Books are Opened
Books are Opened is a collection of book criticisms and forewords written by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos during the first twenty years of his episcopal ministry (1995-2015), at the request of the authors. It also includes prefaces to publications of translations of his own books.
As a book enthusiast, Metropolitan Hierotheos in Books are Opened penetrates into the authors’ thoughts and participates in the labours and joys of researchers, making positive criticisms and recording his impressions on reading the books, from the perspective of his own writings. Skilled in the art of writing forewords, he distils the message of the books and presents the creative work of the authors.
The range of subjects included in Books are Opened is far-reaching, and, together with the prefaces to his translated books, this collection reveals the Metropolitan’s longstanding and unflagging activity as a writer, conveying to readers many of the factors that go to make up theology, history and culture.