A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

The book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija

The book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija, its heartland in medieval times and through Ottoman domination, in recent months introduced to a wide reading public the oldest and richest treasury of Serbian medieval history and culture. Many university libraries were very pleased to have a copy of this high-quality publication, outlining the spiritual and artistic heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It has been added to reference collections and now many students and faculty will make use of the ready access to it.

Joana Knezevic (California Institute of the Arts) presented the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija to the California Institute of the Arts Library. The gift was received by Bret Purpus, Associate Librarian. The monograph has been added to the library collection and is available for use by students and faculty.

Valérie Pécresse, a candidate for president of the Paris region, on December 6 attended the service in the Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Sava in Paris, where she received a book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija. She said: "We have to find a way to protect the very Serbian Orthodox heritage. We have an obligation to help the affected communities. It should be a universal role of France in the world."

Marko Macura (San Jose State University) donated the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija to the San Jose Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. The gift was received by Rebecca Kohn, Associate Librarian (special collections).

Through these efforts, The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija established itself as the definitive record of the history of Kosovo and Metohija and is appreciated by many scholars.

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Bogdan Denitch

Bogdan Denitch (born August 9, 1929) is an American sociologist of Yugoslav origin who is an emeritus professor at the City University of New York (CUNY). He is a leading authority on the political sociology of the former Yugoslavia. Active in democratic left politics, Denitch is an honorary chairman of the Democratic Socialists of America, and has served as its representative to the Socialist International. From 1983 through 2004 he organized the annual Socialist Scholars Conference in New York. Since the 1990s he has been an advocate for human rights and an opponent of nationalism in the former Yugoslavia.

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History, Truth, Holiness

by Bishop Maxim Vasiljevic

Bishop Maxim’s first book, described by Fr. John Breck as an “exceptionally important collection of essays” contributing to both the theology of being and also contemporary theological questions, is now available! Christos Yannaras describes Bishop Maxim as “a theologian who illumines” and Fr. John McGuckin identifies his work as “deeply biblical and patristic, academically learned yet spiritually rich.” The first half of the book collects papers emphasizing theological ontology and epistemology, reminding us how both the mystery of the Holy Trinity and that of the Incarnation demand that we rethink every philosophical supposition; it includes chapters on holiness as otherness, truth and history, and the biochemistry of freedom. The second half of the book features lectures dedicated to the theological questions posed by modern theology, including studies of Orthodox and Roman Catholic ecclesiology, liturgics, and the theology of icons.