In The Fragrance of God Vigen Guroian journeys both through the year's changing seasons and through the course of his personal life as he and his family leave their home in Maryland to settle down afresh near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. An avid gardener, Vigen thoughtfully reflects upon leaving his old garden behind in order to cultivate the new one, and discusses this process as an emblem of the Christian journey through life, marked both by bitter losses and sweet new blessings. While deeply personal, The Fragrance of God vividly unfolds the great biblical themes of the grandeur of God's creation, the senses as "paths" to experiencing God, and the garden as a place of birth, death, and renewal. Abundant with citations from Guroian's beloved church fathers from the Orthodox tradition and replete with theological reflection, The Fragrance of God will lead readers down a path of deeper insight into the creation and the Creator.
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