What is the relationship between God, eternity, time and the cosmos?
How does the Orthodox Church understand ‘rites of passage’?
Did Constantine the Great possess British roots?
Did the Medieval Church contribute to the development of the computer?
And what was the star of Bethlehem?
Further Windows to Orthodoxy: Faith, Worship, Science and Pilgrimage is the sequel to Guy Freeland’s acclaimed Windows to Orthodoxy, which in 2013 introduced us to this polymath’s engaging and entertaining approach to Orthodox Christian faith, life and culture. The present volume’s broad sweep of topics, ranging from scriptural interpretation, the unravelling of the deeper meaning of feast days and the veneration of saints, the theology of the Orthodox icon, to gardens as spaces of sacred revelation, the psychology of religious experience and forms of historical methodology, not to mention pilgrimages to Cyprus, Northumbria and Iceland, will intrigue the reader and inspire them on the Christian journey.
Guy Freeland was born and educated in England, obtaining his PhD from the University of Bristol. Having arrived in Australia with his wife, Jill, in 1964, he taught the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of New South Wales for thirty-four years. He has been an Honorary Lecturer at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College since its foundation in 1986, teaching and writing particularly in the areas of biblical and liturgical studies.