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Offline primuspilus

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before I go tell her...
« on: June 16, 2011, 10:49:54 AM »
ok, the subject is not what you think it is  ;D

My wife and I are having very deep conversations about orthodoxy (which if you remember my first post here, this is a HUGE blessing) and I wanted her to read on her own. Now, my wife, God love her, is not a book person. She;'d prefer websites, etc.

I am well aware that wikipedia is not exactly the best source of information, but after reviewing it myself, it did look pretty good and I was wondering if I could recommend it to her.

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 11:04:32 AM »
I prefer OrthodoxWiki (http://www.orthodoxwiki.org) over Wikipedia.  Also, I usually suggest the Discover Orthodoxy page at the Antiochian website (http://www.antiochian.org/discover) to inquirers for some insightful articles on our faith. I also love this article about Ancenstral vs. Original Sin (http://www.antiochian.org/assets/asset_manager/da42e6049df1d08bff1865c1ac19e759.pdf)

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 01:35:29 PM »
One caveat I would have about websites, is they can often have controversial or polemical material that can turn off inquirers. You might want to offer things on a subject by subject basis.

You can also try some EO books in website format! :D

http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/byzantine_theology_j_meyendorf.htm
http://www.intratext.com/X/ENG0804.HTM

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 02:15:37 PM »
Thanks for the tips! I appreciate it!
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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 02:52:20 PM »
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ok, the subject is not what you think it is  ;D

My wife and I are having very deep conversations about orthodoxy (which if you remember my first post here, this is a HUGE blessing) and I wanted her to read on her own. Now, my wife, God love her, is not a book person. She;'d prefer websites, etc.

I am well aware that wikipedia is not exactly the best source of information, but after reviewing it myself, it did look pretty good and I was wondering if I could recommend it to her.

primuspilus


What article of Wikipedia?
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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 03:01:30 PM »
I second the sites and advice given above.

As far as Wikipedia...I used it quite frequently in my searches for all things Orthodox (OrthodoxWiki is not as complete as I wish, and I don't have much time to work on that myself :(). I can't think of anything that was horribly inaccurate or scandalous.

As long as one keeps an open mind, considers the source, and uses other materials to balance and compare (such as the other sites listed above) Wikipedia, I think, it a good fill-in-the-blanks source for simple questions in layman's terms.

Best wishes to you both on this journey!
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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 04:17:17 PM »
"These Truths We Hold" could be a nice intro:

http://www.stots.edu/these_truths_we_hold.html

Also, I'm not sure of her background but it can be very helpful to read the stories of others from various backgrounds who chose to enter the Orthodox Church, and for what reasons.

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 01:37:17 PM »
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What article of Wikipedia?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Orthodox_Church

And thanks for all the responses :)

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 02:38:59 PM »
I think wikipedia is top notch for an overview.

It will let her skim around as she is curious about one subject or another.

This is a place where I might start off by going on about how wikibooks is one of the most underused aspects of wikipedia.

If she is multilingual, it is good to read entry that is a bit short or seemingly incomplete in English in another language, sometimes articles are better covered in non-English versions of wikipedia.

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 03:27:38 PM »
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If she is multilingual, it is good to read entry that is a bit short or seemingly incomplete in English in another language, sometimes articles are better covered in non-English versions of wikipedia.
Sorry my friend, she's only multi-lingual when she's really mad at me :)

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 04:43:25 PM »
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If she is multilingual, it is good to read entry that is a bit short or seemingly incomplete in English in another language, sometimes articles are better covered in non-English versions of wikipedia.
Sorry my friend, she's only multi-lingual when she's really mad at me :)

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 08:05:49 PM »
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If she is multilingual, it is good to read entry that is a bit short or seemingly incomplete in English in another language, sometimes articles are better covered in non-English versions of wikipedia.
Sorry my friend, she's only multi-lingual when she's really mad at me :)

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 05:35:50 PM »
You can try and see if she'll listen to Podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio or OCN.

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2011, 09:33:19 AM »
Yeah she's off today so I think she'll be looking into alot today.

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2011, 12:46:30 PM »
Yeah she's off today so I think she'll be looking into alot today.

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Re: before I go tell her...
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2011, 02:36:27 PM »
Well, she had alot of questions but she got ill last night so we'll be talking tonight I hope.

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