Our Institute was delighted to host the book launch for the latest work of our dear friend and former IOCS Principal, Professor Marcus Plested: Wisdom in Christian Tradition: The Patristic Roots of Modern Russian Sophiology (Oxford: OUP 2022).
The recording of this event is available here. The event took place on 26 June 2023 at the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge (Lightfoot Room).
The author gave a presentation, which was followed by a response from Revd Dr Dominic White OP (Research Associate, Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, member of the Priory of St Michael in Cambridge).
Marcus Plested (D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1999) is Professor of Greek Patristic and Byzantine Theology at Marquette University. Schooled in London, he studied modern history followed by theology at Merton College, Oxford, completing his doctorate under the supervision of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. He taught for many years at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies and the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge. He has been a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, and has taught, lectured, and published widely in patristic, Byzantine, and modern Orthodox theology. He is the author or editor of four books to date: The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition (Oxford: OUP 2004); Orthodox Readings of Aquinas (Oxford: OUP 2012); The Oxford Handbook to the Reception of Aquinas (Oxford: OUP 2021) (with Matthew Levering); and Wisdom in Christian Tradition: The Patristic Roots of Modern Russian Sophiology (Oxford: OUP 2022).