Grecophiles, Literary Buffs, And Theologians Rejoice! New Release: Greece's Dostoevsky: The Theological Vision Of Alexandros Papadiamandis

Top Quote The release of _Greece's Dostoevsky: The Theological Vision of Alexandros Papadiamandis_ is a joyous event that has been anticipated for a number of years now. The book will be of particular interest to people interested in traditional societies as well as those aware that the modern world has foundational problems. Like Dostoevsky, Papadiamandis provides an invaluable critique of modernity. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 28, 2011 - Alexandros Papadiamandis (1851-1911) was the most important literary figure of nineteenth-century Greece and arguably of modern Greek literature more generally. Through his lively, tender, and profound short stories of the simple lives of the Orthodox faithful of his native island of Skiathos, Papadiamandis reveals a world of organically lived Orthodoxy, a world largely lost in the disintegrating order of modern life. As with Dostoevsky, Papadiamandis enjoyed close friendships with holy men of his age, such as St. Nicholas Planas. Likewise, as with Dostoevsky, he does not portray a romantic, ideal world but rather a profoundly human world of struggle that always has the possibility of transfiguration through life in Christ and His Church.

    It is an exciting time for westerners interested in Papadiamandis and the world of Greek literature, for this volume is being joined by wonderful new English translations of the majority of Papadiamandis's works, which are presently being edited for publication. In Greece's Dostoevsky, with great warmth and sympathy Professor Keselopoulos provides the first serious attempt to plumb the spiritual depths of the riches of Papadiamandis. One of Professor Keselopoulos's chief concerns is Papadiamandis's description of the spiritual and liturgical life of Skiathos, which he shows to be an authentic expression of Orthodox faith. He also aims to show how, because Papadiamandis is an authentic bearer of the Church's tradition, his creative works become tradition. As with Fyodor Dostoevsky, Papadiamandis's faith transforms his work, providing it with an authentically Orthodox spiritual dimension absent in most modern art. Professor Keselopoulos's book is read in Greek both by laymen, entranced by his successful marriage of profound theology and the beautiful world Papadiamandis describes, and by students of theology at the University of Thessalonica, where it is used in the Pastoral Theology class.

    Anestis Keselopoulos is Professor of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology at the Theological School of Aristotle University of Thessalonica. His theological works include _Man and the Environment: A Study of Saint Symeon the New Theologian_, and _Passions and Virtues According to Saint Gregory Palamas_.

    Dr. Anestis Keselopoulos
    Protecting Veil Media
    ISBN: 978-1463770235
    Price: $22
    Page Count: 238
    Publication Date: 28 September 2011

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