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I'm a member of St. Benedict Russian Orthodox Church (ROCOR) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where I work and live with my wife Brighid and our two children Elisabeth and Nicholas. I have a B.A. in religion with a minor in Russian from Oklahoma City University (a Methodist school), and I'm also 'working' off and on on a postgraduate degree in moral theology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, where I am a student of Anestis Keselopoulos. I have completed the required coursework and am set to begin a thesis on the place, if any, of imaginative literature in the Orthodox Christian life. In the area of Orthodox Christianity, I'm particularly interested in ascetic theology, the relationship between Orthodoxy and culture (particularly literature), and Western Saints. But I'm also an avid reader of philosophy, poetry, history, the Inklings, Russian literature (particularly Dostoevsky), and lots of other stuff. I've published one article (actually my senior research paper) on Dostoevsky in the book Dostoevsky's Polyphonic Talent, edited by Joe Barnhart and published by University Press of America, and it would be nice to someday follow up my big triumph with a second publication.
Anyone interested in anything else about me can find me on OrthodoxCircle, where I am also known as 'Aaron' and am the founder of the ROCOR group.