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Eastern Orthodoxy through Western eyes

Author: Donald Fairbairn
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Fairbairn
ISBN: 0664224970 9780664224974
OCLC Number: 50796507
Description: xiii, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. 1: The source of the Orthodox vision: tradition --
Authority versus life --
Tradition and the church --
Tradition and its expressions --
Pt. 2: The heart of the Orthodox vision: union with God --
God as darkness; God as Three --
Humanity: creation, vocation, and fall --
Salvation: the path of theosis --
Salvation and the communion of saints --
Orthodoxy and the West: seeing through each other's eyes --
Pt. 3: The Orthodox vision and its distortions --
Popular Orthodoxy --
Orthodoxy and nationalism.
Responsibility: Donald Fairbairn.

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In light of orthodoxy's growing presence on the religious scene in Britain and North America, this book introduces the eastern orthodox vision to western Christians by examining orthodox theology and  Read more...

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