We’ve been fortunate to collaborate with the good folks at Logos Web Services to provide a complete overhaul to Father Alexios Trader’s website, Ancient Christian Wisdom. The original site was built in 2012 and its purpose was to introduce Christians and non-Christians alike to the wisdom of the Church fathers and how their wisdom relates to and at times coincides with modern psychology, in particular cognitive therapy.
Father Alexios writes on topics such as forgiveness, insomnia, Type A personalities, anger, depression, and chronic pain.
Father Alexis Karakallinos, né John F. Trader, is an Orthodox Christian priest and monk who was born in Dover, Delaware, and has lived in Greece since 1996. By far, his most important work is Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy: A Meeting of Minds (Feb 2011). It was written over a period of years in order to demonstrate how Christian teachings can not only inform, but also provide depth and direction to contemporary approaches to help those who suffer with a variety of psychological problems. It also aims to provide pastors with supplemental tools for guiding those whose striving for sanctification is challenged by unresolved psychological difficulties. It’s an attempt to find a meeting place between mind and heart, theory and practice, as well as modernity and antiquity, that can provide solace for the suffering and hope for the discouraged.