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From Baptist to Byzantium: How a Baptist Missionary Traveled Halfway Around the World to Find the Ancient Orthodox Faith

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This is the compelling story of a Protestant American missionary sent to convert the Orthodox to his evangelical faith who insteads converts to Orthodoxy. A powerful testimony to the spiritual truth of the Orthodox faith.

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Overview

This is the compelling story of a Protestant American missionary sent to convert the Orthodox to his evangelical faith who insteads converts to Orthodoxy. A powerful testimony to the spiritual truth of the Orthodox faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781928653370
  • Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press,Csi
  • Publication date: 3/25/2010
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 17

Prologue 19

1 Preparatio Evangelio 22

Beginnings 22

Movement 24

Receiving Jesus 26

2 Growth 29

Involvement 29

Georgetown 30

Calling 31

Reality 32

3 Seminary 34

Provision 34

Marching Orders 36

4 Missions 38

Prague 38

Change of Scenery 41

Crossing 43

Life in Tuzla 44

Ministry in Tuzla 46

5 Intermission 51

Departure 51

Rest and Refitting 52

6 Return 55

Banja Luka 55

Redeployment 56

Starting Over 59

Dangerous Reading 62

7 The New Testament Church 64

The Early Church was Liturgial 65

The Early Church was Hierarchical 68

The Early Church was Sacramental 72

The Early Church did not Believe in Sola Scriptura 75

8 Infant Baptism 79

Biblical and Patristic Support 80

The Meaning of Baptism 82

"Believers' Baptism" 84

The Age of Accountability 86

9 Heaven on Earth? 91

The Church of the Holy Trinity 91

The Worship of Heaven 93

Mary 96

10 Crisis 98

Changes 98

Outside Help 99

11 More Reading 101

Father Paul and Saint Paul 101

The Fathers and The Way 103

The Church 104

12 Intermission, Part Two 108

Worship 108

Retreat 110

13 Orthodox at Heart 112

Undercover 112

Resignation 115

Final Departure 116

14 An End and A Beginning 119

Changes 119

Sorrow and Joy 122

The End of the Beginning 125

Appendix 129

Annotated Bibliography 131

Other Recommended Resources 133

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