Item description for Orthodoxy Revisited: Contrasting the Faith And Practice of the Eastern Orthodox Church With Evangelical Doctrine by Robert Lloyd Arnold...
Orthodoxy Revisited explains the doctrinal divergence between Orthodoxy and Evangelical Christianity: the nature of divine revelation, the ontological complexity of the Triune Godhead, the nature of man and his salvation in Christ. Orthodoxy Revisited shows that there is very little doctrinal commonality between the Evangelical and the Orthodox. Both communions use the same theological terms and yet yield radically different theological conclusions. Toward An Orthodox Trinitarian Model The Palamite Synthesis And The Judgement Of God The Holy Mysteries And Authentic Personhood The Holy Images (Icons) And The Communion Of Saints Culture, Ecumenism And The Celtic Church
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 10, 2006
Publisher Regina Orthodox Press
ISBN 1928653227 ISBN13 9781928653226
Reviews - What do customers think about Orthodoxy Revisited: Contrasting the Faith And Practice of the Eastern Orthodox Church With Evangelical Doctrine?
Good points, bad delivery Dec 18, 2007
I found this book addressed some topics in a creative way. I enjoyed it for that. However, there is an uneven writing style (the author switches from colloquial to formal several times), and some of his conclusions seem stretched and some contrasts are a bit unfair. Also, there are typos on many pages. Better editing would have made this a good popular treatment of the topic. I hope a revised second edition would be considered.
Did the Bible create the Church or the Church create the Bible? Aug 7, 2006
In 207 pages of text the author provides a well written and interesting comparison of the Orthodox perspective on several tenets of the Christian faith as compared with the typical Evangelical Protestant perspective on the same topics.
The books starts with a thought provoking comparison of Orthodox Holy Tradition as an authoritative component of Orthodox beliefs compared Protestants' supposed reliance on the Bible as a sole source basis of authority, which is, arguably, their "tradition". The Evangelical-turned-Orthodox author points out that what is now called the Orthodox Church predates and, in fact, created the Bible, relying in essence on inspired tradition as to what constituted authentic Scripture. In contrast the Protestant interpretation of that Bible, sometimes based on questionable translations, created their churches a thousand or more years later.
Five additional meaty chapters address topics such as the Orthodox perspective in the Trinity, the Holy Mysteries, Holy Images and Saints, Ecumenism and Celtic Church.
Thirty-two pages of footnotes document the text and there is a 14-page bibliography for anyone wishing to explore individual topics further.
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to better understand Orthodox tradition and beliefs and there relationship to and contrast with other Christian traditions.