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Living Icons: Persons of Faith in the Eastern Church
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Notre Dame Pr
Publication date June 1, 2002
Pages 337
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780268033507
ISBN-10 0268033501
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $37.50
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Living Icons presents an intimate portrait of holiness as exemplified in the lives and thoughts of ten people of faith in the Eastern Orthodox Church. In this inspiring volume, Michael P. Plekon introduces readers to a diverse and unusual group of men and women who strove to put the Gospel of Christ into action in their lives. The living icons Plekon describes were, among other things, priests, theologians, writers, and caregivers to the homeless and poor. One was an artist who became the greatest icon painter in this century; another was assassinated for his teachings in post-Soviet Russia. These remarkable people of faith lived through times of great suffering: forced emigration, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. Many of them were criticized, if not condemned, by ecclesiastical opponents and authorities. yet each demonstrate a unique pattern for holiness, illustrating that the path to sainthood is open to all. With the fall of state socialism, Eastern Orthodox churches and monasteries are being reopened and receiving renewed interest from believers and nonbelievers alike. Plekon calls to our attention people like Saint Seraphim of Sarov (1759-1832), a monk,

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9780268033507 | details & prices | 337 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $37.50
About: Living Icons presents an intimate portrait of holiness as exemplified in the lives and thoughts of ten people of faith in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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9780268033514 | details & prices | 368 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $18.00
About: An intimate portrait of holiness as exemplified in the lives and thoughts of ten people of faith in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

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