28 February 2009
Very Fine Reading
In between groaning and holding the pillow, I spent the afternoon reading much of *Orthodox Readings of Augustine* - a collection of essays that trace out some of the interactions of Orthodox readers to Augustine and some insights into Augustine himself by various contributors. It's a must read for those who think Romanides, Yannaris and Zizioulas get Augustine right. It's published by SVS 2008. Among the essays I particularly thought well done (aside from the introductory tracing of how Augustine fares among the Orthodox), were Flogaus' essay on the use of St. Augustine in the Hesychast Controversy (outstanding!); Daley's essay Making a Human Will Divine: Augustine and Maximus on Christ and Human Salvation; and the really outstanding work by Lewis Ayres on Augustine's Pneumatology and the Metaphysics of the Spirit; and last but not least Andrew Louth's "Heart in Pilgrimage:" St. Augustine as Interpreter of the Psalms [happy to note that Augustine's words on Psalm 101 - the example Louth uses - are printed in the footnotes of the Lutheran Study Bible. Sweet!]. Kudos to St. Vlad's for publishing these essays!
Posted by William Weedon at 7:02 PM