CHURCH & WORLD: Essays in Honor of Michael Plekon

Edited by Fr. William C. Mills


Paperback (August 2013)

ISBN: 978-1-933275-66-6

Price: $24.95 + S&H (USD)


The 2012-2013 academic year is a special one for Michael Plekon as he celebrates two major anniversaries: his sixty-fifth birthday as well as his thirty-fifth anniversary at Baruch College, where he teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at the City University of New York (CUNY).

The essays in Church and World focus on ecumenism, faith and freedom, pastoral ministry, holiness and sanctity, and mentorship. These essays also reflect the wide and expansive view of our life in Christ, one that explores the greatness of the Tradition yet one that is open to creative theological answers to our modern day challenges.

This book includes essays by Antoine Arjakovsky, John W. Culbreath-Frazier, Nicholas Denysenko, Adam A.J. DeVille, Brandon Gallaher, Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, John A. Jillions, William C. Mills, Teva Regule, Brother Christopher (Savage) and Rowan Williams.



Fr. William Mills, Ph.D., is the rector of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC. Fr. Mills received his Bachelor of History from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and then pursued theological studies at Saint Vladimir's Theological Orthodox Seminary in Crestwood, NY, where he received both a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees. He then pursued advanced theological studies at the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he received his doctorate in Pastoral Theology. Fr. Mills is available for parish and clergy retreats. Visit his personal website at