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Evangelicals and Eastern Orthodoxy

posted by xscot mcknight

My colleague, Brad Nassif, will be giving a paper on what he learned from evangelicalism as an Eastern Orthodox theologian at a conference in the Chicago area. Details:
Papers by Jim Stamoolis on what he learned from Orthodoxy and Nassif on what he learned from evanagelicalism.
Oct 1; 9am-noon; Kern Hall; Northern Seminary; Lombard IL; $29 early bird special.
www.growcenter.org and click on Seminars.



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Jamie Arpin-Ricci

posted August 31, 2005 at 10:24 pm


Scot,
Wish I could be there. On a related note, an excellent new blog is emerging written by an Eastern Orthodox gentleman who coverted to Orthodoxy from a fundamentalist evangelican background. He has found resonance with the emerging conversation, including this site. He is generous and offers an exciting voice. Only a few posts now, but worth watching. You can find him at:
http://xenophonjones.livejournal.com
Peace,
Jamie



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Brad Boydston

posted September 1, 2005 at 1:27 am


If you can’t go, Brad made a nice contribution to the discussion in the book Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism. I have written a review of it:
http://bradboydston.com/html/three_views.html



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joe

posted September 16, 2005 at 6:53 am


Christian Centur*
May 18, 2004
Those Lucky Orthodox
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1058/is_10_121/ai_n6146631
THOSE LUCKY ORTHODOX: There are good reasons why Western Christians have difficulty communicating with Orthodox Christians, says Ellen Charry.
(See: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3664/is_200404/ai_n9348839)
*The East had no Pelagian controversy, so the Orthodox could pursue the perfection of monasticism unhindered;
* theology never became scholasticized there, so they don’t have the West’s preoccupation with theological method:
* they experienced no reformation, so doctrinal differences are not for them the engine that drives institutional maintenance;
* and they never had to confront modernity, so doubt about God never shook their theological verities.
* Salvation for the Orthodox was never seen as an individualistic escape from hell, but as participation in God’s restoration of the world, just as it had been understood in the patristic era.
* Orthodox theology is not captive to the academy; it is directed toward the life of the church, especially prayer and worship.
* Without having gone through the Enlightenment, the Orthodox are more confident about the human possibility of knowing and obeying God, and of God’s restoration of the world (Theology Today, April 2004).



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