Item description for The Illuminating Icon by Anthony Ugolnik & Richard J. Mouw...
A revealing book by an American Christian of Russian descent who has a strong personal bond with many Christians in Russia. Anthony Ugolnik exposes the cultural and religious alienation between Russians and Americans, shows who the thousand-year-old Russian Orthodox tradition actively shapes the life of contemporary Russian Christians, and points out how Russian Orthodoxy can inform and enrich American Christianity.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Jan 19, 1989
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 080284782X ISBN13 9780802847829
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This book helped bring me to Orthodoxy Jan 10, 2002
In the midst of the theological quagmire of the American religious scene, this book stands tall. I read this book as a part of a Modern Theology class in college. I was amazed at its clarity and its directness.
Anton Ugolnik is a gifted writer who takes you on a journey through Communist Russia, showing examples of Christians who kept their faith in the midst of overwhelming repression. But he also shows quite well how Orthodoxy "fits" in America. It is a rich book, covering areas as vast as theology, political theory, hermeneutics, and the like. After reading this book, I finally understood the doctrine of the Trinity.
It is not a Summa of Orthodox thought, or even Father Ugolnik's Magnum Opus, but it is a true diamond in the rough-- a refreshing break from the soulless theological meanderings that have overridden the Christian thought in America.