Orthodoxy for Evangelicals

These resources have been identified as focusing on introducing and explaining Orthodoxy for Evangelicals

A Monk of the Eastern Church, Orthodox Spirituality: An Outline of the Orthodox Ascetical and Mystical Tradition, London: SPCK for the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius, 1968

John Binns, An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches, Cambridge: CambridgeUniversity Press, 2004

John Chryssavgis, Light through Darkness: The Orthodox Tradition, London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2004

Slavko Ezdenci, Deification and Union with Christ:  A Reformed Perspective on Salvation in Orthodoxy, Oxford: Latimer House, 2011

Don Fairbairn, Eastern Orthodoxy through Western Eyes, Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2002

Tamara Grdzelidze, Martin George & Lukas Vischer, eds, Witness Through Troubled Times:
A History of the Orthodox Church of Georgia, 1811 to the Present, London: Bennett & Bloom, 2006

Ralph Lee writes: I wanted to recommend to LOI the book at the link below, which can easily be purchased on Amazon. It records the place of the church in the nation of Georgia, and paints a very positive picture of the place of the church in holding together the nation, and in building the nation after Communism. With so many negative views on the nationalism of the Orthodox Churches, it is a rather refreshing view of how this can be very positive. I can’t recommend it enough – I am making it compulsory reading for my SOAS students.

Joel Kalvesmaki, Kalvesmaki,J What Evangelicals should know about Negrut’s assessment of Eastern Orthodoxy

Valentin Kozhuharov, ‘Christian Mission as Teaching and Liturgical Life: An Orthodox Perspective’, Baptistic Theologies 2/2 (Autumn 2010), pp.1-45

Vladimir Lossky, The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, London: James Clarke, 1957

J.A. McGuckin (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 vols, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. A one-volume Concise Encyclopedia is also available.

Brasley Nassif, Bringing Jesus to the Desert, Zondervan, 2012

Joyce Napper, Christianity in the Middle East, revised edn, Larnaca, 1996

Paul Negrut, ‘The Development of the Concept of Authority within the Orthodox Church during the Twentieth Century’, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, London Bible College, 1994

Paul Negrut, Ekklesia: An Eastern Orthodox Perspective’, Perichoresis 3/1 (2005), pp.31-51,  

Paul Negrut, ‘Orthodox Ecclesiology: The Temple of the Spirit’, Perichoresis 3/2 (2005), pp.149-65

Paul Negrut, ‘Searching for the True Apostolic Church: What Evangelicals Should Know about Eastern Orthodoxy’, Christian Research Journal 20 (1998), pp.26–36

Ken Parry et al. (eds), The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity, Oxford: Blackwell, 1999

James R. Payton, The Victory of the Cross: Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy, Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019

James R. Payton, Light from the Christian East: An Introduction to the Orthodox Tradition, Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2007

Kirby Rials, The Protestant’s Guide to Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy: How to Answer the Tough Questions, Greenville, Mi: Delta Mills, 2006

James J. Stamoolis, Eastern Orthodox Mission Theology Today, Maryknoll, NJ: Orbis, 1986

Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Church, revised edition, London: Penguin, 1997

Kallistos Ware, The Orthodox Way, revised edition, Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1995

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