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Fasting and Science

by Constantine Cavarnos
Translated by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna and Bishop Auxentios of Photiki

ISBN 0–911165–14–2
21 pp.

Dr. Cavarnos helps us to understand the centrality of fasting in Orthodox Patristic teaching and in our daily lives, telling us not only how we should fast, but also what consequences fasting has for our spiritual lives and for our physical health.

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 Translators
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.

The Right Reverend Auxentios, Director of the C.T.O.S., is a graduate of Princeton University. He received the Licentiate in Theology from the C.T.O.S. and the Doctor of Theology degree in Orthodox Liturgics at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley.