Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Khouria Frederica Mathewes-Green is one of my favorite contemporary Orthodox Christian authors. Her essays, books, and radio commentaries reveal the Orthodox way of life in its beautiful mystery and down-to-earth practicality.

Her personal website contains essays and selections from her books, including, Facing East, At the Corner of East and Now, The Illumined Heart: The Ancient Christian Path of Transformation, The Open Door, Gender: Men, Women, Sex and Feminism, Real Choices, and First Fruits of Prayer.

The Christianity Today website contains links to her columns and an interview with her about iconography. She also talks about her own spiritual journey in another interview.

Several of her articles appear on beliefnet.com.

In addition to her writings, one can hear her radio commentaries on the National Public Radio (NPR) website. They include commentaries on beauty in Orthodox worship, Holy Week and Pascha (Easter), abortion, and the role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Serbia.

In an article on the Wall Street Journal's Editorial Page (OpinionJournal.com), she explains why unity between the Orthodox Christian Church and the Roman Catholic Church is difficult to achieve. The article explains well how the Eastern Orthodox perspective on unity differs dramatically from the Western Roman Catholic view.

Her National Review Online articles are also available online.

Additionally, she has recently contributed an article to the Da Vinci Dialogue.