Father Alexander Schmemann was a prolific writer, brilliant lecturer, and dedicated pastor. Former dean and professor of liturgical theology at St Vladimirs Orthodox Seminary, he passed away in 1983 at the age of sixty-two. Father Alexander Schmemann's insight into contemporary culture, church life, and liturgical celebration left an indelible mark on the Chrisitian community worldwide.">
Book: Church, World, Mission, by Fr. Alexander Schmemann
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The questions raised in this collection of essays pertain to a wide range of subjects: history, theology, liturgy, canonical order, the ecumenical movement, and mission. One underlying question, from which they all stem and to which they all ultimately refer, gives them an inner unity and cohesion: What is the destiny of the Orthodox Church in this second half of the twentieth century, in a world and culture radically different from those that shaped the Orthodox mentality, thought-forms and life-styles of the past? Witty, provocative, Church, World, Mission is essential reading for all interested in the role of Orthodoxy in the world today.