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Book review: A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt

prodigal-saintA Prodigal Saint:
Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

by Nadieszda Kizenko

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A Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People is a very thorough presentation. This is not a hagiography, but a scholarly biography, as unbiased as possible, based on many contemporary documents, including letters received by the saint. Each chapter is nicely summarized in the last paragraphs of each section.

The strength of the book is how it situates John (1829-1908) in the context of his time, his country and his people, as is highlighted in the title itself.

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Some of you may have noticed that I started another blog a few months ago. On Myrtle Skete, I will exclusively post book reviews, reading notes, conferences, and pictures related to Orthodoxy.

If you are intrigued and want to read my full review of this book, please come this way.

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Frenglish gleanings week 5

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Frenglish gleanings
week 5

Frenglish? The links will be either in English or in French

Gleanings? Anything I found personally interesting and worthy of being shared with all my readers

books

ABOUT BOOKS

Balkan literature

Moscow’s revamped libraries

Russia’s best new independent bookstores

 

 

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Birding in Illinois

 

DID YOU DISCOVER ANYTHING NEW HERE TODAY?
ANYTHING YOU RECENTLY DISCOVERED SOMEWHERE ELSE
AND THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

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Book beginnings: Oblivion

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Oblivion

I stand at the boundary of Europe. Here, every cliff above the ocean reveals the yellow bone of stone and the ocher-red soil, looking like flesh; the bone crumbles under the blows of the waves, the flesh of the soil devours the tide. The ocean is so vast that eyes cannot encompass it. Here, Europe ends; the shore recedes, as if the continent was drawing into itself.
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Oblivion,
by Sergei Lebedev

Publisher’s website

My review

 

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