The OSI seeks to provide resources for Orthodox scholars to further study the relationship between Orthodox faith and higher education, the Orthodox Christian theological exploration of vocation, and the vocation of the Orthodox scholar in the academy.
In 2008 and 2009, the Office of Vocation & Ministry sponsored consultations (one co-sponsored with OTSA) on the topic of Orthodox Christianity & Higher Education. The papers from those consultations, together with some additional significant essays, are being compiled and edited by Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides, Elizabeth H. Prodromou, and Vera Shevzov. See the Framing Questions of the volume.
To aid reflection on Orthodoxy and Higher Education, the OVM has drafted an annotated bibliography listing available scholarship pertaining to the topic. This resource may be downloaded here.
This is a work in progress; please email us if you have recommendations for additional books that should be listed on this resource.
The following papers from OVM symposia and consultations are available by request. To access these papers, please contact the OVM.
Behr, John, "Plundering the Egyptians: The Use of Classical Paideia in the Early Church," February 3, 2006.
Cutsinger, James S., "The Once and Future College: Rose Hill in Theory and Practice," June 12, 2008
Erickson, John H., "St. Vladimir's Seminary and Undergraduate Education," June 12, 2008
Howard, Thomas Albert, "Listener Report," June 13, 2008
Sterk, Andrea, “Faith and Learning in Higher Education: Historical Reflections for Orthodox Scholars Today,” June 12, 2008.
Resources for the Orthodox Christian theological exploration of vocation, on the main site for the OVM
CrossRoad, the OVM's 10-day summer institue for high school juniors and seniors