Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Book Wednesdays: Seven Days on the Roads of France by Vladimir Lossky


Dear Students and Friends,

Often, we can be encouraged in our Christian walk by contemporary saints who have struggled with the issues of the modern world. Here is an interesting biographical book by Vladimir Lossky:

Seven Days on the Roads of France follows Vladimir Lossky's attempt to enlist in the French army after the Nazi invasion of France in 1940. It records his reflections on suffering; the true nature of Christian or Western civilization; the rightness or otherwise of war; the problematic relationship between Church and State; what we mean by a "nation"; and secularization. Such issues are mulled over, not as arid abstractions, by someone who, as he walks across an increasingly war-torn landscape, quite literally has his feet on the ground. A revelation to those who know only Lossky's more scholarly works - here one discovers his rounded personality, his warm humanity, and his love not only of Christian France but of the West in general.

You can receive 2 credits for reading this book and completing the homework. Simply read, fill out the General Worksheet for Books (available from the Lessons tab above) and email it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

You can purchase the book here.

Seven Days on the Roads of France by Vladimir Lossky. ISBN 978-0-88141-418-9. 114 pages. St Vladimir Press: 2012.

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