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In this reliable and engaging survey, Daniel Clendenin introduces Protestants to Eastern Orthodox history and theology with the hope that the two groups will come to see their traditions as complementary and learn to approach one another with a "hermeneutic of love" that fosters "mutual respect, toleration, and even support."
This revised edition includes a new preface, a new chapter, and an updated bibliography. In addition to updated demographic information, Clendenin examines at length a particular aspect of Orthodoxy's intersection with Protestantism-its growing exchange with evangelicalism.
|1||On Smells and Bells: An Apologia for Orthodoxy||11|
|2||The Forgotten Family: A Brief History||29|
|3||The Mystery of God: Apophatic Vision||47|
|4||The Image of Christ: Theology in Color||71|
|5||The Witness of the Spirit: Scripture and Tradition||95|
|6||The Deification of Humanity: Theosis||117|
|7||A Hermeneutic of Love||139|
Posted June 7, 2004
As a Protestant who is interested in the broader universal church I found this book a great introduction to the world of Orthodoxy. The western church has a lot to learn from the East and acquainting ourselves with its history and theology is a must as a first step towards fulfilling the prayer for unity that Jesus prayed. I encourage all Christians who aren't familiar with Orthodoxy to read this book. And I encourage Orthodox readers to read the closing chapters on how we all might proceed forward together.
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Posted December 24, 2012