An approach to the world and to life that stems from the liturgical experience of the Orthodox Church. Father Alexander deals with the issues of secularism and Christian culture, viewing them from the perspective of the Church as revealed and communicated in its worship and liturgy. "A powerful, articulate (and) creative essay in sacramental theology. One of the best books I have read for a long time. I suggest every novice read it twice - at least once." - Thomas Merton. "This is one of the best introductions to the sacraments, and not simply the 'Eastern' view of them. If you have not read it by all means do so now." - Leonel L. Mitchell, The Anglican. Other books on Sacramental Theology published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press include: The Eucharist, by Alexander Schmemann; Marriage, An Orthodox Perspective, by John Meyendorff; and Of the Water and the Spirit: A Liturgical Study of Baptism, by Alexander Schmemann.Schmemann, Alexander is the author of 'For the Life of the World Sacraments and Orthodoxy', published 1997 under ISBN 9780913836088 and ISBN 0913836087.