This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It includes creative work ranging from very short to moderately long: an open letter to spam patrons, a look at Java and programming, a work that turns Gilbert and Sullivan's "Modern Major-General" on its head, a look at what is good about uncreative web design and what is not so good when administrators leave employees drowning in required readings, a few koans, a look at television and religion, a revised version of a classic FAQ list, and finally a satirical dictionary in the tradition of Ambrose Bierce.
This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It includes an account of the Archdruid of Canterbury visiting an Orthodox Patriarch, a glimpse into the eighth sacrament, a look at not having rights, a look at a picture of evil and then a look at artwork and icons of goodness, a note on the crown of thorns we need in order to flourish, a meditation that weaves in and out of eternity and many different kinds of time, and the tale of a spiritual awakening that begins with a young man's discovery of a book of legends about King Arthur, his court, and the Holy Grail.
This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It opens with a glimpse, if only a glimpse, of the world beyond, before moving on to a game review for real life, a story of a business traveler seeing something more than money, a well-received lecture, a rethinking of memory technique to provide a tool to work more gracefully with abstractions, a dialogue about education and profound giftedness, a story that tells of vehicles that are coveted and vehicles that are completely taken for granted, and a novella in which a medieval wayfarer comes to our near future and causes some slight chaos.
This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It includes a not-quite-right historical parody, a story of the worlds to be seen in Orthodox icons, a lighter look at the kinds of jobs that are available to theologians, a present-day revisiting that looks at the most famous allegory in Plato's writing, a look at two momentous moments, two documents about Eastern Orthodox Christianity in aspects that can be harder for Western Christians to pick, one of which takes a look at a Calvinist lens, a look at how much more there is in life than money, and a collection of vignettes each of which is meant to provide a little taste of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It includes an offbeat chain letter parody, a no less whimsical work (although more serious) in which a Church Father comments on a postmodern trend, a solemn farewell to a holiday, a look at all spirituality boiling down to two basic rules, a relatively long short story that looks at what, exactly, can be good about a life filled with pain, a paean of praise about the glory of the Creator reflected in the Creation, a dialogue exploring whether, exactly, time is what a watch measures, and then two closing, connected stories. One is a science fiction short story, and the other a fantasy novella, but they have much in common.
This book is a paean of the glory of God: a doxology, containing many of C.J.S. Hayward's recent works of Eastern Orthodox Christian theology. The works are varied, but illuminated by common themes, chief among them the Sermon on the Mount and the Bible and Philokalia and their practical and poignant in spirituality in hard times and global economic (and political) crisis. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: C.J.S. (Jonathan) Hayward wears many hats: author, philosopher, theologian, artist, poet, wayfarer, philologist, inventor, web guru, teacher. He is an Eastern Orthodox Christian, has lived in the U.S., Malaysia, England, and France, and holds master's degrees bridging math and computers (UIUC), and philosophy and theology (Cambridge). He has websites at JonathansCorner.com and CJSHayward.com.
This anthology is one volume from C.J.S. Hayward's collected works. It includes a news release about the discovery of an inclusive language New Testament manuscript, a qualitative look at men and women, discussion of a spiritual reality barely hinted at by Biblical egalitarian concerns, a very short glimpse of a spiritually ugly image, an essay about Orthodoxy and feminism, some Orthodox answers to feminist questions, a letter in which a 26th century historian looks at curiosities today, the tale of a man who finds a commentary to explain "all cultural issues needful to understand the Bible as did its first readers," a story of renewed innocence, and a story that begins with disembodied minds searching for something beyond their realm.