In this short review, Dr. David Ford writes that "The Ethics of Beauty" by Dr. Timothy Patitsas "...has already brought for many people life-changing healing and personal reconciliation with God and with others." Patitsis covers a wide range of topics to show how Dostoevsky's dictum "Beauty will save the world" has practical application in our contemporary world. The … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Ethics of Beauty
As a new regime takes office in Washington, utopian dreams are reigning in high fashion. A good time, no doubt, to reflect two classic novels warning of the dystopian danger that invariably arises when utopian fantasies are implemented at the expense of both human nature and truth itself. This essay by Arthur W. Hunt III offers an excellent, comparative primer on these two … [Read more...] about The Dystopian Nightmares of Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World
Ominous tattoos, bizarre body piercing, and transsexual mutilations are only the beginning, argues Orthodox bioethicist Wesley J. Smith. “Transhumanists” are true believers who envision a point in time—known in movement parlance as “the Singularity” — when the crescendo of technological advances becomes unstoppable, culminating in attaining … [Read more...] about Body Mutilation, Biopunk, and Transgressive Individualism: Is Society Now Adopting the Values of ‘Blade Runner’?
The author of this essay, Andrei Manovtsev, is one of the foremost scholars of the lives of the Tsar Nicholas II and his family. He has contributed greatly to the current research on what are for now being called the “Ekaterinburg remains”—bone fragments unearthed near Ekaterinburg that are believed by some to belong to the Royal Family. In this review of a … [Read more...] about Perceiving the Sanctity of Saints: A Review of Konstantin Kapkov’s “The Spiritual World of Emperor Nicholas II and his Family”
By Bruce Seraphim Foltz Jesus Crucified: The Baroque Spirituality of St Dimitri of Rostov, (Treasures of Orthodox Spirituality), edited and translated by John Mikitish, St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, Yonkers, New York: 2017, pp. 170. Click to order from Amazon “Open, O doors and bolts of my heart that Christ the King of Gory may enter! Enter, O my … [Read more...] about Words to Warm the Heart. A Review of “Jesus Crucified: The Baroque Spirituality of St Dimitri of Rostov”