A Basic Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theology: Introducing Beliefs and Practices
:Eve Tibbs offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the beliefs and practices of the Eastern Orthodox Church for Western readers. Tibbs has devoted her career to translating the Orthodox faith to an evangelical audience and has over twenty years...
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:Eve Tibbs offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the beliefs and practices of the Eastern Orthodox Church for Western readers. Tibbs has devoted her career to translating the Orthodox faith to an evangelical audience and has over twenty years of experience teaching this material to students. Assuming no prior knowledge of Orthodox theology, this survey covers the basic ideas of Eastern Orthodox Christianity from its origins at Pentecost to the present day.
Eve Tibbs (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is affiliate assistant professor of theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She has taught Western systematic theology and Eastern Orthodox theology for more than twenty years. She has been the ministry lead for Christian education in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, California, for over twenty-five years.
- :<b>contents</b>forewordpreface<i>the Origins Of This Bookthe Intended Audience For This Bookhow This Book Should Be Read</i>introduction<i>assumptions And Terminologythe Approachchange?</i>1. The Orthodox Christian Worldview<i>&quot;returning&quot; To The Unknown Ancient Church?the Orthodox Church In The Christian Worldeast Is East And West Is Westthe Primacy Of Worship</i><i>&quot;doing Theology&quot; In Orthodox Christianity</i>2. The Church<i>joined Together In The Churchwhat Is The Church? Where Is The Church?the Church In The New Testamenttheandric Mysterythe Orthodox Church Todaywhat Is &quot;this Rock&quot;?one, Holy, Catholic, And Apostolic</i>3. Communion And Revelation<i>what Holds The Orthodox Church Together?communion And Conciliarityholy Traditionthe &quot;eikon&quot;holy Scriptureholy Icons</i>4. Ministry And Leadership<i>the Royal Vocation Of All Peoplefirst Among Equalsthree Orders Of Clergyapostolic Succession</i>5. Christology<i>the Word Of God Is A Personearly Challenges To Christologythe Rule Of Truthchristology And The Ecumenical Councilssinging Theology</i>6. Who Are We? What Are We To Do?<i>created For Communiontragedy In The Gardenbeing Savedtheosishumanity, We Have A Problemthe Cross And Resurrection</i>7. The Holy Trinity<i>the Revealed Trinitytrinitarian &quot;taxis&quot;the Cappadocian &quot;settlement&quot;the Holy Spiritthe Church As An Icon Of The Trinity</i>8. Orthodox Worship<i>liturgyan Earthly Heaventhree Stages, Three Sectionsrelevant And Ancientthe Holy Mysteries</i>epilogueappendix: Excerpts From Selected Apostolic And Patristic Writings<i>excerpts From The Epistle Of St. Ignatius To The Philadelphiansexcerpts From The Epistle Of St. Ignatius To The Smyrnaeansexcerpts From Against Heresies By St. Irenaeus, Bishop Of Lyonsfull Text Of The Didache</i>glossary Of Orthodox Termsindex