Kyriacos C. Markides, is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Maine and author of nine books published by leading publishers in the United States and the UK. Seven of his books, including The Mountain of Science, Gifts of the Desert and his latest Inner River: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Christian Spirituality are on Christian mystics spiritual guides and elders of Eastern Christianity and are published by Random House/ Image Books. His books have been translated and published in twelve other countries and languages. He has given regular lectures and workshops around the United States, Canada and overseas and appeared on national and international television and radio programs. Professor Markides is the recipient in 2002 of the best professor award in Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine and the 2006.
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