I think that fr Sophrony’s theology has greatly contributed, in our times, to edify a Christian anthropology, which while respecting the Patristic tradition, at the same time expresses itself in a uniquely personal contemporary way. And even more than that: St Sophrony became himself a living flame of God’s Grace, by realising in himself this analogical consubstantiality described above.
(From the Editorial)
Contents: 1. The Dialogue of Elder Sophrony with his generation within his biography of Saint Silouan, ARCHIMANDRITE ZACHARIAS, 2. Theology as a Spiritual State in the life and the writings of St Sophrony the Athonite, ARCHIMANDRITE PETER, 3. Godforsakenness according to St Sophrony the Athonite, ARCHIMANDRITE EPHRAIM, 4. St Sophrony’s ‘Testament’: The Trinity as a model for monastic community, HIEROMONK NIKOLAI SAKHAROV, 5. The experience of temporality according to St Sophrony, GEORGIOS I. MANTZARIDIS, 6. Ecstasy as Descent: The Palamite and Maximian bedrock of the theology of St Sophrony, NIKOLAOS LOUDOVIKOS, 7. St Sophrony’s image of Christ in a liturgical perspective, NUN GABRIELA