Adam A. J. DeVille is assistant professor of theology at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
"The book's strengths are its contemporary focus on a topic of
considerable ecumenical importance and its scholarly attention to
the rich diversity of views and developments with regard to the
patriarchal office vis-a-vis the papacy. DeVille's contribution is
his thoroughgoing accumulation of fact and opinion in a
contemporary ecumenical context. In doing so he informs readers
about the depth and breadth of efforts by so many currently
dedicated to restoring East-West unity in the church."
"John Paul II's remarkable encyclical Ut Unum Sint gives occasion for a comprehensive review and analysis of the steady, though often sputtering movement toward Orthodox and Roman Catholic rapprochement in our day. DeVille identifies the major voices, the churches involved, and assesses in particular the place and role of the Papacy in this process. Orthodoxy and the Papacy does a great service in promoting the ecumenical conversation, and will be an edifying resource to all that are interested in it." -- Vigen Guroian, University of Virginia