An Endangered Sensibility

Toward the Endless Day
The Life of Elisabeth Behr-Sigel
Olga Lossky, Translated by Jerry Ryan, Edited by Michael Plekon
University of Notre Dame Press, $35, 360 pp.

Elisabeth Behr-Sigel was an important Orthodox theologian with a particular interest in the place of women in the Orthodox Church. She also showed what it means to live in a truly ecumenical way. She died in 2005 at the age of ninety-eight. Her personal journey encompassed two world wars and major changes in every Christian church.

Toward the Endless Day, her story, was written by Olga Lossky, a novelist and the great-...

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John Garvey is an Orthodox priest and columnist for Commonweal. His most recent book is Seeds of the Word: Orthodox Thinking on Other Religions.