Eastern Orthodoxy Through Western Eyes

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Westminster John Knox Press, 2002 - Religion - 209 pages
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In the last decade, Eastern Orthodoxy has moved from being virtually unknown to Western Christians to being a significant presence on the religious scene in North America and Great Britain. In light of Orthodoxy's growing presence, this book will introduce Western Christians to the Eastern Orthodox vision of the Christian life by examining Orthodox theology and worship and will also alert readers to the cultural and historical factors that shape any interpretation of the Christian faith.

 

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Contents

IntroductionDouble Vision
1
Chapter 1Authority versus Life
11
Chapter 2Tradition and the Church
23
Chapter 3Tradition and Its Expressions
33
Chapter 4God as Darkness God as Three
51
Creation Vocation and Fall
65
The Path of Theosis
79
Chapter 7Salvation and the Communion of Saints
97
Chapter 10Orthodoxy and Nationalism
143
ConclusionSingle Vision?
153
Appendix ARecommended Reading
161
Appendix BSuggestions for Christian Workers in the East
167
Appendix CThe Structure and Organization of Orthodoxy
179
Notes
185
Select Bibliography
199
Subject Index
205

Seeing
111
Chapter QPopular Orthodoxy
131

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About the author (2002)

Donald Fairbairn is Professor of Historical Theology and Associate Dean of Theology at Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina.

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