how and where the concept came back into vogue in the 20th century, and why it has now come to be viewed, for at least some, as the Orthodox concept of salvation (rather than merely one way of understanding salvation among many).
Perhaps this ties into the "neo-Patristic" movement? Seems to fit the content and time frame, and I read is supposed to have been kick-started by Fr. George Florovsky. Maybe that's a place to start looking for the revival of it at least. Also looking at detractors of the neo-Patristic movement might reveal history about its absence.
But as for a single book, no idea.