Books & Literature


Bram Stoker on Christ and Fiction Writing

"Fiction as Food" by G.K. Chesterton

Exercising the Brain With Reading

Reading Fiction: The Pursuit of a Peculiar Pleasure

The Christian and Fantasy Media

Orthodox Fundamentalism, Conspiracies and Harry Potter

Saint Nektary of Optina and the Arts

Elder Paisios: "Light Reading Does Not Redeem"

Does Media Help Us Appreciate Life In Its Fullest?

The Easter Sunday When Greeks Asked "How is Lord Byron?" Before Saying "Christ is Risen!"

Dostoevsky's Spiritual Therapy

Photios Kontoglou on Fyodor Dostoevsky

Dostoevsky and Spiritualism

Alexandros Papadiamandis: The Spiritual Dimension of His Work

Alexandros Papadiamandis and Sigmund Freud

The Church of Panagia of Finikia and Lord Byron

Oscar Wilde and the Greek New Testament

Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince"

Dorian Gray and His Conscience

Dostoevsky On Edgar Allan Poe

"The Raven": Demon of Despair (On Poe and Death)

Edgar Allan Poe as a Philhellene

Ernest Hemingway On the Catastrophy of Smyrna in 1922

Photios Kontoglou on American Writers (Emerson, Poe and Dana)

Photios Kontoglou on Goethe, Kazantzakis and Venezis

James Joyce and Orthodox Holy Week

Mark Twain's Visit to the Holy Sepulchre

Herman Melville's "The Sepulchre"

What Hans Christian Andersen Said About Greek Easter

Dr. Jekyll and His Conscience

G.K. Chesterton's Biography "Charles Dickens" (1906)

Charles Dickens and Christianity

25 Worthwhile Quotes From Charles Dickens

1971 Animated Version of "A Christmas Carol"

Marley's Bowels of Compassion (or Lack Thereof)

Christmas Animation: "Cricket On The Hearth" (1967)

A Russian Child's Clean Monday Remembered

17 Worthwhile Quotes of G.K. Chesterton

The Ultimate Heresy: The Heartless God in "Parker's Back"

The Myth of the Excommunication of Nikos Kazantzakis

Leo Tolstoy and the Orthodox Church

St. John of Kronstadt: "Count Leo Tolstoy, the Worst Heretic of Our Evil Days"

Russian Patriarchate: Leo Tolstoy's Excommunication Will Not Be Reversed

"Three Hermits" - A Beneficial Tale By Leo Tolstoy

The Sense of Death in Tolstoy and Kierkegaard

Anton Chekhov: Atheist, Agnostic or Struggling Orthodox Christian?

Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" as a Response to Miltonian Christianity

G.K. Chesterton on Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"

J.D. Salinger and the Jesus Prayer

Bruce Chatwin and His Discovery of Orthodoxy

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Theological Journey

"Farewell to Umberto Eco, the Man Who Knew Everything"

Lent in Narnia

Christmas in Greek Literature

"The Gleaner: A Christmas Story" by Alexandros Papadiamantis

"John the Blessed": A New Year's Eve Tale by Photios Kontoglou

"The Donkey" by G.K. Chesterton