List of Publications

Books, written and edited, online pieces, articles in journals, encyclopedia and dictionary entries, book chapters.


  • How to Be a Sinner: Finding Yourself in the Language of Repentance (Yonkers, NY: SVS Press, 2018).
  • Arvo Pärt: Out of Silence (Yonkers, NY: SVS Press, 2015).
  • Beginnings: Early Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008).
  • Sweeter than Honey: Orthodox Thinking on Dogma and Truth (Crestwood, NY: SVS Press, 2006).
  • Beyond the East-West Divide: The WCC and "The Orthodox Problem" (Geneva: WCC, 2001), with Anna Marie Aagaard.
  • (ed., with Dagmar Heller) Interpreting Together: Essays in Hermeneutics (Geneva: WCC, 2001).
  • (ed., with Alan Falconer) Episkopé and Episcopacy and the Quest for Visible Unity (Geneva: WCC, 1999). 
  • (ed., with Thomas FitzGerald) Turn to God—Rejoice in Hope: Orthodox Reflections On the Way to Harare (Geneva: WCC, 1998). 
  • (ed., intr.) Daily Readings in Orthodox Spirituality (Springfield, IL: Templegate, 1996).

SVS Press Foundations Series, edited and introduced:

    • Mary B. Cunningham, Mary, Mother of God and Mother of Life in Orthodox Tradition (2015)
    • Augustine Casiday, Remember the Days of Old: Orthodox Thinking on the Patristic Heritage (2014).
    • Norman Russell, Fellow Workers with God: Orthodox Thinking on Theosis (2009).
    • Elizabeth Theokritoff, Living in God's Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology (2009).
    • John and Lyn Breck, Stages on Life's Way: Orthodox Thinking on Bioethics (2005).
    • John Garvey, Seeds of the Word: Orthodox Thinking on Other Faiths (2005).

Audio Course

  • "The Orthodox Christian Church: Its History, Beliefs, and Practices," 24-lecture audio course on CD, published by Now You Know Media, August 2008.

Occasional pieces online

Articles in peer-reviewed journals and books

  • “Adam and Eve,” in Paul Blowers and Peter Martens, eds, Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018).
  • "'What do you Think of the Christ: Whose Son is He?'—Nature and Provenance," in St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 61.3 (2017), 253-272.
  • “War and Peace: Providence and the Interim,” in Perry Hamalis and Valerie Karras, eds, Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017).
  • “‘Nostra Aetate’: Views From a Sibling, on Inclusivism and Pluralism,” in Charles Cohen, Paul Knitter, Ulrich Rosenhagen, eds, “Nostra Aetate” and the Future of Interreligious Dialogue. (New York: Orbis, 2017).
  • “Arvo Pärt and the Case for an Interdisciplinary Study of the Sacred Arts,” in John A. McGuckin, ed., Orthodoxy and the Sacred Arts, Sophia Studies in Orthodox Theology, vol. 10 (New York: Theotokos Press, 2016), 7-19.
  • With Patricia Fann Bouteneff, “Sacred Narrative and the Truth: What Does it Mean if it Didn’t Happen?” in Rico G. Monge, Kerry P. C. San Chirico, and Rachel J. Smith, eds, Hagiography and Religious Truth: Case Studies in the Abrahamic and Dharmic Traditions (New York: Bloomsbury, 2016), 37-49.
  • “What Do We Do With This? Ecumenical Implications of the Handling of the Eucharist,” in M. Root and J. Buckley, eds., What Does it Mean to “Do This”? Supper, Mass, Eucharist, Pro Ecclesia Series, 4 (Eugene, OR: Cascade/Wipf and Stock, 2014), 74 – 87.
  • "The World Council of Churches: An Orthodox Perspective," in John A. Radano, Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism: Exploring the Achievements of International Dialogue (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012).
  • "Patriarch Bartholomew as a Leader in the Orthodox Church," in William G. Rusch, ed., The Witness of Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch (Eerdmans, 2012, fc.).
  • "Ecclesiology and Ecumenism," in Augustine Casiday, ed., The Orthodox Christian World (Routledge, 2012), 369-382.
  • "Liberation: Challenges to Modern Orthodox Theology from the Contextual Theologies," in Union Seminary Quarterly Review 63 (2012), 24-33.
  • "Dionysius the Areopagite," "Oriental Orthodox Churches," and "Paradise," in John A. McGuckin, ed., The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity (Blackwell, 2011).
  • "Whatever That Was! Paradise According to Gregory of Nazianzus," Studia Patristica 47 (2010), 141-146.
  • "Ecumenical Ecclesiology and the Language of Unity," Journal of Ecumenical Studies 44 (2009).
  • "Christ and Salvation," in Mary Cunningham Corran and Elizabeth Theokritoff, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 93-106.
  • "Orthodox Church, Russian, History of, and Theological Characteristics," in Daniel M. Patte, ed., Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (Cambridge University Press, 2008), with Nadieszda Kizenko.
  • "The Two Wills of God: Providence in St John of Damascus," Studia Patristica 42 (2006), 291-296.
  • "Koinonia and Eucharistic Unity: An Orthodox Response," in Liturgy 20 (2005), 57-65 (revision of publication in The Ecumenical Review—see below).
  • (With A.M. Allchin), substantial revision and enlargement of Rowan Williams, "Eastern Orthodox Theology," in David F. Ford, ed., The Modern Theologians, third edn. (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005).
  • "Reading the Lives of the Saints: Metaphors, Miracles, and Inter-Orthodox Rapprochement," in Else Marie Wiberg Pedersen, Johannes Nissen, eds., Cracks in the Walls: Essays on Spirituality, Ecumenicity, and Ethics (Festchr. Anna Marie Aagaard), (Berlin: Peter Lang, 2004), 131-140.
  • "The Mystery of Union: Elements in an Orthodox Sacramental Theology," in Geoffrey Rowell, Christine Hall, eds., Gestures of God: Explorations in Sacramental Theology (London/New York: Continuum, 2004), 91-107.
  • "Jesus in the Orthodox Tradition," in J.L. Houlden, ed., Jesus in History, Culture and Thought: An Encyclopedia (Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2004).
  • "Eastern Orthodoxy," in Hans Hillerbrand, ed., Encyclopedia of Protestantism (Routledge, 2003).
  • "Freedom and Faithfulness," in Michael Plekon, ed., Tradition Alive: On the Church and the Christian Life in Our Time, (Sheed & Ward/Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), 257-261. (In the same volume: translation from Russian of S. Bulgakov, "Dogma and Dogmatic Theology," 67-80.)
  • "What Kind of Fool Am I: Further Gleanings from Holy Folly," in John Behr, et al., eds., Abba: The Tradition of Orthodoxy in the West (Festschr. Kallistos Ware), (SVS Press, 2003), 335-349.
  • "The Report of the Special Commission on Orthodox Participation in the WCC: An Introduction," The Ecumenical Review 55 (2003), 49-55.
  • "A Broader and Deeper Fellowship? Orthodox Participation in the WCC and its implications for the Roman Catholic Church," One In Christ, 38.i (2003), 3-15.
  • "The Porvoo Common Statement: An Orthodox Response," in Ola Tjørhom, ed., Apostolicity and Unity: Essays on the Porvoo Common Statement (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Geneva: WCC, 2002), 231-244.
  • "All Creation in United Thanksgiving: Gregory of Nyssa and the Wesleys on Salvation," S.T. Kimbrough, ed., Orthodox and Wesleyan Spirituality (Crestwood, NY: SVS Press, 2002), 189-201. 
  • "Placing the Christology of Didymus the Blind, Studia Patristica 23 (2001), 389-395.
  • "Koinonia and Eucharistic Unity: An Orthodox Response," The Ecumenical Review 52 (2000), 72-80. 
  • "Koinonia et communion eucharistique: Un point de vue Orthodoxe," Irénikon 73 (2000) [French translation of previous]. 
  • "Essential or Existential: The Problem of the Body in the Anthropology of St Gregory of Nyssa," in H.R. Drobner and A. Viciano, edd., Gregory of Nyssa: Homilies on the Beatitudes—An English Version with Commentary and Supporting Studies (Leiden: Brill, 2000), 409-19.
  • "The Human Person and the Person of Christ," Sobornost / Eastern Churches Review 22 (1999), 22-36.
  • "Chalcedonians and Non-Chalcedonians: Realizing Unity," St Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 42 (1998), 153-69.
  • "Holy Work: The Orthodox Churches, the WCC and the Upcoming Assembly," WCC Feature Service No. 5, 1998 [translated into nine languages] . 
  • "Orthodox Ecumenism: A Contradiction in Terms?," In Communion 9 (July 1997), 1-8 -- reprinted in Sourozh 69 (August 1997). See also " Speaking to the Responses", the author's rejoinder, in In Communion 11 (January 1998).
  • "Soteriological Imagery in Gregory of Nyssa's Antirrheticus," Studia Patristica 22 (1996), 81-86.
  • "The Timeless Steps Into Time: The Icon in the Vision of E.N. Trubestkoi," Modern Greek Studies Yearbook 10/11 (1994-1995), 675-85.
  • "Physis: A Test Case in the Christian Adaptation of Greek Philosophical Terminology" in K. Boudouris, ed., Philosophy and Orthodoxy (Athens, 1994), 105-15.
  • "Filosofija ij Teologija: Ontologija ij Terminologija," Filosofske Studije, Journal of the Belgrade Philosophical Institute 6 (1993), 327-35 . 
  • "St Gregory Nazianzen and Two-Nature Christology," St Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 38 (1994), 255-270.