Other Dialogue Resources

The following resources are also useful for those studying Orthodox-Evangelical relations

East-West Church & Ministry Report

Since its founding in 1993, the EWC&M Report has covered all aspects of church life in post-Soviet states, with special attention devoted to the interface of Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic confessions. The report is included in EBSCO’s Academic Search International database.

In 2020, Mark Elliott (Editor Emeritus, East-West Church Reportwww.eastwestreport.org) released a book with First Fruits Press, The Arduous Path of Post-Soviet Protestant Theological Education. This is a compilation of his articles on the subject from 1993 through 2020.  It is available to be read or downloaded freely at: https://place.asburyseminary.edu/academicbooks/35/.

Religion in Eastern Europe

The print version of this journal ceased to appear after 2012, but an online edition, Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe, continues to appear. The website makes many relevant articles available for download.

Ion Bria, ‘Evangelism, Proselytism, and Religious Freedom in Romania: An Orthodox Point of View’, Journal of Ecumenical Studies 36 (1999), pp.163-201

Mark Elliott, ‘East European Missions, Perestroika, and Orthodox-Evangelical Tensions’, Journal of Ecumenical Studies 33 (1996), pp.9-20

Mark Elliott, ‘Orthodox-Protestant Relations in the Post-Soviet Era’, Religion in Eastern Europe 23 (October 2003), pp.31-50

Tim Grass, response to the Anglican-Orthodox dialogue statement, The Church of the Triune God (2008). This was written at the request of Martin Davie of the Church of England’sCouncil for Christian Unity.

D. Oliver Herbel, Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American Orthodox Church, New York: OUP, 2014. Includes two chapters on the Evangelical Orthodox Church which was led by Fr Peter Gillquist

Darrell Jackson, ‘Proselytism in a Central and Eastern European Perspective’, Journal of European Baptist Studies 8 (2008), pp.18-36

Darrell Jackson, ‘Inspiring Examples of Co-operation in Witness and Mission’, unpublished paper, 2007

Darrell Jackson, ‘Mission and the Orthodox Churches’, St Francis Magazine, no.2 (September 2005), online at

T. Keppeler, ‘Romania’s Army of the Lord’, Evangelical Mission Quarterly 29 (1993), pp. 132-8

Danut Manastireanu, ‘What should non-Orthodox Christians know about Orthodox Spirituality?’, unpublished paper, 2014

Constantin Prokhorov, Russian Baptists and Orthodoxy, 1960-1990: Theology, Liturgy, and Traditions, Langham Monographs, 2014

Ronald G. Roberson, The Eastern Christian Churches: A Brief Survey, 7th edn (Rome, 2010)
From a Roman Catholic perspective, this useful survey covers Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, the Church of the East, and Eastern-Rite Catholic churches, with full statistical information.

Dan Sandu, ‘The Evangelising Orthodoxy Revisited’.
This paper, hitherto unpublished in English, offers an Orthodox rationale for the necessity of evangelism, which it contrasts with what it sees as Evangelical propagandizing. Even those who disagree with aspects of its critique should welcome its positive exposition.

Walter Sawatsky, ‘Inter-Church Mission dialogue: Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical’, pages 164-86 [please e-mail if you can tell me which book this is from]

David P. Teague, Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries (revised edn Trinity Discipleship ministries, 2018), 194 pages, available as hard copy or e-book.
The Amazon page says:
‘The purpose of GODLY SERVANTS is to help evangelical missionaries to deepen their Christian spirituality. While many books are now available about spiritual formation, little has been written specifically for missionaries. Missionary life presents its own unique challenges that require a specialized treatment. GODLY SERVANTS explains spiritual formation clearly and has abundant, practical applications. Dr David Teague served as a missionary in the Middle East and is now a seminary lecturer and pastor. He especially brings to his writing a familiarity with the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers of Egypt. This book is an outgrowth of the seminars on spiritual formation which his team conducted for Interserve, an evangelical mission with over 800 workers in more than 30 countries.’

Works on the Early Church Fathers

For Evangelicals wishing to explore the teaching of the Fathers, as well as Orthodox wishing to find out more about Evangelical approaches to the Fathers, the following may be helpful. There are other useful titles on the ‘Orthodoxy for Evangelicals’ page.

John Chryssavgis, Way of the Fathers: Exploring the Patristic Mind (Thessaloniki: Patriarchikon Hidryma Paterikōn Meletōn, 1998)

Christopher A. Hall, Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers (Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 1998)

J.N.D. Kelly, Early Christian Doctrines (5th edition, London: Bloomsbury, 2014)

Thomas Oden, General Ed., Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (multi-volumes, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press)

Boniface Ramsey, Beginning to Read the Fathers (revised edition, New York: Paulist Press, 2012)

Maxwell Staniforth, revised by Andrew Louth (eds), Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers (London: Penguin Books, 1987)

Robert Wilken, The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003)

Evangelicals and the Early Church:

George Kalantzis and Andrew Tooley, Evangelicals and the Early Church: Recovery, Reform and Renewal (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012)

Robert E. Webber and David Neff, Common Roots: The Original Call to Ancient Future Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009)

D.H. Williams, Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2005)

If you are aware of resources we should be listing here please send them (or information about them) to lausanneorthodox@gmail.com

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