John Anthony McGuckin
John Anthony McGuckin is a Professor of Early Church History at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and a priest of the Orthodox Church. Born in Newcastle, England, he is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the author of nine books, including Standing in God's Holy Fire: The Byzantine Tradition and At the Lighting of the Lamps: Hymns of the Ancient Church.
Meditations on the Soul's Ascent, from the Desert Fathers and Other Early Christian Contemplatives
The early Christian monks of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine were the spiritual heroes of their age—fleeing the security of civilization for the desert, where they sought God in lives of prayer, contemplation, and radical simplicity. This book is a portable… Read More
John Anthony McGuckin is the Nielsen Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary, and a professor of Byzantine Christian studies at Columbia University. He is an Orthodox priest. Having taught in several European and American universities for the last thirty years, he is internationally known as an extensively published scholar in New Testament exegesis, early Christian theology, and Byzantine and Orthodox culture. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain, and has been awarded the Order of the Gold Cross of Moldavia and Bukovina.