Evangelical – Orthodox Dialogue

The resources on this page focus on actual Evangelical – Orthodox dialogue

Tim Grass, Jenny and Paul Rolph, Ioan Sauca (Eds.) Building Bridges between the Orthodox and Evangelical Traditions, Geneva, WCC, 2012.

  • The Table of Contents and the Introduction are available here.
  • This book is now also available in the Romanian language here.

‘Report of the Orthodox-Evangelical Meeting, 8-12 February 1993, Bernhauser Forst, Stuttgart, Germany’, International Review of Mission 83 (1993), 631-4

Huibert van Beek & Georges Lemopoulos (eds), Proclaiming Christ Today: Orthodox-Evangelical Consultation, Alexandria, 1015 July 1995, Geneva / Białystok: WCC / Syndesmos, 1995

Huibert van Beek & Georges Lemopoulos (eds), Turn To God, Rejoice in Hope: Orthodox-Evangelical Consultation, Hamburg, 30 March 4 April 1998, Geneva: WCC, 1998

The WCC has kindly granted permission for LOI to scan the three titles above in order to make them available online; our website’s limitations on file upload size mean that the quality is not ideal, but they are easy to read.

Paul S. Fiddes, ‘Church and Salvation: A Comparative Study of Free Church and Orthodox thinking’, in Ecumenism and History: Studies in Honour of J.H.Y. Briggs, Carlisle: Paternoster, 2002, pp.120-48

Tim Grass, ‘Evangelical – Orthodox Dialogue: Past, Present and Future’, Transformation 27 (2010), pp.186-98

Tim Grass (ed.), Evangelicalism and the Orthodox Church: A Report by the Evangelical Alliance (UK) Commission on Unity and Truth among Evangelicals (ACUTE), Paternoster, Carlisle, 2001. For a summary, see ‘Evangelicals and Orthodox: Crossing Paths and Crossing Swords’, East-West Church & Ministry Report 9 (Fall 2001), pp.1-4

Tim Grass, ‘Evangelicals and Eastern Christianity’, a seminar presentation at Spurgeon’s College, London, in 2014  Link to YouTube Audio File

‘Greek Orthodox – Southern Baptist Consultation’, special issue of the Greek Orthodox Theological Review 22 no.4 (1977)

Metropolitan Kallistos, ‘What can Evangelicals and Eastern Orthodox learn from one another?, lecture given at North Park University, Chicago, February 2011

Veli-Matti Karkkainen, One with God: Salvation as Deification and Justification, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2004

S. T. Kimbrough Jr (ed.), Orthodox and Wesleyan Ecclesiology (Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2007)

S. T. Kimbrough Jr (ed.), Orthodox and Wesleyan Spirituality (Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2002)

S. T. Kimbrough Jr (ed.), Orthodox and Wesleyan Scriptural Understanding and Practice (Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2005)

Bradley Nassif, ‘Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism: The Status of an Emerging Global Dialogue’, in Eastern Orthodox Theology: A Contemporary Reader, ed. Daniel Clendenin, 2nd edition, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2003, pp.211-48. An earlier version appeared in Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 1 (2000), pp.21-55. Also available here.

Bradley Nassif, Orthodox Dialogues with Evangelical Communities, in Orthodoxy and Ecumenism: A Handbook of Theological Education, WCC-Volos Academy Publication, Geneva, 2014.  Short history of Orthodox-Evangelical dialogues to 2013 with helpful footnotes to further sources.

Bradley Nassif, ‘Orthodox Spirituality: A Quest for Transfigured Humanity’, and Evan Howard, ‘Evangelical Spirituality’, in Bruce Demarest (ed.), Christian Spirituality: Four Views, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.  The essays are dialogical and part of a larger conversation between Orthodox, Catholic, Mainline Protestant and Evangelical traditions.

Brad Nassif and Tim Grass have guest-edited a special issue of the online journal Religions in 2021 on the subject of ‘Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism: Contemporary Issues in Global Perspective‘. It includes a number of articles on the dialogue between the two traditions, as well as other exploring comparisons / contrasts between them and possibilities for future engagement and co-operation. A number of articles relate to the Eastern European context. Content may be downloaded freely.

Paul Negrut, ‘Orthodox and Evangelicals: Cooperation or Confrontation?’, Perichoresis 2/2 (2004), pp.13-26

Grant R. Osborne, ‘The Many and the One: The Interface Between Orthodox and Evangelical Protestant Hermeneutics

Ian M. Randall (ed.), Baptists and the Orthodox Church: On the Way to Understanding, Prague: International Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003

Edmund J. Rybarczyk, Beyond Salvation: Eastern Orthodoxy and Classical Pentecostalism on Becoming Like Christ, Paternoster, Carlisle, 2004

Edmund J. Rybarczyk, ‘Spiritualities Old and New: Similarities between Eastern Orthodoxy & Classical Pentecostalism’, Pneuma 24 (2002), pp.7-25

R.L. Saucy, J. Coe and A. Gomes, Eastern Orthodox Teachings in Comparison with the Doctrinal Position of Biola University

James Stamoolis (ed.), Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004 (Romanian translation: Iaşi: Adoramus, 2009)

Theodore G. Stylianopoulos (ed.), God’s Living Word: Orthodox and Evangelical Essays on Preaching, Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1983

Orthodox and Evangelicals in the Arab East: A Historical Reading and Future Horizons, papers given at a conference in 2004 and published in 2006 by the Near East School of Theology and the Orthodox University of Balamand. This book includes many valuable studies of relations between Orthodox and Evangelicals/Protestants in the Middle East from the middle of the 19th century until today. The Arabic title is: الأرثوذكس والإنجيليون في المشرق العربي. قراءة تاريخية وآفاق مستقبلية. أعمال مؤتمر أيار 2004. البلمند: منشورات جامعة البلمند، 2006. ص 219-242.

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