Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism

Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism To some Western evangelicals the practices of Eastern Orthodoxy seem mysterious and perhaps even unbiblical Then again from an Orthodox perspective evangelicals lack the spiritual roots provided by

  • Title: Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism
  • Author: James J. Stamoolis Brad Nassif Michael S. Horton Vladimir Berzonsky George Hancock-Stefan Edward Rommen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • To some Western evangelicals, the practices of Eastern Orthodoxy seem mysterious and perhaps even unbiblical Then again, from an Orthodox perspective, evangelicals lack the spiritual roots provided by centuries old church traditions Are the differences between these two branches of Christianity so sharp that to shake hands is to compromise the gospel itself Or is thereTo some Western evangelicals, the practices of Eastern Orthodoxy seem mysterious and perhaps even unbiblical Then again, from an Orthodox perspective, evangelicals lack the spiritual roots provided by centuries old church traditions Are the differences between these two branches of Christianity so sharp that to shake hands is to compromise the gospel itself Or is there room for agreement Are Eastern Orthodoxy and evangelicalism at all compatible Yes, no, maybe this book allows five leading authorities to present their different views, have them critiqued by their fellow authors, and respond to the critiques Writing from an Orthodox perspective with a strong appreciation for evangelicalism, Bradley Nassif makes a case for compatibility Michael Horton and Vladimir Berzonsky take the opposite stance from their respective evangelical and Orthodox backgrounds And George Hancock Stefan evangelical and Edward Rommen Orthodox each offer a qualified perhaps The interactive Counterpoints forum is ideal for comparing and contrasting the different positions to understand the strengths and weaknesses of these two important branches of Christianity and to form a personal conclusion regarding their compatibility The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians Counterpoints books address two categories Church Life and Bible and Theology Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

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    1. A worthwhile readI found this volume to be excellent on the whole, particularly contributions by Nassif, Horton and Rommen, with Stefan-Hancock's more visceral challenge from experience on the differences between Orthodox treatment of Evangelicals in the West vis-à-vis in lands in which the Orthodox are more dominant. A significant omission was the absence of any voice from the Pietist/Holiness/Methodist/Wesleyan side of the Evangelical spectrum, with which the are some further parallels with O [...]

    2. First off, if you've never read from the Counterpoints series, please check it out. Always a great presentation of multiple perspectives; I always come away both with more questions and better clarity. As a caveat, I will say that I was raised evangelical, though some under that umbrella would argue I'm no longer part of that belief system (I don't, for example, take much of the Old Testament literally, putting as much stock in the *context* of the writings as the documents themselves). But, I d [...]

    3. I now have an in-law connection/interest in the Greek Orthodox Church. I found this book to be helpful in understanding the shared and unshared beliefs with traditional Evangelicalism.Finished quite awhile ago and am still pondering some things.

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