Antiochian Philosopher Releases Book of Essays with SVS Press


St. Vladimir's Seminary Press recently released Turning East: Contemporary Philosophers and the Ancient Christian Faith, a compilation of autobiographical essays written by philosophers who have become Orthodox Christians. The book's editor, Rico Vitz, is an Antiochian Orthodox Christian who attends St. Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, California. He is also the Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Azusa Pacific University and has authored Reforming the Art of Living: Nature, Virtue, and Religion in Descartes’s Epistemology as well as various articles and chapters in other books of philosophy.

Several of the contributors in Turning East, including Richard Swinburne (Oxford) and Tristram Engelhardt (Rice University), are internationally recognized scholars in their respective fields of philosophy of religion and bioethics. Although Turning East is written in an academic tone, it is still accessible to almost any reader and provides fascinating insight, not only into the Church itself, but into the lives of interesting people.

A You Tube video introduces author Vitz as well as the book.