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AUDIO CASSETTES OF
LECTURES, TALKS, SERMONS
by Father Alexander Men

with abstracts and lists of questions put to Father A. Men by his listeners during the talks, IN RUSSIAN, to be downloaded in ZIP-archive format (see above the 173 Kb referat.zip file in Word-95)

Compiled by Y. B. Dolzhanskaya, A. K. Polshin
Translated by A.P. Tolstoy, Kharkov, 2000

Archpriest Alexander Men is a theologian and a preacher well-known both in Russia and abroad.
Talks, sermons, numerous lectures delivered to a wide audience over the last three years of his life make up a unique audio collection addressed to all those interested in spiritual aspects of life. Father A. Mens wide learning and deep insights help us get better acquainted with the Christian spiritual tradition and see it from the prospective of the latest achievements in the biblical science and theology.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
of thirty eight 90-min audio cassettes

CHAPTER I. THE HOLY WRIT

1. FUNDAMENTALS OF THE HOLY WRIT
Side A. The Old Testament as a God-breathed book written by man. The Bible and the history. The Word of God and the word of man. The Church and the Bible.
Side B. The canon of the Old Testament. Different schools of biblical critique.

2. THE SIX DAYS OF CREATION
Side A. Answers to 9 questions. Lecture: The Worlds Creation in the Six Days. Cycles of the Universe.
Side B. Lecture cont. Answers to 17 questions.

3. PROPHETS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
Side A. Amos, Isaiah, Jeremiah.
Side B. Ezekiel and the author of the second part of the book of Isaiah. Answers to 52 questions.

4. THE TWO TESTAMENTS
Side A. On the threshold of the New Testament. Prophets Job, Ecclesiastes and Daniel.
Side B. Answers to 39 questions.

5. THE BOOK OF REVELATION
Side A. The New Testament. The Judgement Day. Crisis of culture. The book of hope. The kingdom of the beast. The kingdom of Christs people. Transformation of nature and man.
Side B. Answers to 50 questions.

6. THE BIBLICAL TRADITION IN THE 17TH CENTURY LITERATURE
Side A. Adam in Exile by Hugo Grotius; Lucifer, Expelled Adam, Noah by Joost van den Vondel; Paradise lost, Samson by John Milton.
Side B. Answers to 38 questions.

7. THE BIBLE IN THE WORKS OF RUSSIAN WRITERS OF THE 19-20TH CENTURIES
Side A. Vassily A. Zhukovsky and Alexander S. Pushkin.
Side B. Leo N. Tolstoy and Ivan S. Tougueneff. Comments by Fr Georguy Chistyakov.

8. THE BIBLE AND THE RUSSIAN LITERATURE OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Side A. Godmanhood of the Bible: The Song of Songs. Sulamyth by Alexander I. Kuprin, Judas Iscariot by Leonid Andreyev, Jesus Unknown by Dmitry S. Merezhkovsky. Ivan Bunin and Maximilian Voloshin. Answers to some questions.
Side B. Answers to 37 questions.

9. APOCRYPHA
Side A. Lecture: Gospels by Enoch, Jacob, Thomas Israelite.
Side B. Lecture cont. Answers to 32 questions.

CHAPTER II. THE GOSPEL AND THE PERSONALITY OF CHRIST. HISTORY OF RELIGIONS AND LIFE OF SPIRIT

10. THE GOOD NEWS
Side A. The Christian culture. Twelve by Alexander Blok and the 1000th anniversary of Russias baptism. Spiritual values.
Side B. Answers to 42 questions.

11. CREDO (part one)
Side A. I believe in one God the Father Freedom of choice. The two paths. The two commandments. Responsibility of man.
Side B. Who do people I say? Answers to 31 questions. The personality of Jesus.

12. CREDO (part two)
Side A. The personality of Jesus. Creator of Heaven and Earth, all things visible and invisible
Side B. Answers to 42 questions. The mystery of Gods spirit. I believe in the Holy Spirit. Gifts and talents.

13. CREDO (part three)
Side A. The mystery of Gods spirit. Church. Unity. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
Side B. Answers to 37 questions. I believe in one baptism for the remission of sins.

14. CREDO (part four)
Side A. Church Sacraments: the Eucarist, Penance, Priesthood, Extreme Unction, Anointment, Marriage. Answers to 19 questions.
Side B. Answers to 15 questions. I expect the resurrection of the dead.

15. CHRISTIANITY (Fr Mens last lecture delivered on 08.09.90)
Side A. Truth. Apostle Paul. The Eucarist. Godmanhood.
Side B. The rise of Islam. The iconoclastic heresy of the 7-8th centuries.

16. THE TWO PERCEPTIONS OF CHISTIANITY
Side A. Culture, monastic and lay life, the truth of the Scripture.
Side B. Answers to 11 questions.

17. CHURCH FATHERS AND HERESIES OF THE 7TH CENTURY
Side A. Pope Leo the Great, St Benedict, Emperor Justinian.
Side B. The mystery of icon. St Dionysius the Areopagite. Answers to 15 questions.

18. LECTURES WITH COMMENTS
Side A. Lecture: Christianity, with comments by Fr Georguy Chistyakov. Lecture: Six Days of Creation, with comments by V. Sorokin.
Side B. Lecture: Death and Immortality, with comments by A. Andreyeva. Lecture: Jesus Human Face, with comments by V.N. Likhachev.

19. LECTURES WITH COMMENTS
Side A. Lecture: About Vladimir Solovyev, with comments by L. Vasilenko.
Side B. Lecture: Two Perceptions of Christianity, with comments by Fr A. Borisov  and L. Vasilenko.

CHAPTER III. THE CHURCH YEAR AND FEAST DAYS

20. PREPARATION FOR GREAT LENT
Side A. Sermons: About the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Open to Me the Doors of Repentance. Sermons in the common confessions: About the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, About the Prodigal Son.
Side B. Sermons in the common confessions: About the Last Judgement, Forgiveness Sunday.

21. 1989 GREAT LENT SERMONS
Side A. Sermons: Triumph of Orthodoxy Week, St Gregory Palamas, Cross-Worship Week. The sermon in the common confession in the Cross-Worship Week.
Side B. Sermon: About Passions. Sermons in the common confessions: About Passions, About St John of Sinai and His Ladder.  Sermon: Rise, sleeper. Sermon in the common confession: Palm Sunday.

22. SERMONS ON CHURCH FEAST DAYS AND SERMONS IN THE COMMON CONFESSIONS
Side A. Sermons: Feast of the Entrance of the Holy Virgin into the Temple, Annunciation, Christmas, Feast of the Meeting of the Lord.
Side B. Sermons in the common confessions: Those Called for Supper, Heavenly Clinic, Peter and Paul Feast Day.

23. TALKS AND SERMONS IN THE COMMON CONFESSIONS
Side A. Sermons: Beatitudes, Eternal Life, To Answer the Calling, Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.
Side B. Sermon in the common confession: Peter and Paul Feast Day. Talk in the old peoples home: Life and Sacraments.

24. TALKS, SERMONS, REMINISCENCES
Side A. Sermons: Feast Day of All Saints, Putting Oneself Right with God, Word before the Baptism, Word after the Baptism. Talk: Meeting. The Mystery of Christs Resurrection.
Side B. Talk: A Christian in the World. Reminiscences about Mother-Superior Maria.

25. TALKS
Side A. There Should Be Different Viewpoints. Answers to 3 questions.
Side B. Causes of Tiredness. Praying for Others.

26. EASTER
Side A. Lecture: Easter.
Side B. Answers to 15 questions. Sermon: Word before the Baptism. Talk: Meeting. The Mystery of Christs Resurrection.

27. TALKS
Side A. Beatitudes.
Side B. To Be a Christian or Just a Decent Person?

CHAPTER IV. A CHRISTIAN AND HIS/HER PERSONALITY

28. SPIRITUALITY OF MAN (60 min)
Side A. Personality. Matter and spirit. Relationship with God.
Side B. Answers to 13 questions.

29. ORIGINS OF RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE
Side A. The origins of world culture. Magic and religion. Axis Time. Confucius.
Side B. Lao Tse. Buddha. Yoga. Krishna. Answers to 7 questions.

30. BIBLICAL MODEL OF PERSONALITY
Side A. Human dignity. Dual nature of man. Tree of good and evil.
Side B. Answers to 10 questions.

31. CHRISTIANITY AND ART
Side A. Lecture: Christianity and Art. Answers to 9 questions.
Side B. Answers to 9 questions. Tale of how Adam and Eve Came into Being. Talks: Social Position of a Christian, Immacualte Conception.

32. TALKS
Side A. About Redemption: symbols of redemption, Gods kingdom, temptation by power, freedom.
Side B. About Personality: masses, self-perfection.

33. ABOUT FAITH
Side A. About Faith: icon, paganism, faith, the Gospel. Answers to 21questions.
Side B. Answers to 26 questions. TV-Talk: Eternal Questions. Answers to 7 questions.

34. FAITH AND CULTURE. PHENOMENON OF MAN
Side A. Faith and Culture: anti-culture trend, modern music, spirituality, St Gregory the Theologian, St Augustine, Fyodor Bukharev, Sergei N. Bulgakov, Nikolai Berdyaev, Pavel Florensky. Answer to the question: What are we living for?
Side B. Phenomenon of Man: self-knowledge, man as Gods image, the Gospel. Answer to the question about the origins of evil.

35. LECTURES AND TALKS WITH COMMENTS
Side A. Family, Love and Marriage: Xenia of St Petersburg, family, love, self-devotion; St John of Sinai, monastic life, married life; Lent, chastity, humility, arrogance, patience.
Side B. About Love and Marriage (from a TV program). About Spirituality and Love (from a film of 1972). Answers to 12 questions.

CHAPTER V. ETERNAL LIFE. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH

36. LIFE AFTER LIFE
Side A. Life after Life: Life After Life by R. Moody, noosphere, personal nature of spirit.
Side B. Lecture cont. Answers to 29 questions.
 
37. REINCARNATION AND OCCULTISM
Side A. Lecture: Reincarnation and Occultism.
Side B. Lecture cont. Answers to 27 questions.

38. RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
Side A. Resurrection of the Dead: eschatology, incarnation, disincarnation, immortality of soul.
Side B. Answers to 80 questions.