Christianity: Lineaments of a Sacred Tradition

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Christianity: Lineaments of a Sacred Tradition

By Philip Sherrard

Foreword by Bp Kallistos Ware.

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Christianity: Lineaments of a Sacred Tradition
By Philip Sherrard
Foreword by Bp Kallistos Ware.

Lineaments - an outline, feature, or contour of a body or figure, especially of a face. In this culmination of his life's work, the popular Orthodox lay theologian and translator of the Philokalia draws from the depths of tradition the "face" of Christianity as a world religion. Through a critique of the modern scientific and rationalist paradigm, Sherrard seeks to restore the foundations of Christian cosmology and ecology, and to reaffirm the prime importance of sacred symbolism and art. The book includes a creative engagement with non-Christian traditions, with the "metaphysical logic" of Rene Guenon, and with distinctively modern thinkers such as Nietzche and Jung. Readers will, as always, find Sherrard's argument and insights fresh, provoking and challenging. The volume begins with a major biographical essay and commentary on Sherrad's oeuvre by Bp Kallistos Ware.

Phillip Sherrad (1922-1995) will long be noted for his work as a translator of moden Greek poetry and as a creative interpreter of the living tradition of the Orthodox Church. Other works include: The Marble Threshing Floor: Studies in Modern Greek Poetry; The Greek East and the Latin West; Christianity and Eros: Essays on the Theme of Sexual Love; Odysseus Elytis: Selected Poems (with Edmund Keeley); The Sacred in Life and Art; Human Image, World Image.

"One of the most profound presentations of the nature of the Christian tradition that I have ever read. This is a book which contains treasures of immense value for the thoughtful reader and theological specialist alike." - Rev Vincent Rossi

One can read it many times for insights and lines of argumentation not usually found in standard presentations of Orthodox literature." - Rev. Robert G Stephanopoulos
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America


Colour cover, 152 x 230mm, 253 pages, paperback.

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Author Philip Sherrard
Pages 253
Cover Soft
Width (mm) 152
Height (mm) 230

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