Derek Krueger has given us a fascinating and perhaps surprising look into the interior of the Byzantine Christian self, and this monograph will be of particular interest to scholars of Byzantine history and religious studies. This book is indeed a model for the critical engagement of texts that otherwise serve as fodder for theological and liturgical studies, and it has deepened our understanding of not only of Byzantine history and culture but also how Byzantine Orthodox Christians imagined themselves.
Derek Krueger. Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual, Biblical Narrative, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.
From The Medieval Review (TMR). Review by Young Richard Kim, Calvin College