Incarnate Love is a major contribution to both Orthodox ethics and to Christian self-understanding. Completely revised with a new preface and two additional chapters, this work aims to articulate a social ethic that can make sense of the Orthodox experience in the United States, as well as challenge the Orthodox tradition to formulate a new strategy for church and societal interaction.
“It is a great delight to encounter a fresh voice in the field of Christian ethics, especially when that voice speaks for a very rich strand within the Christian tradition and one which is seldom heard in contemporary discussion of ethical questions. . . . The dialogue among Christian ethicists is greatly enriched by the active participation of such a well-informed, perceptive, and challenging voice from the Orthodox tradition.” — Heythrop Journal
“This is a good book . . . it deserves careful and attentive reading as a well-informed, competent, and well-articulated piece of theological writing.” — Greek Orthodox Theological Review
“. . . here is a striking breakthrough into the field of ethics by a scholar of the Armenian Orthodox Church in America. In this collection of well-crafted, provocative essays, Guroian interacts creatively with such contemporary ethicists as R. J. Neuhaus, J. C. Murray, S. Hauerwas, J. H. Yoder, and S. Harakas.” — Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
“. . . insightful and provocative . . . these essays provide rich food for thought. This is a welcome volume—devoted to thinking about ethics within a theological context, but concerned with large social questions . . . one of the very few accessible works in Orthodox ethics.” — Religious Studies Review
“[Guroian’s] book breaks new ground by confronting in a radical but constructive manner the teaching of Eastern Christianity with the ethical thought of the Western church.” — Theological Book Review
“. . . superb collection of essays. . . . Vigen Guroian’s remarkable offering of Orthodox Christian perspectives in ethics has stood the test of time and this new edition hopefully will allow more readers to encounter the singular, liturgical and spiritual approach to ethics of the Eastern Church.” — St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly
“This is a fine and provocative work, one whose theological and historical insights become more telling with each re-reading. . . . ” — Westminster Theological Journal