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WCC to launch book series on Orthodox theology

June 6, 2012

GENEVA

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has announced the development of a new book series on Orthodox theology in partnership with Volos Academy in Greece.

Pantelis Kalaitzidis will be the editor of the series.

The series, entitled Doxa and Praxis: Exploring Orthodox Theology, ‘invites creative and original reflection that reappraises, re-appropriates and further develops the riches of Orthodox thought for a deeper renewal of Orthodox Christianity and for the benefit of the whole oikoumene” (the original Greek referred to the whole creation; currently used to denote all of global Christianity), said Kalaitzidis.

An international panel of ten academics, including Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon, serve as editorial consultants to the series.

On April 30, Kalaitzidis presented the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with advance copies of the first two publications ― a brief glimpse at Orthodox Theology in the Twenty-First Century by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and Kalaitzidis's own constructive proposal on Orthodoxy and Political Theology.

Both publications will be commercially available as of 1 July.

Like all WCC Publications, the new book series will be available through North American distributor International Specialized Book Services and UK-based Gazelle, as well as through other online retailers, such as www.amazon.com.

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