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Michael Plekon

Michael PlekonDr. Michael Plekon is a professor sociology and anthropology in the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Plekon is a priest of the Orthodox Church in America, assisting at St. Gregory the Theologian Church in Wappingers Falls, NY.

His areas of expertise include:
— saints and religious figures in our time
— religious congregations in the 21st century
— American religious communities
— the social and theological thought of Søren Kierkegaard,
— contemporary Eastern Orthodox theology
— religious thinkers and saints of the Russian emigration

Plekon was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, honorary Fulbright, American Scandinavian Institute and Lutheran World Federation Fellow at the University of Copenhagen's Institute for Systematic Theology in 1979-80 and 1981, working on Kierkegaard's social and theological criticism.

Having published many articles on Kierkegaard and other modern theologians, Dr. Plekon has also edited, translated and published several volumes of the writings of theologians Paul Evdokimov, Elisabeth Behr-Sigel, Arthur Carl Piepkorn, and Nicolas Afanasiev, Antoine Arjakovsky, among others. He published a study of ten remarkable contemporary persons of faith in the Eastern Church, also two books on the ordinary, diverse shapes of holiness in our time.

He received his A.B. from The Catholic University of America and his M.A. and Ph.D from Rutgers University.


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