I wouldn't be troubled by the review at all. I think the guy has read the wrong website or book, and now thinks he knows about some grand conspiracy to dupe us all. It makes for good TV (I'll admit that the cigarette-smoking-man was my favorite character on the X-Files
), but it's not very helpful in reality. This is not to say that His Grace, Bp. Kallistos is free from criticism among Orthodox Christians, as can be seen in the following reviews...A Traditionalist Critique of The Orthodox Church
by Hieromonk PatapiosBook Review: The Orthodox Way
by Hieromonk Patapios
But as these reviews point out, for whatever faults or failings in His Grace's books, the works are still of high quality and very helpful. Fwiw, I'll make a few comments about some of the things said in the actual review...
Ware is an non-Greek non-Orthodox outsider who came on the scene in the 1960s, making himself the foremost expert on the Orthodox church
I don't think that His Grace would call himself "the foremost expert on the Orthodox Church," and it is only after decades of research and volumous publishing that he could even be considered that. He certainly wasn't considered that when he first published The Orthodox Church
as a layman 40 years ago.
and embarrasing the church into creating a position for him: The Orthodox Archbishop Of Canterbury (How vain is that?).
I have no clue whatsoever what this guy is talking about. First, Bishop Kallistos is said to be a bishop of Diokleia, not Canterbury. Second, how exactly would someone embarrass a Patriarch into creating a whole bishopric and then awarding that bishopric to him? I'd like to hear that tale!
Ware fooled us when he produced the only English translation of the Philokalia,
Um, yeah. It really sucks when someone translates one of the most profound spiritual documents into a new language. What a devious fellow!
wrote the only mainstream authoritative works on the Orthodox Church (The Orthodox Way and The Orthodox Church),
This is totally anachronistic. It is only "mainstream" because it has been gaining momentum and word-of-mouth for decades. And Fr. Alexander Schmemann's works are also "authoritative" and "mainstream" in many English-speaking people's eyes.
and arranged in 1969 for the mutual lifting of the excommunications between the Roman Pope and the Byzantine Patriarch
I think it was 1965, and I seriously doubt that Timothy Ware (I'm not even sure that he was a priest yet, let alone bishop) greatly influenced two of the most powerful religious leaders in the world.