A new book on the relations between the Anglican Church and the Serbian Orthodox Church — A book about the relations between the Anglican Church and the Serbian Orthodox Church, edited by prof. Mark D. Chapman from Oxford University and prof. Bogdan Lubardić from the University of Belgrade, was recently published. It is a collection of scientific papers, entitled Serbia and the Church of England: The First World War and a New Ecumenism (https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05977-3).
According to the publisher, this book presents the first comprehensive account of the changing ecumenical relationships between Britain and Serbia. While the impetus for the collection is the commemoration of the Serbian seminarians who settled in and around Oxford towards the end of the First World War, the scope is much broader, including detailed accounts of the relationships between the Church of England and Serbia and its Orthodox Church from the middle of the nineteenth century until World War II. It includes studies of leading thinkers from the period, especially the charismatic Nicholai Velimirovich. The contributors use many unpublished resources that reveal the centrality of the churches in promoting the Serbian cause through the course of the First World War and in its aftermath.