What do you mean by that--"moving up the intellectual ladder"?
I didn't mean anything negative, I'm just saying that it is encouraging to see St. Vlads using authors that many good grad schools (Princeton, here at UW, etc.) use in a variety of departments.
And what I found shocking is that an Orthodox Seminary was using material written by man like Foucault who had a very "interesting" lifestyle. I do not have a problem with it, I find the man brilliant, but I bet that some people (including a few people I know) would go topsy turvy if they knew.
Pensateomnia, you were taught about Foucault in High School?!! Most people I know have no clue who he is. UW includes his texts as mandatory reading material in the grad school, but alas, we undergrads have to settle with Marx (boo!).