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« on: October 23, 2007, 01:46:53 PM »

Are there any Orthodox books which explain the faith in a friendly way to Catholics? Highlighting differences in a kindly way without all the polemics?

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2007, 01:52:14 PM »

The least offensive would probably be the classic "The Orthodox Church" by Timothy Ware (now Bishop KALISTOS Ware). His presentation is less passionate and judgemental than others.

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2007, 02:28:47 PM »

I find Clark Carlton's The Truth to be less polemical than most. Michael Whelton's Two Paths seemed highly polemical the first time I read it but then years later it seemed rather succinct. I would avoid Shaeffer's Dancing Alone although he is right on some points.  His other book, Popes and Patriarchs, is pretty good.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 02:32:23 PM »

The least offensive would probably be the classic "The Orthodox Church" by Timothy Ware (now Bishop KALISTOS Ware). His presentation is less passionate and judgemental than others.

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Yeah, I have to agree, that's a good choice.  There's a small book written by an Antiochian priest who grew up Catholic.  I forget what it's called.  It's certainly not all-encompassing.....he does say that he's really grateful for his Catholic upbringing in the book.
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