Orthodoxy and Psychology – Fr. Alexis Trader’s New Book

by Protecting Veil

Fr. Alexis Trader recently released his new book, Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy: A Meeting of Minds. For those of you unfamiliar with Fr. Alexis, he is a priestmonk and spiritual father of Karakallou Monastery on the Holy Mountain, and author of In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord: An Orthodox Interpretation of the Gifts of the Spirit.

Before leaving for Greece, Fr. Alexis was a professor at St. Tikhon’s Seminary. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Thessalonica, with professor Anestis Keselopoulos. His new book is, essentially, his PhD dissertation.

To make folks aware of his new book, he is publishing a series of articles on Orthodox blogs. He began a few days ago and will be posting according to the following schedule:

Post #1 – March 23rd: Mystagogy
Post #2 – March 25th: Second Terrace
Post #3 – March 28th: Vox Stefani
Post #4 – March 31st: Biblicalia

At the end of his first blog post, Fr. Alexis writes the following:

For those unfamiliar with academic presses that produce a limited number of monographs for university libraries, the book will unfortunately seem rather expensive. I would encourage those who wish to read the book, but find it outside their budget, to approach their local college or public library about the possibility of purchasing it. Perhaps, groups of five could purchase it as a donation for their parish library or the pastor’s library. If the hardbound copies sell well, a less expensive paperback may be on the way.

What Fr. Alexis doesn’t mention is that there is a deadline by which a certain number of hardbound copies needs to be sold, or else a less expensive paperback will never be an option (the deadline, as I understand it, is within the next month or so). If you’re able, please mention Fr. Alexis’s book to friends who might find it of interest. If it’s easy, please tweet about it or post it to your Facebook page. We’re trying to get the word out and we need your help!

For excerpts from the book, please check out the following links:
Book Introduction

Chapter Nine

The book can be purchased retail from Amazon or wholesale directly from the publisher, Peter Lang.

  • Mother Macaria

    Dear Herman,

    You did not mention where this new book of Fr. Alexis Trader is available for purchase or if wholesale terms are available.
    –Mother Macaria

  • http://www.ProtectingVeil.com/ ProtectingVeil

    Just so…my apologies! Thank you for bringing this to my attention (the main thrust of the post was to send folks to the other blog posts…but I should still have posted the links!) I’ve fixed it!

  • Monk

    There is a new review of Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy by Archbishop Chrysostomos appearing in Orthodox Tradition and available on line at:

    http://orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/review-of-ancient-christian-wisdom-and-aaron-becks-cognitive-therapy.aspx

  • http://www.ProtectingVeil.com/ ProtectingVeil

    Thanks for the head’s up, Pater…I’ll definitely take a look at it!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y2OFNJFKFRM65TGRGKVJXZJHAA Rene

    Might you know why they can’t offer an easy $9.99 kindle version since it’s about 70% profit and very easy to distribute to large audiences?

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