Andrew Louth: The Most Interesting Theologian in the World

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  1. It all depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.


  2. Charles Twombly says:

    When I went to Durham fifteen years ago to meet Fr Andrew for the first time, I’d never heard anyone pronounce his last name. I wasn’t sure if Louth rhymed with mouth or with tooth. As I was waiting for him to come down from his office, I asked the departmental secretary who assured me it rhymed with mouth. Either way, the confirmation would have come from “oral” tradition.


    • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

      I met Fr Andrew at a conference on Augustine at Fordham some six or seven years ago and had an opportunity to chat with him over lunch. I remember him as soft-spoken, humble, and erudite. I look on him as a model for Orthodox theology.


      • Charles Twombly says:

        I met Fr Aidan Kimel (then called “Al”) at the very same conference and had a delightful meal at Roberto (in the south Bronx) with him and another chap (a history prof). During the evening, Fr Aidan (justifiably) took me to task for remaining in the “apostate” Episcopal Church. Haven’t moved yet but continue to worship often at an OCA church. Would be lovely if we (Andrew, Aidan, and myself) could meet up again. Much to talk over, no doubt.


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  4. Tim Perry says:

    Man, he hasn’t shaved since I last saw him 20 years ago! Wonder if he shoots waterfowl when not writing about the Fathers. . . .


  5. Fr Aidan Kimel says:

    It might be noted that Fr Andrew’s new book is now available: Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology.

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