Not a few figures?writers, poets, activists, teachers?have focused on the presence of the Holy One in the ordinary, on the many possibilities of worldly spirituality. In this book, pastor, teacher, and theologian Michael Plekon introduces us to several persons of faith from both the Western and Eastern Church traditions to illumine God's presence in everyday living: the world as sacrament. In this discovery of liturgy and life entwined, Plekon shows how these lives, and our own lives, are texts about looking for and following God in everyday existence.
Michael P. Plekon is emeritus professor of sociology and religion and culture at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He has served parishes while teaching, writing, and researching for thirty-five years. Earlier in life he was a Carmelite friar and served as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is now a priest in the Orthodox Church in America in Wappingers Falls, New York, and married to a landscape artist and former IT professional, with two married adult children.