The Best of
If you read just one book from this site, The
Best of Jonathan's Corner is a head taller than
the others. It contains all of the best works of
theology from Jonathan's Corner, and there's a lot to
dig through—but only if you want. If not, feel
free to enjoy and read as little or as much as you
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Timeless Orthodox theology that speaks to our day.
This is a volume of 12 hand-picked works of theology,
that cover territory and invite the reader to look up
and see God.
Guide to Technology
Mammon, as it is challenged in the Sermon on the
Mount, represents such wealth and possessions as one
could have two thousand years ago. But it is merely
beer as contrasted to the eighty proof whiskey that our
day has concocted. The Sermon on the Mount aims to put
us in the driver's seat and not what you could possess
in ancient times, and if the Sermon on the Mount says
something about metaphorical beer, perhaps there are
implications for an age where something more like
eighty proof whiskey is all around us.
"Do We Have
Rights?" and Other Homilies
Hayward has been permitted to give homilies, and
homilies more than anything else call for communicating
with crystalline simplicity without compromising the
topic being preached.
and Science, Technology and Faith
Religion and science is one area where there is much
to unlearn for us. These works treat religion and
science in connection to another pairing, that between
technology and faith. And they try to uproot part of
our whole conceptualization of "religion and science"
As It Were in Ye
This is a collection of works penned by C.J.S.
Hayward, mostly in Elizabethan English. It contains
poems and prayers.
and Other Orthodox Hymns and Poems
There is something poetic about theology, and in
this work you can find invitations to stand in awe at
the glory of God.
A Collection of Orthodox Spiritual Writing and
This is an encyclopaedic collection of Orthodox
theology, in theological prose.
Theology: Odds and Ends, Curiosities and Creative
This is a collection of some of the most creative
works C.J.S. Hayward has ever written. Theological
writing can be very versatile, and this collection
C.J.S. Hayward's website is dense in reference to
Biblical quotations and references, in particular as
regards the Sermon on the Mount.
But these two works in particular speak of approach
to the Bible.
to the Creator of Heaven and Earth and Other Prayers
Theology is prayer, and this is a collection of
works intended to be prayed.
Theology: A Broad Collection of Orthodox Theology
Mystical theology is practical theology; it is not
something you speak but something you live, and out of
which you know.
Here is a book of invitations to mystical
Picks: Favorite Works of Orthodox Christian Mystical
A collection of works of theology that is at once
whimsical and substantial. There is much here to
Collections of Short Insights in Theology
Collections of short insight, in concise "chapters"
(comparable in length to perhaps a paragraph of modern
English prose), that provide glimpses into a topic from
Where Is God When It Hurts?
Suffering is not meaningless. It has a place, and an
important one, in the work of the Holy Spirit. The
saints' lives show saints who suffer more, not less,
than less holy figures. This is an examination of
suffering and interrelated topics from the true meaning
of suffering in the life of faith.
Shall I Tell an Alchemist? A Collection of Poems
C.J.S. Hayward is a poet and this work gathers
together his poetry, including a great many of his
Poetry lovers are in for a treat.
Dragons: Works of Theology and Polemics
Real Orthodox unity digs deeper than
ecumenism can ever reach.
Orthodoxy does not approach the question of unity by
saying, "Hold hands and sing Kum By Yah" from wherever
you stand. It pursues a unity that is much deeper than
that, and a great many Orthodox classics are both
theology and apologetics, or both theology and
polemics: this work follows suit.
Christian Theology: Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent
Design and Origins Questions
"Go for the wallflower doctrines," one theologian
said, telling of his mother's advice about dance. The
most interesting acquaintances are not with the
dashing young woman in the middle of the dance floor,
but the wallflowers.
There are a lot of more valuable things to do than
nail the details of how life as we know it came to
exist. However, as a concession almost, a response is
given to basic origins questions, which do not merit
the same attention as wallflowers. This book takes a
"middle of the dance floor" debate, and then tries to
direct the reader's attention to truly interesting
Orthodox Response to Fr. Seraphim (Rose)
There are many devout Orthodox who at least respect
Fr. Seraphim, but when one hears boldly spoken words
about "Blessed Seraphim Rose," it tends to taste like
I was told that the Orthodox contraception is that
it is permitted, provided you follow a few basic
That is false, and this looks at contraception both
from a mystical theology perspective and from a very
unpleasant find in a journal of ecumenical something or
Ladies, Women and Men
Being created male and female is right next to being
created in the image of God in Genesis, and in life. A
lot of attempts have been made to have something other
than this gift; this speaks to what is unsaid about the
gift of being male or female.
Yonder: The Anthology
This collection is not unlike Knights and
Ladies, but asks a terrifying question: what would
it be like to be pure minds, without the ascesis of
living as men and women? This serves as a backdrop
against which "He created them male and female" can be
seen against its full and proper stature.