A collection of essays highlighting not only the vibrant tradition of 20th century Eastern Orthodox thought, but also the necessity of its inclusion in the theological canon constructed mainly by Western Christian thinkers. Ranging from the thought of the first generation of Russian emigres to contemporary Eastern Orthodox theologians, the essays in Tradition Alive point toward a positive theology that is convinced of the immanence of the holy spirit despite a world torn apart by revolution, violence, and despair.
Michael P. Plekon is a professor in the department of sociology/anthropology and the program in religion and culture at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is also an ordained priest in the Orthodox Church in America.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Living the Tradition Part 2 Nicolas Afanasiev Chapter 3 Una sancta Chapter 4 The Church's Canons: Changeable or Unchangeable? Chapter 5 The Eucharist: The Principal Link between Catholics and the Orthodox Part 6 Sergius Bulgakov Chapter 7 By Jacob's Well Chapter 8 Dogma and Dogmatic Theology Part 9 Nicolas Berdiaev Chapter 10 The Bourgeois Mind Chapter 11 The Worth of Christianity and the Unworthiness of Christians Part 12 Cyprian Kern Chapter 13 Two Models of the Pastorate: Levitical and Prophetic Part 14 John Meyendorff Chapter 15 Church and Ministry: For an Orthodox-Lutheran Dialogue Chapter 16 Does Christian Tradition Have a Future? Part 17 Alexander Men Chapter 18 Fifth Talk on the Creed Chapter 19 Sixth Talk on the Creed: On Niacaeo, the Constantinopolitan Symbol Part 20 Paul Evdokimov Chapter 21 Christ and the Church Part 22 Elisabeth Behr-Sigel Chapter 23 The Energizing Force of Tradition Part 24 Mother Maria Skobtsova Chapter 25 Birth and Death Part 26 Anton Kartashev Chapter 27 The Paths Ttowards the Reunion of the Churches Part 28 Lev Zander Chapter 29 On the Essence of Ecumenical Participation Part 30 Alexander Schmemann Chapter 31 Palm Sunday Chapter 32 Concerning the Personal Nature of Faith Chapter 33 Be Like Children Chapter 34 Conclusion