Archbishop Chrysostomos Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies

This book, by a gifted scholar and Hieromonk at the Karakallou Monastery on Mount Athos, is a new volume in Peter Lang’s American University Studies Series. In his foreword, H.T. Englehardt remarks that Father Alexis, who holds a doctoral degree in theology from the University of Thessaloniki, brings together in this book the world of psychology and the spiritual teachings of the Church fathers: enriching science, thereby, with a spiritual dimension that it can appreciate without necessarily acknowledging the foundational principles of Christianity; and, at the same time, demonstrating that … [Read more...]

Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy

This work explores the seemingly disparate worlds of cognitive therapy and ancient Christian thought concerning how our thinking influences our emotions, behaviors, and ultimately our lives.  In this innovative study about mental and spiritual health, readers are taken on a journey that explores the theory and techniques of cognitive therapy as well as the perennial teachings of ascetics and monks of the Christian tradition.  This groundbreaking interdisciplinary volume in the art of pastoral counseling, patristic studies, and the interface between psychology and theology will be a coveted … [Read more...]