Long-awaited Fr Matthew Baker book releases to the public

Faith Seeking Understanding Book Cover

The highly anticipated Faith Seeking Understanding: The Theological Witness of Fr. Matthew Baker is now available from Saint Vladimir’s Seminary (SVS) Press. The book offers a collection of the essays, letters, interviews, and correspondence of Fr. Matthew Baker (1977-2015), exploring the works of Fr. Georges Florovsky and the writings of the Church Fathers.

Rev. Matthew Baker, Ph.D., was an adjunct professor in theology at Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and pastor at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Norwich, CT when he died tragically in an automobile accident on March 1, 2015, at the age of 37. A gifted and talented young scholar, his repose was mourned deeply in the Orthodox theological community.

Fr Matthew Baker at Divine Liturgy

Father Matthew left behind numerous articles and edited multiple books on his hero, Fr. Georges Florovsky (1893–1979), as well as on patristics, theology, Scripture, and philosophy more broadly.

“As Florovsky thought of the Fathers, and as Baker thought of Florovsky, it is not inappropriate to add the theological achievements of Fr. Matthew Baker to this precious lineage and inheritance of Orthodox theology,” wrote Rev. Dr. Alexis Torrance, associate professor of Byzantine Theology at the University of Notre Dame. “This is an inheritance we have a duty to pursue…as we strive to be faithful witnesses to ‘him which is, and which was, and which is to come’ (Rev 1:4).”

Father Matthew lived on the campus of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, enrolling in a course at the Seminary, while he attended a Ph.D. program at Fordham University, starting in 2011. He had already earned his Master of Divinity degree from St. Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA, in 2008, and his Master of Arts degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, MA, in 2010. He was awarded a doctoral degree posthumously by Fordham University in 2015.

Buy Faith Seeking Understanding at SVSPress.com or by calling 1-800-204-BOOK (2665).