Alexander (Golitzin) of Toledo

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[[Igumen]] '''Alexander Golitzin''' is a [[priest]] and [[monk]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].
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== Life ==
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Alexander Golitzin (b. 1948) is a [[Patristics]] scholar and Professor of Theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned his M.Div. at [[St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood, New York)|St. Vladimir's Seminary]] in Crestwood, New York, and his D.Phil. in Theology at Oxford University (1980). He wrote his dissertation on Dionysius the Areopagite under the direction of Bishop [[Kallistos Ware]].
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Father Alexander's research concerns the beginnings of Christian mystical and ascetical traditions, and their subsequent developments in the Greek- and Syriac-speaking East, with a particular interest in continuities and parallels with, respectively, Second Temple Judaism and Rabbinic Judaism.
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== Writings ==
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Books
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* ''Mistagogia: Experienta lui Dumnezeu in Ortodoxie'' (Sibiu, 1998) [in Romanian]
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* ''New Light From the Holy Mountain'' (South Canaan, 1996)
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* ''St Symeon the New Theologian on the Mystical Life: The Ethical Discourses'', 3. vol (Crestwood, 1995-1997)
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* ''The Historical Dictionary of the Orthodox Church'', with Michael Prokurat and Michael Peterson (Lanham, 1996)
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* Et introibo ad altare dei: ''The Mystagogy of Dionysius Areopagita''  (Thessalonika, 1994)
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Articles: Father Alexander's numerous articles have appeared in ''St Vladimir's Theological Quarterly'', ''Greek Orthodox Theological Review'', ''Studia Patristica'', ''Dumbarton Oaks Papers'', ''Journal of Early Christian Studies'', ''Mystics Quarterly'', ''Lutheran Quarterly'', ''Pro Ecclesia'', ''St Nersess Theological Review'', ''Studia Monastica'', and ''Vigiliae Christianae''.
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.marquette.edu/theology/faculty/alexandergolitzin.shtml Father Alexander's faculty webpage at Marquette University.]
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*[http://www.marquette.edu/maqom Father Alexander's website on "The Jewish Origins of Christian Mysticism."]
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[[Category:Modern Writers]]
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[[Category:Monastics]]
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[[Category:Priests]]
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