Author: Damick, Fr. Andrew Stephen
This new edition of the bestselling Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy is fully revised and significantly expanded. Major new features include a full chapter on Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movements and two new appendices (Relations with the Non-Orthodox and How and Why I Became an Orthodox Christian). More detail and more religions and movements have been included, and the book is now addressed broadly to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, making it even more sharable than before.
Are you an Orthodox Christian who wonders how to explain to your Baptist grandmother, your Buddhist neighbor, or the Jehovah’s Witness at your door how your faith differs from theirs? Or are you a member of another faith who is curious what Orthodoxy is all about? Look no further. In Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick covers the gamut of ancient heresies, modern Christian denominations, fringe groups, and major world religions, highlighting the main points of each faith. 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.
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Posted by Paul Bartlett on 16th May 2017
On the whole, this is a very good book, and I can recommend it. Some of the material is just "information," so to speak, about this or that allegedly Christian group, much of which I already knew. In my own opinion, the most significant chapter was the first one about Roman Catholicism, which might, to use loose terms, be the major "competitor" of Holy Orthodoxy.
The chapter is good, although it might have been a little more specific about some of the differences between Holy Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. 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.
Again. the book as a whole can recommended as worth the value, with the caveat that at times the author is a bit "liberal" from the standpoint of ancient, traditional Orthodoxy.aca
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