Publications & Vita


EDUCATION: University of Virginia, 1970, B.A. History

Drew University, 1978, Ph.D. Theology


DISSERTATION: Politics and the Moral Life in the Writings of

Edmund Burke and Reinhold Niebuhr.


TEACHING POSITIONS:


2008-Present  University of Virginia

Department of Religious Studies

Professor of Religious Studies in Orthodox Christianity

Student Council Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award 2010-2011

1981 - 2008Loyola College

Theology Department

Professor of Theology

Acting Chairperson (1988)


1986 - 2002St. Mary's Seminary and University

Adjunct Professor at the Seminary and on the Faculty

of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology.

1995-1996The Distinguished Lecturer in Religious and Moral Education for 1995-1996


1986 - PresentSt. Nersess Armenian Seminary

Visiting Lecturer

1991 - 1992St. Nersess Armenian Seminary

Director of Academic Affairs


1978 - 1981University of Virginia

Department of Religious Studies

Assistant Professor of Religious Ethics


1979-1981Center for Russian and East European Studies at

The University of Virginia

(The CREES was federally funded through the U.S. Office of Education. Responsible for offering courses in Eastern Orthodoxy over a two year cycle.)


1976 - 1978University of Richmond

Graduate School, Master of Humanities Program, Department of Political Science

(part-time)




PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Academy of Religion

American Theological Society

Society of Christian Ethics

Christians Associated for Relations with Eastern Europe

Orthodox Theological Society in America


OFFICES AND EDITORIAL BOARDS:


Offices and Boards of Professional Societies


Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University

Distinguished Fellow of the John Jay Institute

Permanent Senior Fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal

Wilberforce Fellow of the Prison Fellowship Ministries

Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum

Board of Visitors of the Washington Latin School, Alexandria, Virginia (2010-2011)

Advisory Board and Accreditation Committee of the Orthodox Schools Association 

Board of Advisors of the American Orthodox Institute

Armenian Religious Education Council of the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church 

of America

Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics (1997-2001) 

Executive Board of Christians Associated for Relations with Eastern Europe (1997-200)

Program Committee of the American Theological Society

(1995-1997)

Executive Committee of the American Theological Society 

(1992-1996)



Editorial Boards


Pro Ecclesia: A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology

The Journal of Christian Medical Ethics 

The University Bookman

St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Theological Review

Outreach: A Publication of the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America

The Journal of Religious Ethics.  (1995-2000)



MEMBERSHIP ON SIGNIFICANT COMMITTEES AND PROJECTS:


“Project on Christian Jurisprudence: Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Teachings on Law, Politics, and Society.” at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University (2004-2009). The project will issue in the presentation of public lectures, articles and fifteen monographs authored by the members of the Project. I am committed to writing a volume on an Orthodox theology of marriage that applies that theology to contemporary issues affecting marriage and the family.

“The Vocation of the Child,” commissioned by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion at Emory University, 2005-2006

“A Consultation: “American Orthodoxy or Orthodoxy in America?” sponsored by the Institute on Religion and World Affairs, Boston University and Pew Charitable Trusts (2003-2009).

Christian Jurisprudence Project on “Law and Human Nature: The Teaching of Modern Christianity,” sponsored by Pew Charitable Trusts at the Center for Law and Religion of Emory University (2001-2004)

“Consultation on Ecclesiology and Ecumenism,” sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology (2000-2003) 

Committee for the Celebration of the 1700th Anniversary of Christian Armenia

“The Project on the Child in Christian Thought.” Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment (1998-2000)

“Interdisciplinary Conversations on Children and Religion,” sponsored by the Lilly Foundation (1999-2000)

Consultation on Ecclesiology and Ethics of the WCC (1993-1996)



1. Books 


The Melody of Faith: Theology in an Orthodox Key. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. 


The Fragrance of God: A Spirituality of Gardening, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2006. 


Rallying the Really Human Things: The Moral Imagination in Politics, Literature,  and 

Everyday Life . ISI Press, 2005

 

How Shall We Remember?: Reflections on the Armenian Genocide and Church Faith.  Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church,  Montreal, 2005.


In One Body Through the Cross: The Princeton Proposal for Christian Unity. Co-author and signatory (one of sixteen theologians). Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003.  


Incarnate Love: Essays in Orthodox Ethics,  2nd revised and expanded edition. University of Notre Dame Press, 2002. 

Russian translation, St. Andrews Academy, Moscow, Russia, 2002


 Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1999. 

Translated into Russian, 'Dukh i Litera' (Spirit and Letter) Research and Publishing Association and St. Clement's Center: Communion and Dialogue of Cultures in Kiev, Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine. 2011

Translated into Romanian, Editura Deisis, Sibiu, Romania, 2011 


Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination. Oxford University Press, 1998..


Life's Living Toward Dying:  A Theological and Medical Ethics Study. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1996.  Greek translation 2009

Faith, Church, Mission:  Essays for Renewal in the Armenian Church, Press of the Prelacy of the Armenian Church of America, 1995.


Ethics After Christendom:  Toward an Ecclesial Christian Ethic.  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1994. Republished by Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2004. 

Incarnate Love:  Essays in Orthodox Ethics.  University of Notre Dame Press, 1987. 


Edited Books


Ancestral Shadows: The Ghostly Tales of Russell Kirk.  Edited and with an Introduction by Vigen Guroian. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Co. 2004.


II. Essays and Other Work in Collected Volumes


“The Humanity of Divine Love: The Divinity of Human Love,” in Divine Love: Perspectives from the World’s Religious Traditions, eds. Jeff Levine and Stephen Post (Templeton Foundation Press, 2010. 


“Youth, Unity, and Orthodoxy in America,” in Orthodoxy at the Crossroads: A Great Council of the Church-When and Why, Edited by George E Matsoukas. . New York/Bloomington:  Universe, Inc., 2009.

“A Hymn for the Bees,” in Prayers for the New Social Awakening.  Edited by Christian Iosso and Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty. Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.


“Forward,” Echoes of Faith: Armenian Church Homilies and Selected Readings for the Liturgical Year. Translated and Edited by Arshen Aivasian. St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, 2008.


“The Office of Child in the Christian Faith: A Theology of Childhood, in The Vocation of the Child. Edited by Patrick McKinley Brennan. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2008.


“A Communion of Love and the Primacy of Peter: Reflections from the Armenian Church,” in Ecumenism Today: The Universal Church in the 21st Century. Edited by Francesca Aran Murphy and Christopher Asprey. Ashgate Publishing Co., 2007. 


“Nicholas Berdyaev,” in Modern Christian Teachings on Law, Politics, Society and Human Nature. 2 vols. Edited by 1ohn Witte and Frank S. Alexander. Columbia University Press, 2006. 


“On Baptism and the Spirit: The Ethical Significance of the Marks of the Church,” Institute of Liturgical Studies: Occasional Papers #10, Worship, Culture, and Catholicity. Institute of Liturgical Studies, 2005.


“The Crisis of Orthodox Ecclesiology,” in The Ecumenical Future. Edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Co., 2004.


“Family and Christian Virtue in a Post Christian World,” in Creed and Culture. Edited by James M. Kushiner. ISI Books,  2003.


“Mother of God, Mother of Holiness: A Meditation from Orthodoxy,” in Holiness Past and Present. Edited by Stephen C. Barton. T&T Clark, 2003.. 


 “Identity and Continuity: The Armenian Tradition,” in Christian Tradition: A Brief History. Edited by A.  Hastings, A,  Mason, and H. Pyper.  Oxford University Press, 2002.


“Learning How to Die Well: Lessons from the Ancient Church,” in Ancient and Postmodern Christianity: Essays in Honor of Thomas C. Oden. Edited by Kenneth Tanner and Christopher A. Hall.  Intervarsity Press, 2002.


“And I look for the Resurrection of . .  ,“ in Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism, Edited. by Christopher Seitz. Brazos Press, 2002.


“The Ecclesial Family: John Chrysostom on Parenthood and Children,” in The Child in Christian Thought. Edited by Marcai J. Bunge.  Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000.

“O Death, Where Is Your Sting,” in Sin, Death, and the Devil. Edited by Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000.


“Inheriting Paradise. “in The Best Christian Writing 2000. Edited by John Wilson. HarperCollins, 2000.


“Doctrine and Ecclesiastical Authority: A Contemporary Controversy in the Armenian Church,,” in Practice What You Preach: Virtues, Ethics, and Power in the Lives of Pastoral Ministers and their Congregations.  Edited by James F. Keenan, S.J. and Joseph Kotva, Jr. 

Sheed and Ward, 1999.


“Evangelism and Mission in the Orthodox Tradition: Reflections on the Contemporary State of Things,” in Sharing the Books of Faith: Religious Perspectives on the Rights and Wrongs of Proselytism,  Edited by John Witte Jr. and Richard C. Martin.  Orbis Books, 1999.


“The Case of Baby Rena,”in On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics. Second Edition. Edited by Stephen E. Lammers and Allen Verhey Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1998. Extracted from Life’s Living Toward Dying: A Theological and Medical Ethical Study.


“The Culture of Death,” in The New Religious Humanists: A Reader . Edited by Gregory Wolfe. The Free Press, 1997.  Extracted from Life’s Living Toward Dying.

“Nationalism: An Initially Non-Liberal Assessment,” in Sovereignty at the Crossroads? Edited by Luis E. Lugo. Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1996.

“An Ethic of Marriage and Family,” in From Christ to the World: Introductory Readings in Christian Ethics. Edited by Wayne G. Boulton, Thomas D. Kennedy, and Allen.  Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1994.  Extracted from Incarnate Love: Essays in Orthodox Ethics.


“Foreword” to Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian,  Armenian Patristic and Church Essays  (New York: Prelacy of the Armenian Church, 1994).


“Church, Nation, and Peoplehood: The Witness of the Armenian Church in the New World Order,” in A World Made New:  The New World Order Project Report.  The National Council of Churches, Friendship Press, 1993.


“The Politics and Morality of Genocide,” in The Armenian Genocide:  History, Politics, and Morality, Edited by. Richard Hovannisian. St. Martins Press, 1992.


“Is Christian Ethics Any Longer Possible?,” in The Cutting Edge.  Edited by Kevin Perrotta and John C. Blattner.  Faith and Renewal Books, 1991.

“Collective Responsibility and Official Excuse-Making: The Case of the Turkish Genocide of the Armenians,” in The Armenian Genocide in Perspective,.  Edited by. Richard Hovannisian.  Transaction Books, 1986.



Forthcoming


 Of One Flesh: An Orthodox View on the Meaning and Future of Marriage. In progress. Oxford University Press, Expected completion and publication 2014. 



2. Dictionary and Encyclopedia Articles


“Christians and Culture,” in The Oxford Handbook on Theological Ethics. Edited by Gilbert Meilaender and William Werpehowski, Oxford University Press, 2005.


“Differentiation in Christian Ethics,” in The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics,. Edited by William Schweiker. Blackwell Publishers, 2004.


“The Armenian Tradition,” in The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. Edited by Adrian Hastings, Alistair Mason and Hugh Pyper. Oxford University Press, 1999.

“Armenia,” in The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 1. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Co. and  Brill, 1999.



3. Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles 

“Let No Man Join Together” was published in Touchstone 24/1 (January/February 2011) 


“The Importance of Fairy Tales for the Lives of Our Children,” The Journal of the Society of Classical Learning, 3 (Fall 2011).

“The Importance of Place” an essay Preface to Ex Tenebris, by Russell Kirk.  A Trinity Forum Reading,  (2007). 


“The Iconographic Fiction and Christian Humanism of Flannery O’Connor, The Clarion 

Review. 3 (2007).


“Homosexuality and Same-Sex Union,” Volume 1 of the Series: Contemporary Ethical Issues: An Armenian Orthodox Perspective. Armenian Apostolic Church of America, New York, 2007.


“I confess the Cross because I know of the Resurrection,” The Georges Florovsky Lecture 2005, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Quarterly Review 50 (November 2006).

 

“Freeing Slaves of the Market?: Why (and how) we should teach literature to business students,” Implications.  An online journal of The Trinity Forum  (September 2006).


“After Hours on Campus: The Sexualization of the American College, ” BreakPoint Worldview Magazine  (December 2006).


“Marriage and Family in Brave New America: On Gay Marriage and Same-Sex Marriage.” Liturgy 20/3 (2005).


“Dorm Brothel : On the New Debauchery and the Colleges that Let It Happen,” Christianity Today (February 2005). 


“Of Weeds and Fairy Tales,” Touchstone 18/4 (May 2005).   Another version of this essay appeared as “The Moral Imagination and Fairy Tales,” The Chesterton Review 31/3&4 (Winter, 2005).


“Salvation: Divine Therapy,” Theology Today  61/3 (October 2004). 


“In the Garden,: A Glimpse of Paradise,” Catholic Digest, July 2004.


“Huxley’s Mirror: Biotechnology and the Future of Our Humanity,” Touchstone 16/8 (October 2003).


"Christmas," Devotional readings on the lectionary for December 20-26, 2004, The Upper Room Disciplines 2004 Nashville, Tenn.: The Upper Room, 2003.


“G. K. Chesterton: Rallying the Really Human Things,” The Intercollegiate Review 38/1 (Fall 2002).


“On Leaving the Garden,” A Report from the Center: Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology (Autumn 2002).


“Why Should Businessmen Read Great Literature,” Religion and Liberty 12/4 (July and August 2002).


“Divine Therapy: Lessons on Dying Well from the Ancient Church,” Second Opinion  no. 5 (March 2001).


“Ecological Ethics: An Ecclesial Event,,” Catholic International Quarterly 12/1 (February 2001).


“The Iconographic Fiction of Flannery O’Connor,” The  Intercollegiate Review 36/1-2 (Fall 200/Spring 2001).


“Liturgy and the Lost Eschatological Vision of Christian Ethics,” The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 20 (2000).


“The Ecological Garden,” Religion and Liberty 10/2 (March/ April 2000).


"The Gift of the Holy Spirit: Reflections on Baptism and Growth in Holiness," Studies in Christian Ethics, 12/1 (1999).


“Moral Imagination, Humane Letters, and the Renewal of Society,” Heritage Foundation Lecture 636 (May 12, 1999).


"Holy Week," Devotional readings on the lectionary for March 29-April 4, 1999, The Upper Room Disciplines 1999, Nashville, Tenn.: The Upper Room, 1999.

“Human Rights and the Modern Western Faith: An Orthodox Christian Assessment," Journal of Religious Ethics 26/2 (Fall, 1998).


“Introduction to a Panel Discussion on the Work of Stanley Harakas,” The Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 18 (1998).


“The Moral Imagination in an Age of Sentiments,” The Intercollegiate Review 34/1 (Fall 1998). 


‘Friends and Mentors: The Message of Children’s Stories,” The Christian Century 115/17 (June 3-10, 1998).


“Pinocchio on the Road to Damascus,” Books and Culture 4/3 (May/June 1998).



“In the East Theology is a Form of Prayer,” An Interview conducted by Joop Koopman, Editor. National Catholic Register 73/32 (August 10-16, 1997).


“Moral Formation and Christian Worship,” The Ecumenical Review 49/3 (July 1997).


“On the Controversy over the Joint Vatican Declaration,” The Armenian Reporter Int’l 30/34 (May 24, 1997).  Also published as “Fully God and Fully Man – Rome and Armenian Orthodox Settle War of Words,” National Catholic Register 73/27 (July 6,1997).


“A Bridge or an Abyss: The Debate over the Family in the American Political ‘Village’,” Touchstone 10/1 (Winter 1997).


“Why God Sent Jonah to Nineveh: Or What God Wants from the Armenian Church,” Outreach: A publication of the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, 19/9 (March 1997).  Also published in AMA News: Publication of the Armenian Missionary Association of America, 31/1 (Jan/Feb. 1997).


“Awakening the Moral Imagination: Teaching Virtues through Fairy Tales,” The Intercollegiate Review 32/1 (Fall 1996).


“Final Harvest,” The Christian Century  113/27 (Sept. 25 Oct. 2, 1996).

“A Palm Sunday Meditation on the Mission of the Armenian Church,” Outreach: A Publication of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, 19/2 (Summer 1996).


“The Fruits of Pentecost,” The Christian Century 11/3 (July 3-10, 1996).


“Lenten Spring,” The Christian Century 113/17 (May 15, 1996).


“Becoming Real: Living the Life in Christ,” Outreach: A Publication of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America 18/9 (March 1996).

“The Christian Gardener: An Orthodox Meditation,” The Christian Century, 113/7 (February 28, 1996).


“The Election of Karekin I: Armenian Church, Nation, and the Gospel Witness,” Religion in Eastern Europe 6/1(February 1996).

“The New Nationalism and the Gospel Witness,” Commonweal, 122/13 (July 14, 1995).

 

“An Orthodox View of Orthodoxy and Heresy: An Appreciation of Alexander Schmemann,” Pro Ecclesia 4/1 (Winter 1995).  


“Religion and Armenian National Identity: Nationalism New and Old,” Religion in Eastern Europe  14/2 (April, 1994).


“Faith and the Journey to Aslan’s Kingdom,” Modern Age 37/1 (1994).


“The Conservative Mind: Forty Years Later,” The Intercollegiate Studies Review 30/1 (Fall 1994).


“Church and Nationhood: A Bonhoefferian Reflection on the ‘National Church’,” Union Seminary Quarterly Review, Vol. 46, (1993).


“When Remembering Brings Redemption,” Concilium, no. 247 (1993). Published internationally in translation. 


“Death and Dying Well in the Orthodox Liturgical Tradition,” Second Opinion, 19/1 (July 1993).


“Is the Armenian Family Alive and Well?” Ararat:  A Quarterly Journal 34/134 (Spring, 1993).


“The Suffering God of Armenian Christology: Toward an Ecumenical Theology of the Cross, ”Dialogue 32 (Spring 1993).


“Faith, Church and Nationalism in Armenia,” in Nationalities Papers (Special Issue:  

Religious Consciousness in the Glasnost Era), ed. Erika Dailey and Henry R. Huttenbach, 

20/1 (Spring 1992).


“The Ferment of Faith in Post-Soviet Armenia,” The Christian Century, 109/3 (January 22, 1992).


“Family and Christian Virtue in a Post-Christendom World: Reflections on the

Ecclesial Vision of John Chrysostom, ”St. Vladimir's Seminary Quarterly 35/4 (1991).


“ ‘Cleansers’ of the Whole Earth’: The Ecological Spirituality of the Armenian Church, “ Greek Orthodox Theological Review 36/3-4 (1991).  


“The Shape of Orthodox Ethics,” Epiphany:  A Journal of Faith and Insight, 12/1 (Fall 1991). (Reprint of chapter 1 of Incarnate Love. 

“Armenian Genocide and Christian Existence,” Cross Currents: Religion and Intellectual Life 41/3 (Fall 1991).


“Heal Thy People: Reflections on the Church's Mission after the 

Armenocide,”Outreach,  4/3 (July 1991).

“Tradition and Ethics: Prospects in a Liberal Society," Modern Theology, 7/3 (April 

1991).

“Mission in the Diaspora: Mary's Example,” Window:  View on the Armenian Church 2/2 (1991).


“Ferment of Faith and Nationalism in Armenia,” The Christian Century, 108/7 (February 27, 1991).


“Toward Ecology as an Ecclesial Event: Orthodox Theology and Ecological Ethics,” Communio, 18/1 (Spring 1991). Published internationally in translation.

“The Lost Meaning of Sainthood,” Window: View on the Armenian Church, 1/4(Fall1990).


“How Shall We Remember?” Window: View on the ArmenianChurch,1/3(Summer1990).

“Bible and Ethics: An Ecclesial and Liturgical Interpretation,” The Journal of Religious

Ethics 18/1, (Spring 1990).

“Toward a Diaspora Theology,” Window: View on the Armenian Church, 1/2 (Spring 1990).


“Post-Holocaust Political Morality: The Litmus of Bitburg and the Armenian Genocide Resolution,”  Holocaust and Genocide Studies 3/3 (1988) .

“Between Secularism and Christendom:  Orthodox Reflections on the American Order.”  This World, no. 18 (Summer 1987).


“The Armenian Church in the American Diaspora: Survival or Mission,”  The Armenian Reporter, 20/43 (August 20, 1987).


“The Armenian Church in the American Diaspora: Survival or Mission,”  The Armenian Reporter, 20/43 (August 20, 1987).


“The Illusion of Denial: The Armenocide as Moral Consensus,,”  Armenian Assembly Journal, 13/3 (Fall 1986).


“Seeing Worship as Ethics: An Orthodox Perspective,”  The Journal of Religious Ethics, 13/2 (Fall 1985).


“The Conservatism of Reinhold Niebuhr: The Burkean Connection,” Modern Age, 29/3 (Summer 1985).


“The Armenocide: Where From Here?” Armenian Assembly Journal, 12/2 (Spring 1985).


“The Problem of an Eastern Orthodox Social Ethic:  Diaspora Reflections.”  The Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 21/4 (Fall 1984).

“On Revolution and Ideology: Convergence in the Political Legacies of Niebuhr and Burke,” Union Seminary Quarterly Review, 39/1-2 (Summer 1984).

“Seeing Worship as Ethics:  The Sacramental Ethic of the Armenian Church,”  BEMA: The Official Chronicle of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, 5/5 (March 1984).


“The Americanization of Orthodoxy: Crisis and Challenge,” Greek Orthodox Theological Review, 29/3 (Winter 1984).


“Love in Orthodox Ethics: Trinitarian and Christological Reflections,"  Cross Currents, 33/2 (Summer 1983).


“A Comparison of the Armenian and Jewish Genocides,” Thought, 58 (June 1983).


“Notes Toward an Eastern Orthodox Ethic.”  The Journal of Religious Ethics, 9 (Fall 1981).


“The Possibilities and Limits of Politics: A Comparative Study of the Writings of Niebuhr and Burke,”Union Seminary Quarterly Review, 36/4 (Summer 1981).


“Natural Law and Historicity: Burke and Niebuhr,” Modern Age, 25/2 (Spring 1981).


5.   Articles appearing in my column “Really Human Things” (Wilberforce Forum. org and BreakPoint.com ) for 2001-2006

“On Fairy Tales: The Pedagogy of Story”

“The Tattooed Christ: ‘Parker’s Back’ and the Christian Humanism of Flannery    O’Connor”

“Resurrection Garden: To My Mother, Grace Guroian”

“The Christian Humanism of G. K. Chesterton: Truth and the Paradoxical Imagination”

“The Virgin and the Ivy: The Brave New World of College Campus Life”

“On the Office of Being a Good Son or Daughter: Observations on Human    Interconnections and Happiness”

 “The Fragrance of God,” Breakpoint.org

 “On the Office of Being a Good Son or Daughter,” Breakpoint. org. 

 “The Rhetoric of Politics,,” Breakpoint. org. 

“The Virgin and the Ivy: The Brave New World of the College Campus,” Breakpoint, org,

“The Temple Transparent.” Breakpoint.org.

“Why We Garden,” Breakpoint Magazine, April 2005

“Beauty in the Garden,” Breakpoint Magazine,  March  2006



4. Review Articles (2000 words or more)


Review of Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination, by Susan Ashbrook Harvey. Logos, 49/3-4 (2008). 


Review of Orthodoxy and Western Culture: A Collection of essays Honoring Jaroslav Pelikan on His Eightieth Birthday, eds., Valarie Hotchkiss and Patrick Henry.  Logos, 47/1-2 (2008).  


“What Vision with Such Strange Spectacles,” A review of Edmund Burke: A Life in Caricature, by Nicholas K. Robinson.  The University Bookman 37/4 (Winter 1997).


“Dancing Alone -- Out of Step with Orthodoxy,” The Christian Century  112/19 (June 7-14, 1995).  A review article of Dancing Alone: The Quest for Orthodox Faith in the Age of False Religions  by Frank Schaeffer, Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1994.

“No More Idols: Taking Measure of a Modern Prophet.” A Review of Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World, by Edward E.Ericson. The University Bookman  34/4 (1994).


“The Intellectual Strength of Reinhold Niebuhr.” A review article on Niebuhr and His Age:  Reinhold Niebuhr's Role in the Twentieth Century, by Charles C. Brown.  The University Bookman, 33/2 (1993).


“Theologian for the Secular Man. Reinhold Niebuhr: 1892-1971.” A review article on Reinhold Niebuhr:  A Biography, by Richard W. Fox.  Modern Age, 32 (1988).

“An Odyssey of Faith.”  A review article on Will Herberg: From Right to Right, by Harry J. Ausmus.  This World, no. 20 (Winter 1987).

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:


1.   Major Academic Paper


“Some Thoughts from the East on Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of a Civilization, A Book Discussion on Peter Leithart’s 

Defending Constantine, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, November 20, 2011. 


“Debating the Status of Same-Sex Unions,” Nil Illegitimi Carborundum: A Conference on Theology, the Church, and Controversy, University of Aberdeen, July 1- 3, 2011.


Annual Charles Bozidar Ashinan Memorial Lecture, “Mary and the Meaning of Holiness,” Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12, 2010.


Staley Lectures: “The Litany of Creation” and “The Rhythm of the Resurrection” Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, September 21-22, 2008.


“The Liturgy of Creation” delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society of America, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, Crestwood, N. Y., June 14, 2007.


“I confess the Cross because I know of the Resurrection,” The Georges Florovsky Lecture 2005. Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society in America, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary, Crestwood, N.Y.  June 9, 2005.


“The Primacy of Peter and a Communion of Love: Reflections from the Armenian Church,” presented at the conference, “Commitment to Ecumenism: An Ecumenical Dialogue of Ut Unam Sint. University of Aberdeen, Scotland, May 27-28, 2005.


“The Moral Imagination at Bay,” presented at the conference “Landscapes with Angels: Fantasy, Children’s Literature and the Spiritual Role of the Imagination.” Sponsored by the G. K. Chesterton for Faith and Culture. Christ College, Oxford, England, August 12- 15, 2004.


“Learning How to Die Well: Lessons from the Ancient Church,” presented at “Theological Symposium for the 1700th Anniversary of Armenian Church,  Center for Theological Inquiry. Princeton, New Jersey, October 27-28, 2001.


“Habits of Character: How Classic Stories Help Children to Become Free and Responsible Persons,” given at the conference “Stories and Virtue: Awakening the Moral Imagination,” Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, October 6-7, 2000.


“Mary: Mother of Holiness,” Durham University, Durham, England, May 4, 2000.

Two lectures on “Care for the Dying in the Orthodox Tradition, at the Medical School of the University of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, March 31, April 1, 2000.


“The State of Ecclesiology in the Armenian Church,” a paper prepared for a three to five year ongoing consultation on Ecclesiology and Ecumenism sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, Princeton, N.J., February 18-20, 2000.


“Liturgy and the Lost Eschatological Vision of Christian Ethics,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Washington, D. C., January 6-8, 2000


“Doctrine and Ecclesiastical Authority: A Contemporary Controversy in the Armenian Church,” given at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Orlando, Florida, November 21-24, 1998. 

 

“The Gift of the Holy Spirit: On Baptism and Growth in Holiness,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, Oxford University, Oxford, England, September 11-13, 1998.


“O Death Where is Thy Sting,” given at the conference “Sin, Death and the Devil” sponsored by Pro Ecclesia and the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, June 7-9, 1998.


“The Contribution of Fr. Stanley Harakas,” for a special symposium on the work of Stanley Harakas at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Atlanta, Georgia, January 9-11, 1998 


“Human Rights and the Modern Western Faith: An Orthodox Christian Assessment,” given at a forum entitled “Religion, Human Rights, and the Integrity of Culture” sponsored by the Journal of Religious Ethics, Atlanta, Georgia, January 9. 1998.


“On Baptism and the Spirit: The Ethical Significance of the Marks of the Church,” presented at a WCC consultation of the Commission on Faith and Order, “Becoming a Christian: The Ecumenical Implications of Our Baptism,” Faverges, France, January 17-24, 1997.


“Human Rights and Christian Ethics,” delivered at Workshop on Human Rights of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 10-12, 1997

“Moral Formation and Christian Worship,” delivered at the WCC Consultation on Ecclesiology and Ethics, Johannesburg, South Africa, June 21-27, 1996.

“Pinocchio: On Becoming a Real Human Child,” given at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 5-7, 1996


“Whither Ecumenical Social Ethics? An Orthodox Perspective,” given as a part of the symposium “Whither Ecumenical Social Ethics? Addressing Global Issues in the ‘New World Order,’” Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 5-7, 1996.


“On the Election of Karekin I: Prospects for the Future of the Armenian Church,” prepared for the Annual Meeting of Christians Associated for Relations with Eastern Europe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 15-16, 1995.


“The Christian Gardener: An Ecological Meditation,” given at the Orthodox Summit on the Environment sponsored by the National Council of Churches, Baltimore, Maryland, November 3-4, 1995.


“Awakening the Moral Imagination: Teaching the Virtues in Children’s Literature,”

The Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Moral and Religious Education of the

Ecumenical Institute, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland, September 18, 1995. 


“Neighbor Love and National Identity: The Case of Armenia,” prepared for the interest group on Neighbor Love and Ethnicity, Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Washington, D. C., January 6-8, 1995  

“An Orthodox View of Orthodoxy and Heresy,” given at the Annual Meeting of the American Theological Society, Princeton, New Jersey, April 8-9. 1994.


“ Nationalism and the Memory of Genocide: Crisis in Armenian Christianity and Judaism.” The Annual K. Brooke Anderson Memorial Lecture, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, February 15, 1994.


“Religion and Armenian National Identity: Nationalism New and Old,” given at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Washington, D. C., November 19-23, 1993 


“Conservatism: Social Realism or Ideology,” for the conference “The Conservative Mind - Forty Years Later,” Dearborne, Michigan, October 1-2, 1993.


“Church, Nationalism and Religious Freedom in Armenia,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Savannah, Georgia, January 8-10, 1993.  


“Faith as Seeing, Hearing and Remembering: The Journey to Aslan's Kingdom,” at the  conference, “C. S. Lewis: A Chuckle in the Darkness,” Loyola College, March 26-27, 1993.


“Family and Christian Virtue in a Post-Christendom World: Reflections on John Chrysostom's Ecclesial Vision of Marriage and Family,” delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Philadelphia, PA, January 10-12, 1991 .


“Theology after the Armenian Genocide,” given at the American Armenian International College of Lavern University, Glendale, CA., January 17, 1991.


“Genocide and Christian Existence,” for  a conference on the Armenian Genocide, St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York, March, 16, 1991. .


“____________________” delivered at the Ethics Roundtable of Washington, D.C., at Wesley Theological School, Washington, D.C., May 13, 1991.


“____________________” delivered at the Matenaradan (Armenian National Archives, Yerevan Armenia, June 3, 1991.


“Death, Euthanasia and Care for the Dying,” given at the conference “Bioethics: Crisis in Faith and Modern Medicine,” at the Sixth National Conference of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion, Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 1991. .


“Nationalism and the Ferment of Faith in Post-Soviet Armenia,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Kansas City, Mo., November 22-26, 1991.


“The Ecology of Orthodox Ethics,” given at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, New Orleans, November 19, 1990.


“The Bible in Orthodox Ethics:  A Liturgical Reading,”  for the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Notre Dame, Indiana, January 14, 1989.


“Post-Holocaust Political Morality: The Litmus of Bitburg and the Armenian Genocide Resolution.” Conference, "Remembering for the Future," Oxford and London, England, July 10-13, 1988.


“Toward a Diaspora Theology,’  for the symposium, “Perspectives on the Armenian Diaspora, ”St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, New Rochelle, N.Y., March 26, 1987.   Also presented at George Washington University, June 22, 1988, sponsored by the Armenian Assembly of America.


“An Orthodox Ethic of Marriage and Family,” for the  Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Boston, January 16-18, 1987.


“The Conservatism of Niebuhr?: The Burkean Connection,”  for the conference, “Reinhold Niebuhr Re-Considered, ”King’s College, London, England, September 19-21, 1984.


“Love in Orthodox Ethics: Trinitarian and Christological Reflections,” for the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Indianapolis, Indiana, January, 1983.


“Collective Responsibility and Official Excuse-Making: The Case of the Turkish Genocide of the Armenians,” at the “International Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide," Tel Aviv, Israel, June 20-24, 1982.  


2. Major Lectures, Conferences, Colloquia, etc.  (selected)


Invited Participant, Halki Summit on Global Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability: A Conversation on Environment, Ethics, and Innovation, under auspices of His All-Holiness Ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew, Istanbul, Turkey, June 18-20, 2012. 

Keynote Lecture, “Beauty as Pathway to the Good,” Annual Wedgwood Circle Retreat, Beauty Matters, Newport beach, CA, June 2-5, 2012

Student Seminar on Flannery O’Connor’s story “The Artificial Nigger,” John Jay Institute, Philadelphia, PA, April 19, 2012

Two Lectures on the “Melody of Faith: Theology in an Orthodox Key,” Annual Public Lenten Retreat, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, March 31, 2012.


Lecture: “Dorm Brothel: A Report from the Trenches,” ISI Lecture, Wabash College, 

Crawfordsville, Indiana, March 15, 2012


Keynote Addresses, “Tending the heart of Virtue” and “Mentor, also workshops on   “Cinderella, and “Pinocchio,” Saint Emmelia Orthodox Homeschooling Conference, Antiochian Village, Ligonier, PA, March 8-11, 2012


Lecture: “The Cultural Crisis of Our Time: Restoring a Compelling Vision of the Permanent Things,” at the conference “G. K. Chesterton and a Cultural Vision of the Permanent Things,” Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, Mecosta, Michigan, October 21-32, 2011.

Plenary Lecture  “Gnostics of Education,” Annual Meting of CIRCE Institute, Dallas Texas, July 20-23, 2011.


Lecture “On Culture: A Compelling Vision of Permanent Things” and day seminar “Rallying the Really Human Things: Restoring a Humane Vision of Culture, Education, and Community,” LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 7-8, 2011.


Lecture on Melody of Faith, Charlottesville Book Festival, March 17, 2011.

Interview on The Melody of Faith, Ancient Faith Radio, March 8, 2011. 


Lecture, “Mentor: Some Thoughts about Modern Education,” Annual Meeting of the CIRCE Institute, Charlotte. NC., July 15-17, 2010.


Seminar on C.S. Lewis’s Surprised by Joy, McConnell Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, February 17, 2010. 

Presenter and Participant,  “A Colloquium on Courtship: A Journey toward the ‘Love that Moves the Stars,’” The Center for Cultural and Pastoral Research, Pontifical John Paul II D.C., April 3-4, 2009


Participant and Presenter, Fifth Annual Meeting of the “Project on Christian Jurisprudence: Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Teachings on Law, Politics, and Society,” at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University, March 27-29, 2009.


“Why Teaching Great Literature Matters in a World of Business,” Curran Lecture, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Wilmington, Delaware, February 26, 2009.

“Repossessing Virtue” on Speaking of Faith. SOF interview (I hr) on the internet speaking on the economic crisis, February 23, 2009, also one of eight speakers on the NPR broadcast of the same title, March 5, 2009.


Lectures and Workshops on Children’s Literature, Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Schools Association, Holy Cross Hellenic College and Theological School, Brookline, Mass., July 31- August 2, 2008


“Teaching Orthodoxy in a State University:  Getting Mainstreamed,” given at the Annual Meeting of the Orthodox Theological Society in America, Chicago, Illinois, June 12-14, 2008

“What Today’s Professional Can Learn from Yesterday’s Great Literature,” Annual Community Lecture, New Covenant Schools, Lynchburg, Virginia. April 11, 2008.


“The Body and the Environment,” a lecture delivered at the Center for Christian Studies, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 24, 2008.


Invited Author and Speaker, The Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 26, 2008.


 “ On the Goodness of Goodness: A Lecture on the Grimm’s “Cinderella,” presented to the faculty of the Covenant Schools, Lynchburg, Virginia, February 1, 2008.


Leader of New Covenant Schools Board Retreat, Lynchburg, Virginia, February 2. 2008.


“Youth, Unity, and Orthodoxy in America,” a lecture delivered at the 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting of Orthodox Christian Laity, Chicago, November 3, 2007.


Invited Author and Speaker at the Edgerton Sterling North Nook and Film Festival, Edgerton, Wisconsin, October 26-27, 2007.


Participant, Fourth Annual Meeting of the “Project on Christian Jurisprudence: Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Teachings on Law, Politics, and Society,” at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University, March 27-29, 2007.


Lecture: “A Unified Church: The Implications for Faith, Education and Public Life in America.” A program sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Fellowship of the Virginia, University Chapel, Charlottesville, February 27, 2007.  


 “Restoring the Senses” an interview and program on Speaking of Faith for NPR. April 5, 2007. 


“Pinocchio and the Birth of the Moral Imagination” sponsored by the Alexis de Tocqueville Society at Patrick Henry College, Front Royal, Va., May 9, 2007.


,Participant and Presenter, Third Annual Meeting of the “Project on Christian Jurisprudence: Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Teachings on Law, Politics, and Society,” at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion of Emory University, November 2-4, 2006.


Invited Participant, “Past as Prologue: The Origins and Future of the Free Society,” E. B. Earhart Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, October 27-29, 2006.


Lecture: “Why We Should Teach Great Literature to Business Students,” at the Circe Institute Annual Conference on Classical Education. Memphis Tenn., July 29, 2006


Lectures and Workshop on Children’s Literature and Virtue, The Summit Academy, Indianapolis, Indiana, July 12-14, 2006.

“The Meaning of Christian Humanism.” A lecture at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, Mecosta, Michigan, January 21, 2005.


Lectures and Workshop on Children’s Literature and Virtue.  The Westminster School, Memphis, Tenn.,, November 15-16, 2004.


“The Melody of Faith: A Spirituality of Christian Belief.” A series of eight lectures offered in the Faith and Life Lecture Series at the Center for Christian Study, Charlottesville, Virginia Fall and Spring Semesters 2004-2005.


“The Christian Humanism of Russell Kirk,” Annual Lecture of the Chesterton Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 12, 2004


Lecture: “Tending the Child’s Heart of Virtue,” at the Conference: Praying and Staying Together: Keeping your Family Christian in a Hell-Bent World.” Sponsored by Touchstone. University of St. Mary on the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois, October 21-23, 2004.


“The Moral Imagination at Bay,” presented at the conference “Landscapes with Angels: Fantasy, Children’s Literature and the Spiritual Role of the Imagination.” Sponsored by the G. K. Chesterton for Faith and Culture. Christ College, Oxford, England, August 12-15, 2004.


Lecture and Group Discussion: “On the Moral Imagination and Children’s Stories,” at “Core Virtues Teachers’ Summit.” Sponsored by the Link Institute in partnership with the U. S. Department of Education.  Stillwell Elementary School, Stillwell, Oklahoma, July 19-23, 2004.


Lecture, “Habits of Character” and Seminar with students on Leadership Themes in The Jungle Books, at the McConnell Center for Political Leadership, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, April 13-14, 2004.


Catholic Studies Lecture, “The American College and the Strange Death of Dating.” Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, April 15, 2004.


Five Lectures on Orthodox Spirituality, Academy of Spiritual Formation, Bon Secours Spiritual Center, Maryland, April 20-25, 2004.


Lecture: “Remembering the Armenian Genocide,” at the Conference: Generations of Genocide: Armenians and Jews. University of Southern Main, Portland, Maine, May 2, 2004.


Lecture “His Coming in Consuming Glory: The Apocalypse in Orthodox Tradition.” presented at the conference “The Apocalyptic Imagination in an Age of Anxiety. Sponsored by Touchstone. University of St. Mary of Lake,, Mundelein Illinois, October 16-18, 2003


Lecture:  “On the Moral Imagination and Fairy Tales”and a Seminar on the Ghostly Tales of Russell Kirk. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Conference, Oxford, England, August 7-11, 2003.


Lectures: “Alcohol, Image and the Purpose of a Party” and “The American College and the Strange Death of Dating.” The Center for Christian Study, Charlottesville, Virginia, November 14-15, 2003


Lecture: “What Makes Christian Ethics Christian?” Conference: The Illumined Heart of Christ and Christ in Ethics, Sponsored by The Byzantine Archdiocese of Pittsburgh, October 12, 2003,


”The Moral and Religious Imagination in Russell Kirk’s Ghostly Tales,” Delivered at a conference “Enlivening the Movement and the Moral Imagination: An Introduction to the Legacy of Russell Kirk,” sponsored by The McConnell Institute for Political Leadership of the University of Louisville. Mecosta, Michigan, May 23-25, 2003.


 “Why Business Education Should Include Great Classics of Literature,” Annual Faculty Conference, School of Business, Fordham University. New York.  February 28, 2003. 


Colloquium Participant in “Law and Human Nature: The Teachings of Modern Christianity” with draft of a major essay on the Russian Religious Philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev.  Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, October 24-26, 2002.


Featured Speaker on “Education and the Moral Imagination” at Annual Pew Scholars Faculty Colloquium and external reader for Faculty Summer Research Proposals. Union University, Jackson, TN. October 17-18, 2002. 


“Consultation on the Ecumenism and the Unity of the Church,” sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology,” Princeton. New Jersey, September 6-8, 2002. This Consultation was the last in preparation of the ecumenical document In the One Body through the Cross: The Princeton Proposal For Church Unity, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003.


“The Moral Imagination in Literature.” Delivered at a Russell Kirk Center Seminar, “Thinking Out of the Box: The Moral Imagination.” Mecosta, Michigan. August 16-18, 2002.


“Gardening Workshop: Readings and Meditations in the Gardens of Cambridge University,” given as a Faculty Member of Oxbridge Summer Institute on C, S, Lewis 2002, sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Foundation.  Cambridge, England, July 21-26, 2002.   


“On Leaving the Garden,” A Banquet Address at the conference “Mary Mother of God,” sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. June 9-11, 2002.


“Using the Moral Imagination: A Thought Experiment in Bioethics,” St Thomas and St Catherine Lecture Series, Barry University, Miami, Florida, March 18, 2002.


A Consultation “Religion and the University, “ sponsored by Faith and Reason: Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture, University of Chicago, January 4-6, 2002.


“Forgiven and Forgiving: An Eastern Christian Response to Violence and Conflict,” sponsored by Windows to the East, St. Thomas College and the Eastern Christian parishes of  Saskatoon.  Two lectures given at St. Thomas College, Saskatoon, Canada, February 14-15, 2002.


“Resurrection Garden,” delivered at the conference “Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism,’2001 Annual SEAD Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, January 12-14, 2001

 “The Iconographic Fiction of Flannery O’Connor: Her Christian Humanism for a Weaver Fellows Conference sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Mecosta, Michigan, August 10-13, 2000.

Readings from Inheriting Paradise for “Quiet Day” at the Episcopal Seminary Austin Texas, March 28, 2000.


“The Nicene Creed: An Interpretation,” presented at the National Conference on Christian Education of the Armenian Religious Education Council of the Armenian Prelacy, Sharon, Massachusetts, March 10-12, 2000.


“On Children, Faith, and the Moral Imagination,” prepared for a Consultation on Children and Religion, sponsored by the Lilly Foundation. October 11, 1999.


“Care for the Dying: Lessons from the Ancient Tradition,” given at the 10th Annual Festival of Icons, at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Warren, Ohio for a Conference of Orthodoxy and Medical Ethics, November 5, 1999.  Also delivered at The Annual Church and the World Conference, sponsored by Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, Milwaukee, December 5, 1999.


“G. K. Chesterton: Rallying the Really Human Things,” sponsored by the Aquinas Institute, Princeton University, October 6, 1999.  Also delivered at Loyola College, College Maryland, sponsored by the Catholic Studies Program, October 13, 1999.


Discussion Leader, ISI/Liberty Fund Colloquium, “Liberty and Responsibility in Children’s Literature,” Savannah, Georgia, April 8-11, 1999.


Response to “Enculturation of the Gospel: The Word of God in the Words of People,” a paper by Prof. Peter Paris, at the Annual Meeting of the American Theological Society, Princeton, New Jersey, March 26-27, 1999.


“Liberty, Piety and the Human Condition in The Book of Job,” Liberty Fund Socratic Seminar, Indianapolis, Indiana, February 26-28, 1999.


“Cultivating the Moral Imaginations of Our Children,” lecture in the Visiting Scholars Series at The All Saints’ Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas, January 19, 1999


“Liberty, Responsibility, and the Gulag: A Reading of Solzhenitsyn’s The First Circle,” Liberty Fund Colloquium, Hanover, Vermont, November 12-15, 1998


“Teaching the Virtues in Fairy Tales,” lecture given at the Rivendale School, Arlington, Virginia, October 10, 1998.


“Walker Percy’s Twentieth Century Thomism,” Liberty Fund Colloquium, New Orleans, August 6-9, 1998.


Lecture on Tending the Heart of Virtue and Story-Telling at St. Paul’s School for Boys, Brooklandville, Maryland, May 20, 1998.


“Missional Church,” a consultation on the book edited by Darell L. Guder sponsored by The Gospel and Our Culture Network, Atlanta, Georgia, April 10-11, 1998.


“The Church’s Mission in Catholic and Higher Education,” lecture a the conference “The Truth Shall Set You Free” sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Magisterial Teaching of the Church, Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, March 21, 1998.


“The Moral Imagination in an Age of Sentiments,’ given at the conference “Edmund Burke and the Moral Imagination,” sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Mecosta, Michigan, July 10, 1997, and again at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute “Pacific Honors Conference,” Medford, Oregon, August 11, 1998.


“Religion and Biotechnology Policy: Religious Responses to the NBAC Report on Human Cloning,” participant in a consultation held at The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York, November 13-14, 1997.


“Care for the Dying: Lessons from the Ancient Tradition,” a public lecture presented at Christ Church of Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois, November 11, 1997.


“A Contemporary Orthodox View on the Reformation: Points of Historic Contact and Controversy,” Reformation Day address at the Annual Pastor’s Seminar, Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, October 30, 1997.


“Friendship and the Moral Life in The Wind in the Willows and Charlotte’s Web, a lecture for the Annual College Values Convocation, Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, October 30, 1997.


“Remembrance and Redemption,” a speech given at the U. S. Capitol Building for a special program entitled “Asia Minor Holocaust Memorial,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Smyrna and martyrdom of Metropolitan Chrysostomos, Washington, D. C., September 7, 1997.


“Human Rights and the Modern Faith,” delivered at the “Western Civilization Summit,’ sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Snoqualmie, Washington, August 4-10, 1997.


“Ancient Theology for a New Millennium, given a the London School of Economics, London England, June 18, 1997.


“Remembering the Armenian Genocide Under the Sign of the Cross,” presented at “A Conference on the Armenian Genocide,” Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, April 28, 1997.


“The Debate over Family Values: Bridge or Abyss,” at the symposium “Church and State Issues,’ sponsored by Orthodox Christian Synergy of Chicago, October 19, 1996  

 

“Prospects for Orthodox Unity,” given at the annual meeting of Orthodox Christian Laity, Baltimore, Maryland, November 19, 1995.


 “Ecumenism Among Us to the Turn of the Century,” Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minnesota, June 23-29, 1995.  A special consultation of trustees and invited experts to set the agenda for the Institute through the end of the second millennium


“The Fragmentation of the Church and its Unity in Peacemaking,” sponsored by the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches, at the University of Notre Dame, June 13-17, 1995.

“Faith, Nationalism, and the Memory of Genocide,” presented at the conference,

“Armenia, Ethics, War and Peace,” Center for Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, May 5, 1995.


“Liberty and Responsibility in Exodus and Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses,” A Liberty Fund Colloquium, Portsmouth, N. H., March 9-12, 1995.

“Caring for the Dying: An Orthodox Theological Approach,” at the Institute of Religion, 

Baylor Medical Center, Houston, Texas, December 6, 1994.


“Consultation on Ecclesiology and Ethics,” of the World Council of Churches, Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem, November 5-12, 1994. Rapportuer and drafter of final report.

“Armenian Christianity: Origins and Legacy” as part of the symposium “Armenia: Culture of a Phoenix Nation,” for the Smithsonian Campus on the Mall in collaboration with The Middle East Institute, Washington, D. C., July 15, 1994.

“Ecumenism Among Us,” a panelist at this international gathering organized by the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, St. John’s College, Collegeville, Minnesota, June 4-8, 1994.

“Colloquium on Everyday Ethics,” at the Institute on Religion and Public Life, New York, April 14-15 and June 16-17, 1994.


“The Armenian Church in the Post-Soviet Era,” at the Smithsonian Campus on the Mall, 

Washington, D. C., May 3, 1994


“Liberty and John Adams, A Liberty Fund Colloquium,” Savannah, Georgia, May 5-7, 1994.  


Convener and Respondent, “Ethical Method in Saint Gregory the Theologian’s Writing,” paper by Stanley S. Harakas at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago, Illinois, January 7-9, 1994.


Moderator, “The Radical Devotion of Dorothy Day: Christian Vocation and Spiritual Autobiography.” Colloquium co-sponsored by the Theology Department and the Center for the Humanities - Loyola College, October 6, 1993.


 “Consultation on the Content of Christian Hope ”Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minnesota, June 23 - 29, 1993, also July 7-13, 1992.  


Co-Chair of the Commission on Religion and State of the Europe-America Emerging Leaders Conference, sponsored by the American Center for International Leadership, Baltimore, Maryland, November 30 - December 5, 1992.


Speaker and Participant:  A Special Consultation on Religious Developments and Ecumenical Relations in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States: National Council of Bishops, January 16, 1992, Washington, D.C.  


Representing St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, Conference on Orthodox Theological Education in America.” Sponsored by the Lilly Endowment and St. Vladimir's Seminary,  Pittsburgh, PA., November 17 - 20, 1991, also November of 1992.

“Faith, Nation, and Peoplehood: The Armenian Church in the New World Order,” Lecture

at the conference, “Toward a World Made New:  The Public Witness of the Churches and a New World Order,” sponsored by the National Council of Churches, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 15, 1991.


Moderator, Informal Colloquium on Religion and Politics at the United States Institute of Peace, August 9, 1991.


“The Struggle for the Christian Family,” delivered to the combined congregations of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Montgomery County, Maryland, March 13, 1991.


“Liberty and Individualism in Reinhold Niebuhr” The Nature and Destiny of Man, a Liberty Fund Colloquium, held at the New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota, Florida, January 3-6, 1991.


Consultant:  Consultant's Meeting on Prophecy or Propaganda?  Eastern Orthodox Churches on Peace, Freedom and Security at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D.C., October 9, 1990.  


“C. S. Lewis and T.S. Eliot: The Christian Understanding of Liberty in a Secular Age,” Liberty Fund Colloquium, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 8-10, 1990.


 “Consultation on the Ecumenical Situation,” Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minnesota, June 7-13, 1989.


“Genocide and Political Morality,” Annual Lecture Series, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, April 18, 1989.


“Glasnost and the Armenian Church,” for the Conference “Religion and Glasnost,” Center on Ethics and Public Policy, Washington, D.C., November 29, 1988.

 

Respondent, “Reason and Emotion: Liberation Ethics and Aristotle,” Judith W.Kay, Annual Meeting of the American Academy and Religion, Chicago, November 19, 1988.


 “Edmund Burke's Significance in the Twentieth Century,” Liberty Fund 

Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois, May 19-22, 1988.


“The Passion for Justice in Burke’s Statecraft,” for ISI Colloquium, “The Heart and Mind of Edmund Burke,” Mecosta, Michigan, January 8-10, 1988.


“The Armenian Church in Diaspora: Survival or Mission,” sponsored by the Armenian Assembly of America, George Washington University, July 8, 1987.


Moderator, “Teaching Ethics at Church Affiliated Colleges,” co-sponsored by the Theology Department and the Center for Humanities at Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, February 27, 1987.


“Reaching Out: Sharing Losses and Prizing Differences,” panel discussion at the 11th Annual Conference on Teaching Lessons of the Holocaust, “What Was Lost Then...What Is to Be Protected Now,” sponsored by the Philadelphia Coordinating Council on the Holocaust, Philadelphia, PA, November 9-11, 1986.


“Orthodoxy at Home in America,“ consultation at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minnesota, July 11-17, 1986; also July 7-11, 1984.


Colloquium Leader, “Dialogue after the Holocaust and the Situation Today,”  Ninth Annual Workshop Christian-Jewish Relations of the NCCJ, Baltimore, Maryland, May 13-16, 1986.  


“The Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust” at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1986.


“Religion and Politics: An Eastern Orthodox Perspective,” Annual College Lecture Series, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, March 3, 1986.


“Truth the Last Victim of Genocide,” for a “Seminar on Denial of the Armenian Genocide,” Zoryan Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 10, 1986.


Book Discussion, Blessed Be the Bond, by William J. Everett and Self and Family, by Jane Cary Peck, Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago, Illinois, January 17, 1986.


“The Armenian Community in America: Yesterday and Today, ” Baltimore Christian-Jewish Dialogue Group, November 12, 1985.


“The Holocaust and the Armenocide,” at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside Campus, Racine, Wisconsin, under the auspices of the Program of Ethnic Studies, April 24, 1985.


“Denial and Collective Responsibility,” for the conference, “The Armenian Genocide:  Denial and Aftermath,” sponsored by the Truman Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, April 22, 1985.


Maryland  Public Television.  Appearances on three of eight fifteen minute panel discussion segments following showing of “Holocaust.”  Title of series, “Never Again,” aired October-November, 1984.


“The Legacy of Two Genocides: Memory, Meaning and Response,” Holocaust-Genocide Awareness Week, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., April 24, 1984.


“Where Do We Go From Here?” An ecumenical panel discussion on the nuclear arms race.  Blue Marble Forum, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 4, 1984.


Respondent, “Markrembolitis: ‘Dialogue Between Rich and Poor’: A Case Study in Eastern Orthodox Ethics,” Fr. Stanley S. Harakas at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 20-22, 1984.


“The Problem of an Eastern Orthodox Social Ethic: Diaspora Reflections.”  Orthodox Christian Students Association, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, April, 1983.


Consultant, Russell Conference on Ethics and Leadership, Marine Corps, Development and Education Command, Quantico, Virginia, April 14-17, 1981.



3. Major Armenian and Ecclesiastical Presentations (selected)

Seminar on Marriage, St Nersess Armenian Seminary, New Rochelle, N. Y., November 19, 2007.

Plenary Lecture: “The Sexualization of the American College,” at the Diocesan Assembly of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church. Greenwich, Conn., July 10, 2006. 

Lecture and Retreat Leader, “Sexual Ethics: An Armenian Orthodox Perspective.” National Conference for Christian Educators of the Religious Education Council of the Prelacy of the Armenian Church, Sharon Massachusetts, March 1719, 2006 



Keynote Address: “The Brave New World of Gay Marriage,” at Annual National Assembly of the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Chicago, Ill.  May 7, 2005. 


Lectures on “Faith and the Armenian Genocide.” A commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, St. James Armenian Apostolic Church, Montreal, April 12-14, 2005.

Lecturer and Retreat Leader, “Critical Issue of Life and Faith,” St. Sarkis Armenian Church, Deerborn, Michigan, September 18, 2004.


Lecturer and Retreat Leader, “Our Vision of Life: Christian or Secular,” St. John’s Armenian Church, Detroit, March 13, 2004.


 “Genocide: A View From the Cross,” presented at the Armenian Missionary Association of America, Paramus, New Jersey. February 10, 2001     

“The Bible and Liturgy,’ National Conference for Christian Educators of the Armenian Religious Education Council of the Prelacy of the Armenian Church, Sharon, Massachusetts, February 19-21, 1999.

“John Chrysostom on the Religious Education of Children: A Model for Today,” presented at the National Conference on Christian Education of the Armenian Religious Education Council of the Armenian Prelacy, Sharon, Massachusetts, February 21-22, 1998.

“Palm Sunday Reflections on the Mission of the Armenian Church,” Keynote Address on  the occasion of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of St. Illuminator’s Armenian Cathedral, New York, March 31. 1996.

“Dr. Kevorkian and the ‘Thanatos Syndrome’: The Challenge to the Christian Faith.” The first Annual Archbishop Tiran Nersoyan Lecture sponsored by the Alumni Association of the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, Philadelphia, April 15, 1994.


“Care for the Dying in the Orthodox Tradition: Toward a Pastoral Theology.”  A lecture delivered at a conference, "Medical Ethics and the Armenian Church," sponsored by the Prelacy of the Armenian Church of America, March 20, 1993, Watertown, PA.


Speaker:  “Symposium:  The Armenian Church in the 21st Century,” sponsored by the Prelacy of the Armenian Church of America, Ridgefield, New Jersey, February 24, 1992. 


"Death, Euthanasia and the Care for the Dying: Toward a Pastoral Theology."  A paper delivered at a conference, "Medical Ethics and the Armenian Church," sponsored by the Prelacy of the Armenian Church of America, March 28, 1992, Ridgefield, New Jersey.


“The Ecological Spirituality of the Armenian Church,” at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, New Rochelle, New York, February 27, 1991.


“The Armenian Rite of Engagement:  A Contemporary Reading,” delivered at the Annual National Conference of Christian Education of the Armenian Prelacy, Stonybrook Retreat Center, New York, July 28, 1990.


“An Armenian Sojourn,” Annual Mardigian Institute, St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York, August 17, 1990.


Lectures:  “Suffering: Biblical Motifs” and “The Book of Job” at a Symposium, "Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People." 67th Annual Assembly of the Armenian Church of America, Elberon, New Jersey, May 6, 1989.


“Ethics of Marriage,” keynote address at the Annual Clergy Retreat of the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, Providence, Rhode Island, May 12, 1987.


“Character and Catechesis in the Armenian Church,” keynote address at the National Conference on Christian Education of the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, September 12, 1987.


“St. Paul's Ethic for the Church.” Lecture at the Mardigian Institute for Religious Educators, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, New York, August 9, 1986.


Lecture, “Ethics in the Armenian Church Today”; Symposium Moderator, “The Armenian Church Today: Christian Life, Christian Decision,” at the  64th Annual Assembly of the Armenian Church of America, Racine, Wisconsin, May 3, 1986.


“How Shall We Remember,” Commemorative Address before the combined Armenian Church communities of Milwaukee, Racine and Greenfield, Wisconsin. 70th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Racine, Wisconsin, April 24, 1985.


“Mary's Example:  The Mission of the Armenian Church in America,”  Annual Meeting of the Ladies Guild National Association of the Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America.  Ridgefield, New Jersey, May 10, 1984.


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