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The Question of Union
A Forthright Discussion of the Possibility of Union of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Roman Catholicism

by Constantine Cavarnos
Translated by Patrick G. Barker [Hieromonk Patapios]
Preface by Photios Kontoglou
Foreword by Bishop [Archbishop] Chrysostomos

ISBN 0–911165–21–5
52 pp.
$5.95


An excellent, concise summary of the differences between Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Dr. Cavarnos points out quietly that there are serious differences which make present ecumenical dialogues between Catholics and Orthodox more theoretical than real.


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About the Author
Professor Constantine Cavarnos, a distinguished contemporary philosopher, Byzantinist, and Orthodox thinker, received his doctorate in philosophy at Harvard University. He holds the Licentiate in Orthodox Theological Studies honoris causa from the C.T.O.S.
About the Translator
Hieromonk Patapios, Academic Director of the C.T.O.S., holds the honors B.A. from Cambridge University, the Licentiate in Orthodox Theological Studies from the C.T.O.S., graduate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh, and the Doctor of Theology degree in Patristics from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.
About the Prefacers
Photios Kontoglou was one of the most notable figures in contemporary Greek art and æsthetics, as well as an iconographer of international renown.

The Most Reverend Dr. Chrysostomos is a Senior Scholar at the C.T.O.S. He completed his studies in history (with a concentration in Byzantine historical theology) at the University of California, the Licentiate in Theology at the C.T.O.S., and his graduate study in psychology at Princeton University. He has held professorial posts at the University of California, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Ashland University and visiting professorships at the Theological Institute of Uppsala University (Sweden) and, as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at the University of Bucharest, the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iaşi, and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. His Eminence is also former Executive Director of the United States Fulbright Commission in Romania.