"This fine book illustrates how early Christian thought synthesised Jewish revelation with Greek philosophy and literature, integrating intellectual knowledge with spiritual understanding. The articles illustrate this synthesis with a number of topics, such as the relationship between soul, body, and spirit. Metropolitan Chrysostomos' clear introduction encourages readers, in the current anti-Christian culture, to understand the powerful truths and insights of the early Christian writers."
Jeffrey Burton Russell, Emeritus Professor of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Archbishop Chrysostomos has not produced merely a simple collection of texts. If one follows them step by step, he will certainly decipher a golden thread that goes deeper into the history of the birth of Orthodox Christianity. ... The subject matter is complex and difficult. Nevertheless [the book] commends itself as an easy, fruitful, erudite, and spiritual reading."
Remus Rus, Emeritus Professor of Theology, University of Bucharest, Romania