Blessed are you, Cavaradossi. And blessed is your church book store. You are in for some very dry, but exceedingly interesting reading.
Well, if it's any indication, I bought the book simply because I have already read Papadakis' Crisis in Byzantium
, and thought that it was quite an enjoyable read. The only types of books that I find a chore to read are books where I constantly have to read passages over and over again, like Vladimir Lossky's The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church
, which after six months I have yet to finish. I suppose that I don't have the philosophy chops for zooming through books like that one or like Metropolitan John Zizioulas' Being as Communion
, unlike a certain poster on this board whose name suggests that he is composed of two vectors of unit length, the dot product of which is zero.