The Books of Eighth Day Institute: An Alphabetical Collection Selected by Director Doom

Feast of Sts John and Symeon the Fool for Christ

EDI_Books_Square.jpegI'VE PACKED and unpacked thousands and thousands of books, hauled as many around the country for book tables, set up two small bookstores, traveled twelve hours just to make a stab-in-the-dark bid to purchase a monastery library, all while working for Mr. Warren Farha of Eighth Day Books – he and his staff continue to travel the country peddling books out of the blue Eighth Day van, a sort of modern-day version of Roger Mifflin’s “caravan of culture” (see The Parnassus on Wheels in Chapter Three). I’ve catalogued small libraries. When moving, I’ve burdened family members, friends and students with boxes and boxes full of books. I’ve nearly driven my wife mad with books encroaching on every nook and cranny of our home. Apart from the house, I’ve spent more money on books than any other material possession. I confess, I’m an addict, and it wouldn’t be out of line for me to introduce myself as such: “Hi, my name is Erin and I’m a bibliophile.”

I penned those opening lines back in 2012 as the first paragraph of the Foreword (“Bibliomania”) to our first issue of Synaxis (“The Book”). (You can read the whole thing here. Sign up to become a new Eighth Day Member at any level before Aug. 4, and I’ll send you a complimentary copy of the whole issue.) Without an ounce of shame, I admit that five years later I’m still a bibliophile.

I’ve been buying books since I was eight years old. I accumulated the most books during my eight years of employment at Eighth Day Books (1997-2005). But I’ve continued to acquire them, especially during the time spent writing my PhD thesis. My wife and children have been so patient and gracious with my seemingly never-ending studies and the time-consuming work of developing EDI that, had I not moved most of my library to EDI’s headquarters at The Ladder, I may have been given the boot myself. My fiction (400+ volumes) and about 100 other books have remained at home; the other 5000+ volumes currently reside at The Ladder.

I’m launching our summer fundraising campaign today. In preparation for this campaign, several board members and I have spent some time thinking through our membership perks. We’ve made several changes (you can see them here; you can sign up here), and one of them significantly impacted the physical space of our headquarters at The Ladder. We’re opening up The Ladder and its 5000+ volume library (plus academic journals and thousands of articles) to all Eighth Day Members at the Patron level and above. (If you don’t live near Wichita, please accept our apologies. In addition to supporting a great cause, there are many other valuable benefits to membership, including a growing library of digital content and a significant discount to the Eighth Day Symposium.)

In light of this significant change to membership benefits, I’ve spent quite a bit of time reorganizing The Ladder’s Library. The stacks and stacks of books on the second floor were combined with the first floor books and then organized and categorized. 120 linear feet of bookshelves have been added and now all the books have a new home on the shelves.

During the process of moving those thousands of books around over the last couple of weeks, I remembered that Image Journal once published a list of their top 100 books. Eighth Day Books once did the same thing (I'll try to get a hold of that list and update this post with a link when I do). I performed a similar exercise, but far more humble in scale, when I wrote a piece for that original issue of Synaxis titled “The Books of My Life.” In that article I selected and commented on nineteen of the most influential books of my life. So I decided to extend my list of nineteen books. I began setting aside the books I deemed most important and I didn’t keep count. When I finished, after adding some books from my small library at home, I had multiple stacks that tallied in at well over 400 volumes. Instead of spending time cutting the stacks down, I decided to just start entering them. Counting multi-volume sets as a single book, when all was said and done the count stands at 388!

For all the folks who live in the Wichita area, consider this list a teaser for Patron membership. This is a sampling – just shy of 8% of the full library – of the sort of library you would have access to during regular business hours. Benefactors will have unlimited access to the upstairs with a private room for meetings, an office space for study, the second half of the library, and journals and articles, plus check-out privileges.

I’ve designated where each title is found: “1” for the first floor, “2” for the second floor, “O” for my office, and “H” for my home. And I’ve created a separate PDF document, in case you want to download and/or print the list out.

I hope you’ll support our work through membership. But I especially hope you’ll become a Patron or a Benefactor so I can see you reading and socializing at The Ladder!


 

The Books of Eighth Day Institute: An Alphabetical Selection

1. The Festal Menaion (O) translated by Mother Maria and Bishop Diokleia Kallistos

2. The Lenten Triodion (O) translated by Mother Maria and Bishop Diokleia Kallistos

3. Canonical Theism: A Proposal for Theology & the Church (2) edited by William J. Abraham, Jason E. Vickers, and Natalie B. Van Kirk

4. St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition (2) by Hilarion Alfeyev

5. The Divine Comedy (1) by Dante Alighieri

6. The Silence of Angels (1) by Dale C. Allison, Jr.

7. Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine (2) by Khaled Anatolios

8. Unspoken Wisdom: Truths My Father Taught Me (1) by Ray S. Anderson

9. Theological Foundations for Ministry (1) edited by Ray S. Anderson

10. The Prayers and Meditations (2) of St. Anselm

11. Nicomachean Ethics (2) by Aristotle

12. On the Incarnation (2) by St. Athanasius

13. The Life of Anthony and the Letter to Marcellinus (2) by St. Athanasius

14. On Christian Doctrine (2) by St. Augustine of Hippo

15. Sermons on the Liturgical Seasons (2) by St. Augustine of Hippo

16. Augustine and the Trinity (2) by Lewis Ayres

17. Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology (2) by Lewis Ayres

18. On the Tree of the Cross: Georges Florovsky and the Patristic Doctrine of Atonement (2) edited by Matthew Baker, Seraphim Danckaert, and Nicholas Marinides

19. T. F. Torrance and Eastern Orthodoxy: Theology in Reconciliation (2) edited by Matthew Baker

20. What Is the Bible? The Patristic Doctrine of Scripture (2) edited by Matthew Baker and Mark Mourachian

21. Anselm: Fides Quaerens Intellectum – Anselm’s Proof of the Existence of God in the Context of his Theological Scheme (2) by Karl Barth

22. From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present – 500 Years of Western Cultural Life (2) by Jacques Barzun

23. Every Book Its Reader: The Power of the Printed Word to Stir the World (H) by Nicholas A. Basbanes

24. A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World (H) by Nicholas A. Basbanes

25. Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture (H) by Nicholas A. Basbanes

26. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books (H) by Nicholas A. Basbanes

27. The Hexaemeron (2) by St. Basil the Great

28. Letters, 3 volumes (2) by St. Basil the Great (Loeb Classics)

29. On the Holy Spirit (2) by St. Basil the Great

30. Ecclesiastical History of the English People (2) by St. Bede

31. Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image (2) by John Behr

32. Lev Gillet: A Monk of the Eastern Church (O) by Elisabeth Behr-Sigel

33. The Rule (2) of St. Benedict

34. The Spirit of the Liturgy (1) by Pope Benedict XVI

35. The Twilight of American Culture (1) by Morris Berman

36. The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry (1) edited by Norman Wirzba

37. Farming: A Handbook (1) by Wendell Berry

38. Fidelity: Five Stories (1) by Wendell Berry

39. Jayber Crow (H) by Wendell Berry

40. Life Is a Miracle (1) by Wendell Berry

41. Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community (1) by Wendell Berry

42. Standing By Words (1) by Wendell Berry

43. What Are People For? (1) by Wendell Berry

44. John Senior and the Restoration of Realism (1) by Father Francis Bethel

45. The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality (1) edited by Brock Bingaman and Bradley Nassif

46. Changing the Subject: Art and Attention in the Internet Age (1) by Sven Birkerts

47. Georges Florovsky: Russian Intellectual, Orthodox Churchman (O) edited by Andrew Blane

48. God’s Plagiarist: Being an Account of the Fabulous Industry and Irregular Commerce of the Abbé Migne (1) by R. Howard Bloch

49. Nouvelle Théologie & Sacramental Theology: A Return to Mystery (2) by Hans Boersma

50. The Consolation of Philosophy (2) by Boethius

51. Life Together (1) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

52. Fahrenheit 451 (1) by Ray Bradbury

53. The Arena: An Offering to Contemporary Monasticism (2) by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

54. The Field: Cultivating Salvation (1) by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

55. The Death of Virgil (H) by Hermann Broch

56. The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (2) by Peter Brown

57. The Rise of Western Christendom (2) by Peter Brown

58. Son of Laughter (H) by Frederick Buechner

59. Earthen Vessels: The Practice of Personal Prayer According to the Patristic Tradition (1) by Gabriel Bunge

60. The Rublev Trinity: The Icon of the Trinity by the Monk-painter Andrei Rublev (O) by Gabriel Bunge

61. On Going to Bed (H) by Anthony Burgess

62. The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in Early Christian Monasticism (2) by Douglas Burton-Christie

63. How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (1) by Thomas Cahill

64. Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected (1) by Scott Cairns

65. Recovered Body: Poems (1) by Scott Cairns

66. Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire: The Development of Christian Discourse (2) by Averil Cameron

67. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (1) by Nicholas Carr

68. Institutions of Divine and Secular Learning (2) by Cassiodorus

69. The Complete Works (H) of Oswald Chambers

70. The Ball and the Cross (1) by G. K. Chesterton

71. The Flying Inn (1) by G. K. Chesterton

72. The Man Who Was Chesterton: The Best Essays, Stories, Poems and Other Writings (1) of G. K. Chesterton

73. The Outline of Sanity (1) by G. K. Chesterton

74.  St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis of Assisi (1) by G. K. Chesterton

75. Tremendous Trifles (1) by G. K. Chesterton

76. Dialogue of Love: Breaking the Silence of Centuries (2) edited by John Chryssavgis

77. The Roots of Christian Mysticism (1) by Olivier Clément

78. Religion and the Body (2) by Sarah Coakley

79. Re-Thinking Gregory of Nyssa (2) by Sarah Coakley

80. Way of the Ascetics: The Ancient Tradition of Discipline and Inner Growth (1) by Tito Colliander

81. The Meaning of Tradition (1) by Yves Congar

82. The Art of Seeing: Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography (1) by Maximos Constas

83. Proclus of Constantinople and the Cult of the Virgin in Late Antiquity: Homilies 1-5, Texts and Translations (O) by Nicholas Constas

84. The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction (2) by Matthew B. Crawford

85. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling (1) by Andy Crouch

86. Wider than Heaven: Eighth-Century Homilies on the Mother of God (2) translated and edited by Mary B. Cunningham

87. The Harp of Prophecy: Early Christian Interpretation of the Psalms (2) edited by Brian E. Daley and Paul R. Kolbet

88. Light on the Mountain: Greek Patristic and Byzantine Homilies on the Transfiguration of the Lord (2) translated and edited by Brian E. Daley

89. On the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies (2) translated and edited by Brian E. Daley

90. The Bible and the Liturgy (1) by Jean Daniélou

91. From Glory to Glory: Texts from Gregory of Nyssa’s Mystical Writings (2) by Jean Daniélou

92. The Lord of History (O) by Jean Daniélou

93. Origen (2) by Jean Daniélou

94. Dynamics of World History (2) by Christopher Dawson

95. The Formation of Christendom (2) by Christopher Dawson

96. Religion and the Rise of Western Culture: The Classic Study of Medieval Civilization (2) by Christopher Dawson

97. History and Spirit: The Understanding of Scripture According to Origen (2) by Henri de Lubac

98. Scripture in the Tradition and Medieval Exegesis: The Four Senses of Scripture, 3 volumes (2) by Henri de Lubac

99. Theological Fragments (2) by Henri de Lubac

100. Merton & Hesychasm: The Prayer of the Heart – The Eastern Church (1) edited by Bernadette Dieker and Jonathan Montaldo

101. The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose (1) of John Donne

102. The Brothers Karamazov (1) by Fyodor Dostoevsky

103. Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (1) by Ross Douthat

104. The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation (1) by Rod Dreher

105. How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History’s Greatest Poem (1) by Rod Dreher

106. Cosmos, Life and Liturgy in a Greek Orthodox Village (1) by Juliet Du Boulay

107. The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England 1400-1580 (2) by Eamon Duffy

108. The Name of the Rose (H) by Umberto Eco

109. The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage (1) by Paul Elie

110. Christianity and Culture (1) by T. S. Eliot

111. The Complete Poems and Plays (1909-1950) of T. S. Eliot

112. The Sacred Wood and Major Early Essays (1) by T. S. Eliot (especially “Tradition and the Individual Talent”)

113. Hymns on Paradise (2) by St. Ephrem the Syrian

114. The Spiritual Psalter (H) by St. Ephrem the Syrian

115. Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding American Culture (1) by Anthony Esolen

116. Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child (1) by Anthony Esolen

117. Life Under Compulsion: Ten Ways to Destroy the Humanity of Your Child (1) by Anthony Esolen

118. The Praktikos and Chapters on Prayer (2) by Evagrius Ponticus

119. The Art of the Icon: A Theology of Beauty (1) by Paul Evdokimov

120. In the World, of the Church: A Paul Evdokimov Reader (2) by Paul Evdokimov

121. Orthodoxy (2) by Paul Evdokimov

122. The Sacrament of Love (2) by Paul Evdokimov

123. On Liturgical Asceticism (1) by David Fagerberg

124. Theologia Prima: What Is Liturgical Theology? (1) by David Fagerberg

125. The Collected Works, 14 Volumes (O) of Georges Florovsky

126. “Being”: The Art and Life of Father Sophrony (2) by Sister Gabriela

127. Truth and Method (2) by Hans-Georg Gadamer

128. Mary and the Fathers of the Church: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Patristic Thought (2) by Luigi Gambero

129. Evening in the Palace of Reason: Bach Meets Frederick the Great in the Age of Enlightenment (1) by James R. Gaines

130. Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance (O) by Paul L. Gavrilyuk

131. A Holy Tradition of Working (1) by Eric Gill

132. Typography by Eric Gill

133. Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor (1) by Brad Gooch

134. The Life and Miracles of St Benedict (2) by St. Gregory the Great

135. Morals on the Book of Job, 3 volumes (2) by St. Gregory the Great

136. Festal Orations (2) by St. Gregory of Nazianzus

137. On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius (2) by St. Gregory of Nazianzus

138. Oration 2: In Defense of His Flight to Pontus, and His Return, After His Ordination to the Priesthood, with an Exposition of the Character of the Priestly Office (2) by St. Gregory Nazianzus

139. The Life of Moses (2) by St. Gregory of Nyssa

140. The End of the Modern World (2) by Romano Guardini

141. Letters from Lake Como: Explorations on Technology and the Human Race (2) by Romano Guardini

142. The Lord (1) by Romano Guardini

143. The Spirit of the Liturgy (2) by Romano Guardini

144. Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening (1) by Vigen Guroian

145. Rallying the Really Human Things: The Moral Imagination in Politics, Literature, and Everyday Life (1) by Vigen Guroian

146. Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination (1) by Vigen Guroian

147. Augustine and the Catechumenate (2) by William Harmless

148. Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism (2) by William Harmless

149. The Bible, Protestantism and the Rise of Natural Science (1) by Peter Harrison

150. Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies (2) by David Bentley Hart

151. The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth (2) by David Bentley Hart

152. The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss (2) by David Bentley Hart

153. The Hidden and the Manifest: Essays in Theology and Metaphysics (2) by David Bentley Hart

154. The Story of Christianity: A History of 2000 Years of the Christian Faith by David Bentley Hart

155. Survival or Prophecy: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Jean Leclercq (1) edited by Brother Patrick Hart

156. Orthodox Response to Roman Catholic and Protestant Missionaries in the East (2) by St. Raphael M. Hawaweeny

157. A Life Pleasing To God: The Spirituality of the Rules of Saint Basil (2) by Augustine Holmes

158. The Apostolic Fathers (2) edited by Michael W. Holmes

159. The Odyssey (1) by Homer

160. The Major Works (1) by Gerard Manley Hopkins

161. To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World (1) by James Davison Hunter

162. Against the Heresies, 3 volumes (2) by St. Irenaeus of Lyons

163. On the Apostolic Preaching (2) by St. Irenaeus of Lyons

164. The Ascetical Homilies (H) of St. Isaac the Syrian

165. Early Christianity and Greek Paideia (2) by Werner Jaeger

166. Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture, 3 volumes (1) by Werner Jaeger

167. On Spiritual Unity: A Slavophile Reader (1) edited by Boris Jakim and Robert Bird

168. The Conferences (2) by St. John Cassian

169. The Institutes (2) by St. John Cassian

170. Baptismal Instructions (2) by St. John Chrysostom

171. On Marriage and Family (2) by St. John Chrysostom

172. The Fount of Knowledge (2) by St. John of Damascus

173. Three Treatises on the Divine Images (2) by St. John of Damascus

174. The Ladder of Divine Ascent (2) by St. John of the Ladder

175. Love and Responsibility (2) by St. Pope John Paul II

176. Theology of the Body (2) by St. Pope John Paul II

177. Mystic Chords of Memory: The Transformation of Tradition in American Culture (1) by Michael Kammen

178. Elements of Rite: A Handbook of Liturgical Style (1) by Aidan Kavanagh

179. On Liturgical Theology (1) by Aidan Kavanagh

180. The Breadth and Depth of the Atonement: The Vicarious Humanity of Christ in the Church, the World, and the Self – Essays, 1990-2015 (2) by Christian D. Kettler

181. Incarnational Ministry: The Presence of Christ in Church, Society, and Family – Essays in Honor of Ray S. Anderson (1) edited by Christian D. Kettler and Todd H. Speidell

182. Reading Ray S. Anderson: Theology as Ministry, Ministry as Theology (1) by Christian D. Kettler

183. The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and the Reality of Salvation (2) by Christian D. Kettler

184. Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century (1) by Russell Kirk

185. Redeeming the Time (1) by Russell Kirk

186. The Patient Ferment of the Early Church: The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire (2) by Alan Kreider

187. Theology of the Body (2) by Jean-Claude Larchet

188. The True and only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics (1) by Christopher Lasch

189. The Pendragon Cycle, 3 volumes (H) by Stephen R. Lawhead

190. The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture (2) by Jean Leclercq

191. Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word: Meditations on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew, 3 volumes; 4th volume forthcoming (1) by Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis

192. The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies (1) by Michael C. Legaspi

193. Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom (2) by Peter Leithart

194. The Chronicles of Narnia, 7 volumes (H) by C. S. Lewis

195. The Discarded Image (1) by C. S. Lewis

196. God in the Dock (1) by C. S. Lewis

197. The Great Divorce (1) by C. S. Lewis

198. Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer (1) by C. S. Lewis

199. Mere Christianity (1) by C. S. Lewis

200. Screwtape Letters (1) by C. S. Lewis

201. Space Trilogy, 3 volumes (H) by C. S. Lewis

202. ‘Til We Have Faces (D) by C. S. Lewis

203. The Weight of Glory (1) by C. S. Lewis

204. The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age (2) by George A. Lindbeck

205. The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church (2) by Vladimir Lossky

206. Denys the Areopagite (2) by Andrew Louth

207. Discerning the Mystery: An Essay on the Nature of Theology (2) by Andrew Louth

208. Greek East and Latin West: The Church AD 681-1071 (2) by Andrew Louth

209. Mary and the Mystery of Incarnation (O) by Andrew Louth

210. Maximus the Confessor (2) by Andrew Louth

211. Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the Present (2) by Andrew Louth

212. The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition: From Plato to Denys (O) by Andrew Louth

213. St. John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology by Andrew Louth

214. Theology and Spirituality (2) by Andrew Louth

215. The Wilderness of God (2) by Andrew Louth

216. Wisdom of the Byzantine Church: Evagrios of Pontos and Maximos the Confessor (O) by Andrew Louth

217. Meditations of the Heart: The Psalms in Early Christian Thought and Practice – Essays in Honor of Andrew Louth (O) edited by A. Andreopoulos, A. Casiday, and C. Harrison

218. A Celebration of Living Theology: A Festschrift in Honour of Andrew Louth (O) edited by Justin Mihoc and Leonard Aldea

219. From Eden to Babylon: The Social and Political Essays (O) of Andrew Nelson Lytle

220. The Fifty Spiritual Homilies and the Great Letter (2) by St. Macarius of Egypt

221. Phantastes: A Faërie Romance (H) by George MacDonald

222. The Golden Key (H) by George MacDonald

223. After Virtue (2) by Alasdair MacIntyre

224. Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopedia, Geneaology, and Tradition (2) by Alasdair MacIntyre

225. A River Runs Through It (H) by Norman Maclean

226. Commentary on the Dream of Scipio (1) by Macrobius

227. The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality (1) by Kyriacos C. Markides

228. From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics (1) by Louis Markos

229. The End of Ancient Christianity (2) by R. A. Markus

230. Gregory the Great and His World (2) by R. A. Markus

231. Signs and Meanings: World and Text in Ancient Christianity (2) by R. A. Markus

232. On Difficulties in the Church Fathers, 2 volumes (2) by St Maximus the Confessor, edited by Nicholas Constas

233. Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West (H) by Cormac McCarthy

234. Saint Cyril of Alexandria and the Christological Controversy (2) by John McGuckin

235. Saint Gregory of Nazianzus: An Intellectual Biography by John McGuckin

236. The Transfiguration of Christ in Scripture and Tradition (O) by John McGuckin

237. The Seven Storey Mountain: An Autobiography of Faith (1) by Thomas Merton

238. A Canticle for Leibowitz (H) by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

239. Kansas: The History of the Sunflower State, 1854-2000 (1) by Craig Miner

240. The Heavenly Trumpet: John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation (2) by Margaret M. Mitchell

241. Orthodox Spirituality: An Outline of the Orthodox Ascetical and Mystical Tradition (1) by A Monk of the Eastern Church

242. The Year of Grace of the Lord (1) by A Monk of the Eastern Church

243. Parnassus on Wheels (H) by Christopher Morley

244. In the Face of Presumptions: Essays, Speeches, & Incidental Writings (H) by Barry Moser

245. Deification in Christ: Orthodox Perspectives on the Nature of the Human Person (2) by Panayiotis Nellas

246. Odes to Common Things (1) by Pablo Neruda

247. A Walk through the Bible (1) by Lesslie Newbigin

248. The Idea of a University (1) by John Henry Newman

249. Parochial and Plain Sermons (2) by John Henry Newman

250. The Philokalia, 4 of 5 volumes translated (1) compiled by St Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St Makarios of Corinth

251. The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence (1) by Henri J. M. Nouwen

252. Strangers & Sojourners (H) by Michael O’Brien

253. The Feast of Friendship (1) by Paul D. O’Callaghan

254. The Complete Stories (1) by Flannery O’Connor

255. The Habit of Being: Letters (1) of Flannery O’Connor selected and edited by Sally Fitzgerald

256. Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose (1) by Flannery O’Connor

257. Thirst: Poems (1) by Mary Oliver

258. Four Cultures of the West (1) by John W. O’Malley

259. Pachomian Koinonia, 3 volumes (2) by St Pachomius

260. The Homilies (O) by St Gregory Palamas

261. Orthodox Readings of Augustine (2) edited by Aristotle Papanikolaou and George E. Demarcopoulos

262. Pensées (2) by Blaise Pascal

263. Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter with Hellenism (2) by Jaroslav Pelikan

264. The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, 5 volumes (2) by Jaroslav Pelikan

265. Imago Dei: The Byzantine Apologia for Icons (1) by Jaroslav Pelikan

266. The Vindication of Tradition (1) by Jaroslav Pelikan

267. Orthodoxy and Western Culture: A Collection of Essays Honoring Jarsolav Pelikan on His Eightieth Birthday (2) edited by Valerie Hotchkiss and Patrick Henry (especially Jaroslav Pelikan, “A Personal Memoir: Fragments of a Scholar’s Autobiography” and Andrew Louth, “Is Development of Doctrine a Valid Category for Orthodox Theology?”)

268. The Angels and the Liturgy (O) by Eric Peterson

269. Take and Read: Spiritual Reading – An Annotated List (1) by Eugene H. Peterson

270. The Book on the Bookshelf (H) by Henry Petroski

271. Paperboy: Confessions of a Future Engineer (H) by Henry Petroski

272. The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance (H) by Henry Petroski

273. The Flight from God (2) by Max Picard

274. The World of Silence (1) by Max Picard

275. In Tune with the World (1) by Josef Pieper

276. Leisure the Basis of Culture (1) by Josef Pieper

277. What Is a Feast? (1) by Josef Pieper

278. George Müller of Bristol (1) by Arthur T. Pierson

279. The Last Days of Socrates (1) by Plato

280. Orthodox Readings of Aquinas (2) by Marcus Plested

281. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1) by Neil Postman

282. Technopoloy: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (1) by Neil Postman

283. Fathers and Heretics (2) by G. L. Prestige

284. God in Patristic Thought (2) by G. L. Prestige

285. Christ in the Psalms (1) by Patrick Henry Reardon

286. Letters to a Young Poet (1) by Rainer Maria Rilke

287. Gilead (H) by Marilynne Robinson

288. The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition (2) by Norman Russell

289. The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise (1) by Robert Cardinal Sarah

290. Are Women Human? Penetrating, Sensible, and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society (1) by Dorothy Sayers

291. Letters to a Diminished Church: Passionate Arguments for the Relevance of Christian Doctrine (1) by Dorothy Sayers

292. A Matter of Eternity: Selections from the Writings (1) of Dorothy Sayers (especially “The Lost Tools of Learning”)

293. Celebration of Faith, 3 volumes (2) by Alexander Schmemann

294. Church, World, Mission (1) by Alexander Schmemann

295. The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom (1) by Alexander Schmemann

296. Great Lent: Journey to Pascha (1) by Alexander Schmemann

297. Introduction to Liturgical Theology (1) by Alexander Schmemann

298. The Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann, 1973-1983 (2) by Alexander Schmemann

299. Liturgy and Tradition (1) by Alexander Schmemann

300. The Liturgy of Death (1) by Alexander Schmemann

301. Of Water and the Spirit: A Liturgical Study of Baptism (1) by Alexander Schmemann

302. The Death of Christian Culture (1) by John Senior

303. The Restoration of Christian Culture (1) by John Senior

304. This Dialectic of Blood and Light: George Seferis – Philip Sherrard – An Exchange: 1947-1971 (2) edited by Denise Sherrard

305. Christianity and Eros (2) by Philip Sherrard

306. The Sacred in Life and Art (O) by Philip Sherrard

307. Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation (2) by James K. A. Smith

308. Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works (2) by James K. A. Smith

309. I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition (1) by Twelve Southerners

310. The Spirituality of the Christian East, 2 volumes (1) by Thomas Spidlík

311. A History of the World in 6 Glasses (1) by Tom Standage

312. The Experience of God: Orthodox Dogmatic Theology, 6 volumes (2) by Dumitru Staniloae

313. Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide for the Faithful and a Definitive Manual for the Scholar (1) by Dumitru Staniloae

314. Prayer and Holiness (1) by Dumitru Staniloae

315. Theology and the Church (2) by Dumitru Staniloae

316. Time and Eternity (2) by Dumitru Staniloae

317. The Grapes of Wrath (H) by John Steinbeck

318. In Bluebeard’s Castle: Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture (1) by George Steiner

319. Language and Silence (1) by George Steiner

320. Tolstoy or Dostoevsky (1) by George Steiner

321. Successful Fathers: The Subtle but Powerful Ways Fathers Mold Their Children’s Characters (2) by James B. Stenson

322. The Life of Saint Symeon the New Theologian (2) by Niketas Stethatos

323. The Discourses (2) by St. Symeon the New Theologian

324. Divine Eros: Hymns (2) of St. Symeon the New Theologian

325. The First-Created Man: Seven Homilies (2) by St. Symeon the New Theologian

326. A Secular Age (2) by Charles Taylor

327. Poetic Knowledge: The Recovery of Education (1) by James S. Taylor

328. The Hobbit (1) by J. R. R. Tolkien

329. The Lord of the Rings, 3 volumes (H) by J. R. R. Tolkien

330. The Tolkien Reader (1) by J. R. R. Tolkien (especially “On Fairie Stories”)

331. Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham (H) by J. R. R. Tolkien  

332. Anna Karenina (H) by Leo Tolstoy

333. The Christian Frame of Mind (2) by Thomas F. Torrance

334. Divine Meaning: Studies in Patristic Hermeneutics (O) by Thomas F. Torrance

335. Theology in Reconciliation (2) by Thomas F. Torrance

336. The Trinitarian Faith (2) by Thomas F. Torrance

337. The Patristic Doctrine of Redemption: A Study of the Development of Doctrine During the First Five Centuries (2) by H. E. W. Turner

338. Kristin Lavransdatter (H) by Sigrid Undset

339. The Way of Holiness: A Guide to Living with Spiritual Discipline (O) by Robert Van de Weyer

340. What Is Unique About Orthodox Culture (1) by Archimandrite Vasileios

341. The Hymn of Entry (1) by Archimandrite Vasileios

342. Ecclesial Being: Contributions to Theological Dialogue (2) by Christopher Veniamin

343. The Aeneid (1) by Virgil

344. The Georgics (1) by Virgil

345. Laurus (1) by Eugene Vodolazkin

346. The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics, 7 volumes (2) by Hans Urs von Balthasar

347. Origen: Spirit & Fire – A Thematic Anthology of His Writings (2) edited by Hans Urs von Balthasar

348. Prayer (1) by Hans Urs von Balthasar

349. Truth is Symphonic: Aspects of Christian Pluralism (2) by Hans Urs von Balthasar

350. The World of Prayer (1) by Adrienne Von Speyr

351. Infinite Jest (H) by David Foster Wallace

352. Anselm of Canterbury: A Monastic Scholar (2) by Benedicta Ward

353. The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection (2) edited by Benedicta Ward

354. Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice (1) by Graham Ward

355. The Inner Kingdom: The Collected Works, 1 volume (2) by Kallistos Ware

356. The Orthodox Church (1) by Kallistos Ware

357. The Orthodox Way (2) by Kallistos Ware

358. Helena (H) by Evelyn Waugh

359. Divine Grace and Human Agency: A Study of the Semi-Pelagian Controversy (2) by Rebecca Harden Weaver

360. Ideas Have Consequences (1) by Richard M. Weaver

361. Visions of Order: The Cultural Crisis of Our Time (1) by Richard M. Weaver

362. Christian Friendship in the Fourth Century (2) by Carolinne White

363. The Once and Future King (H) by T. H. White

364. When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer (H) by Walt Whitman

365. The First Thousand Year: A Global History of Christianity (2) by Robert Louis Wilken

366. Remembering the Christian Past (1) by Robert Louis Wilken

367. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God (2) by Robert Louis Wilken

368. The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus (1) by Dallas Willard

369. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God (1) by Dallas Willard

370. The Divine Sense: The Intellect in Patristic Theology (2) by A. N. Williams

371. A Charles Williams Reader: 3 Novels (H) by Charles Williams

372. Essential Writings in Spirituality and Theology (2) of Charles Williams (edited by Charles Hefling)

373. The Figure of Beatrice: A Study in Dante (1) by Charles Williams

374. Outlines of Romantic Theology (1) by Charles Williams

375. Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery (1) by Gregory Wolfe

376. Chesterton: The Nightmare Goodness of God (1) by Ralph Wood

377. Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South (1) by Ralph Wood

378. Elements of Faith: An Introduction to Orthodox Theology (2) by Christos Yannaras

379. The Freedom of Morality (2) by Christos Yannaras

380. On the Absence and Unknowability of God: Heidegger and the Areopagite (2) by Christos Yannaras

381. Orthodoxy and the West (2) by Christos Yannaras

382. Relational Ontology (2) by Christos Yannaras

383. Variations on the Song of Songs (2) by Christos Yannaras

384. Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture (1) by Frances M. Young

385. God’s Presence: A Contemporary Recapitulation of Early Christianity (1) by Frances M. Young

386. The Hidden Man of the Heart (1 Peter 3:4): The Cultivation of the Heart in Orthodox Christian Anthropology (2) by Archimandrite Zacharias

387. Being as Communion (2) by John D. Zizioulas

388. Lectures in Christian Dogmatics (2) by John D. Zizioulas

 

 

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