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Paradise Besieged: A Journey to Medieval Mount Athos at the Dawn of the Information Age
Richard John Friedlander, mediator, church ecclesiarch, and Greek Orthodox Christian agnostic Jew, takes you on a decidedly unorthodox journey to the Holy Mountain of Athos in Greece-a wondrous and wild land where the only residents are monks and no one used the word "change" for over a thousand years. Born in Brooklyn, a graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, Friedlander ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published August 6th 2007 by iUniverse
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This book was written by my son Nick's Godfather. It's a book about the Holy Mountain and John's time there as an Orthodox monk. It's very interesting especially if you are curious about monks and what goes on at Mt. Athos. It's also very sarcastic and humored (as is John) and at times above my head intellectually (as is John). The question after reading this book is will Mt. Athos and her way of life survive the next 1,000 years? Check it out and see what Sexton Richard John Friedlander has to ...more