orthodox understanding of Tradition and its relevance to our modern world in such crucial areas as authority, mission, and social responsibility. The author shows that traditional theology is capable of facing the challenges of its own time while remaining faithful to the spirit and intention embodied in the apostolic Orthodox faith.
About the Author: Fr John Meyendorff (1926-1992) was a Professor of Church History and Patristics at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and a professor of History at Fordham University. He was a Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1976-77), and a Guggenheim Fellow. He held honorary doctorates from the University of Notre Dame and General Theological Seminary, was a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, and a Senior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks. In 1990 The Diploma of Honorary Member of the Leningrad Theological Academy was bestowed upon him.