Miss Emily’s Fire
The Orthodox Elements in Emily Dickinson’s Spirituality and Mysticism
by Archbishop Chrysostomos
Emily Dickinson is one of America's more beloved poets. Better known in the twentieth century than in the nineteenth, when she lived, her fame has endured well into the twenty-first century. Archbishop Chrysostomos’ short new book, an eloquent study, recounts her life and work and discusses her religious belief with finesse and insight, identifying soupçons of Orthodox mysticism in what have at times been portrayed-wrongly, as His Eminence contends-as her anti-Christian religious ideas and spirituality. —Hieromonk Patapios
About the Author
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.
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