The Orthodox Way

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1995 - Religion - 164 pages
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This book is a general account of the doctrine, worship and life of Orthodox Christians. It raises the basic issues of theology: God as hidden yet revealed; the problem of evil; the nature of salvation; the meaning of faith; prayer; death and what lies beyond. Throughout the book, Bishop Kallistos Ware shows the meaning of Orthodox doctrine for the life of the individual Christian. Doctrinal issues are seen not as abstract propositions for theological debate but as affecting the whole of life. --From publisher's description.
 

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User Review  - Fr. M. Blake Greenlee - Christianbook.com

For those wishing to study Orthodox Christianity, this is the place to start. Bishop Ware writes extremely clearly, his understanding of the faith of the Apostles comes through clearly. He guides the reader through the basic tenets of the faith. I heartily recommend this book! Read full review

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TITLE: "... should be called "The Christian Way" ... It's that Good" April 21, 2006
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While I am an Evangelical Protestant, I have enjoyed this book tremendously. Often, when reading various
passages, I felt that this book should be re-named "The Christian Way" because of the orthodox truths presented. REMEMBER: "orthodox" is an adjective "Orthodox" is an important branch of Christianity (and one of the most ancient one).
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While this book is not a systematic theology of the Orthodox Christian Faith, it does expound on a lot of the beliefs held in common by all Christians and by orthodox Christianity. The author discusses various ways of looking at God or understanding God:
1. God as Mystery
2. God as Trinity
3. God as Creator
4. God as Man
5. God as Spirit
6. God as Prayer
Epilogue: God as Eternity
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Each chapter has descriptive sub-chapter titles, plenty of references, and ends with a compilation of sayings and words of wisdom. A complete and extensive bibliography, list of authors, and subjects reflect the depth of Bishop Kallistos Ware's writing.
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For those of you who may be intimidated by the word "Orthodox" in the title, I would mention that the style of Kallistos Ware is non-polemical, but rather padagogical and inspirational. A great companion to this book would be the "Orthodox Church" by Timothy Ware (name before becoming bishop) or Daniel B. Clendenin two books on Eastern Orthodoxy.
 

Contents

Signposts on the Way
7
God as Trinity
27
God as Creator
43
God as Man
67
God as Spirit
89
God as Prayer
105
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