Why ‘The Churches and Rites of Passage’?

Frances Knight is Vice-President of the Ecclesiastical History Society, and Professor of the History of Modern Christianity in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham. The Churches and Rites of Passage – postponed Not for a moment when I was planning the Churches and Rites of Passage conference did it…

The divine travels of John Cassian

Simon Cashmore is a student at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His PhD study investigates the relationship between the descriptions of ecstatic experiences in the writings of John Cassian and the texts’ broader advocacy of self-control and constraint in the pursuit of holiness.   John Cassian had a knack for travelling into trouble that…

Stephen Hatherly (1827–1905) and his Journey to Russia

Deacon Eugene Lyutko is a fellow in the Research center for the History of Theology and Theological Education at Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University, Moscow and a PhD student in Theology at the University of Vienna. He researching modern history of Orthodox Christianity in Russia in intellectual, institutional and comparative aspects.    I was very impressed…