Simply put, this is one of the greatest books of any genre I have ever read.
This incarnational understanding of the Christian Faith presents the world itself - created by God and declared good - as something to be redeemed through Christ.
This book provides a very good theological discussion of the liturgical traditions of the Orthodox Church.
I'd been hearing much about this book through my seminary studies, but never got around to reading it. I was doing some research into the sacraments and so this was a must have. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ryan Scott
A simple yet brilliant exposition on the meaning and nature of Sacraments and the sacramental life from an Orthodox point of view which is more universal than orthodox. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John W. Westcott
I love this book, I return to it many times I've purchased and given away several hardcopies, and most recently bought the Kindle edition. Read morePublished 4 months ago by robert
This book was recommended by one of my seminary professors. I purchased it through Amazon because it was not available locally. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark Marmon
Schmemann took a wide look at the nature of creation and our participation in it's redemption through the grace of Christ's ministry & sacrifice. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kenneth Butcher
In his book--originally penned as World as Sacrament and now titled For the Life of the World--Alexander Schmemann, the Protopresbyter and former Dean and Professor of Liturgical... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chris Nerreau
Schmemann's explanations are clear, but deep and challenging. I have a feeling I'll be coming back to this one again and again.Published 15 months ago by Emily Miller
Fr. Alexander Schmemann is probably the foremost American Orthodox theologian, living or dead. As far as I am aware, he was dean of St. Read morePublished 16 months ago by T. Aznavourian