Theology in the Russian Diaspora by John Thompson

Theology in the Russian Diaspora

Theology in the Russian Diaspora: Church, Fathers, Eucharist in Nikolai Afanas’ev (1893-1966)
by Aidan Nichols, O.P.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989
295 pp., $49.50

reviewed by John Thompson

When Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I lifted the mutual anathemas between the Roman Catholic and the Eastern Orthodox churches, one of the theologians present at the December 7, 1965 service in Rome was Orthodox theologian Nikolai Afanas’ev. His presence in Rome during the closing sessions of the Second Vatican Council is some measure of his contribution to ecclesiology and to the thaw in relations between Christendom Eastern and Western.

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John Thompson is a librarian and professor at Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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