He lives in Emmaus with his wife Kh. I think noting the Pentacostal movement in depth was worth it. I have to wonder if it is mostly pride that gets in the way? In a simple yet poetic style, Johnson traces the story of a prayer candle from a beehive to a monastery and then to a church. I don't think he's got Armenian, Ge'ez or Malayalam, but it wouldn't surprise me if he did. At the church, young Felicia lights the candle and prays, then watching her prayer rise to heaven. As a university student one of my favourite past-times was to debate other Christians especially Pentecostals and atheists about why they were wrong and I was right.
It prepares us when a friend asks why is our church different. I also want to say a previous Patriarch of the Ethiopian Church graduated from St. It goes into a lot of different denominations and religions, even some nearly unheard of ones. This has largely been corrected. This is only technically a reread. Since its start the company has been owned and staff by Orthodox priests, seminarians, and laypeople from different jurisdictions and various parts of the country. This book does not suffer from that failing.
The result: the reader not only walks away knowing more about both major and obscure Christian confessions, but also more about Orthodoxy — and perhaps how to interact, in an Orthodox way, with these religions. Highly recommended for any orthodox wanting to understand other religious groups or for those spiritual seekers interested in orthodoxy. Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Finding the Way to Christ in a Complicated Religious Landscape 2017 edition. He resides in Emmaus with his wife Kh. This book does not suffer from that failing. I do use a lot of primary sources, of course, but I don't think very many of my conclusions really constitute original research.
He is host of the Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy and Roads from Emmaus podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio, as well as editor-in-chief and author respectively of blogs of the same name, and he is a frequent speaker at lectures and retreats both in parishes and in other settings. Orthodox Christians experience this, and, especially for those living outside traditionally Orthodox countries, what they hear from the world around the is likely to be different in many ways from Orthodoxy. I imagine it will be a text I use fairly frequently as a resource. He is host of the Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy and Roads from Emmaus podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio, as well as editor-in-chief and author respectively of blogs of the same name, and co-host of The Areopagus podcast. I think there's a good takeaway here for most readers, whether religious or not. Primarily focuses on heterodox Christian communions, but at least touches briefly on all major religions.
It starts with a brief summary of Orthodox history and doctrine, and then deals with other religious groups, both Christian and non-Christian. And it does not disappoint. Further, Catholics may ask for these same sacraments from those non-Catholic ministers whose churches possess valid sacraments, as often as necessity or a genuine spiritual benefit recommends such a course and access to a Catholic priest is physically or morally impossible. The reader walks away with a clear understanding of how we got to where we are now in Christendom because Fr. I most enjoyed the first part of the book, dealing with Roman Catholicism and the Protestant denominations that resulted from the magisterial and radical reformations. That would be the person. The idea that there is really such a thing as an Oriental Orthodox communion really is almost something of a 20th c.
We very often encounter them as soundbites on broadcast media or tweets on social media, without any context, and so have no way to evaluate them in relation to what we already know. Also, in some of the other chapters, the author seems to try to find a little common ground with heretical Protestant movements, along the line of saying that Orthodox Christians can accept this or that, although we differ on these or those points. Which brings me to my main point: This book is suitable for everybody who is searching for truth in a world full of lies and the disease of individuality. This book is an invaluable reference for anyone who wants to understand the faiths of those they come in contact with—as well as their own. Further, Catholics may ask for these same sacraments from those non-Catholic ministers whose churches possess valid sacraments, as often as necessity or a genuine spiritual benefit recommends such a course and access to a Catholic priest is physically or morally impossible.
I had to re read a few parts a few times to digest it properly. It's a fascinating read straight through though to the Orthodox reader, it brings some sadness as we watch exactly how the Enemy has confused so many people over these years , and then does double-duty, remaining on your shelf as a valuable resource -- a reference book, listing denominations and their beliefs so that you can look anyone up as needed. Towards the end it goes into others like Buddhism, Shintoism, etc. Thank you for supporting this blog! While not overtly Orthodox, the book is written by an Orthodox Christian and is based on Russian folklore. I read the first edition of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in 2016, but the revised and expanded edition lives up to its name. That is always the sign of a good book! Up until this point, Damick's treatment on what distinguishes Orthodoxy from Roman Catholicism and mainstream Protestantism was well written, and in-depth.
It has an excellent index in that back that enables the reader to quickly reference specific topics, beliefs, or religions in the first edition, the quick reference index was only 1 page; the second edition boasts a 19 page index. I do not believe this is possible. He is a founding member and on the board of directors of the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas. Also I like the fact that it admits it is from the Orthodox perspective and subject to bias and error, but I think it did a pretty good and honest job. Very good catalog of the differences and similarities, but mostly differences in doctrine and practice between the Orthodox Faith and other religions. I first heard what became this book as a series of podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio.