Some 14 months after its publication, my first book, The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh (OUP 2010) has been reviewed in the Journal of Ecclesiastical History by Grigory Kessel. It is more descriptive than exporatory, but generally favourable. Kessel writes:
Despite its slight imperfections, however, this coherent study will undoubtedly prove to be an important contribution not only to the field of Eastern Christian studies, but also to more general and interdisciplinary theological discussions.
If you have money to spare, friends with exotic taste in Christmas gifts, or – more likely – some money left in our department’s book budget, why don’t you order a copy!