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So today I ordered
« on: December 07, 2012, 02:44:11 PM »
Metr. Kallistos Ware's book "The Orthodox Church". I've heard many good things about it. What do you think, was it a good purchase?
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 02:46:50 PM »
I like it. A bit too popular-level for what I'd prefer reading, but I like it nonetheless.  :)

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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 03:12:50 PM »
I enjoyed it, though I doubt the historical chapters will teach you anything you didn't already know (seeing as you wrote a 93-page paper on the East Roman Empire). Its a good, easy-to-read introduction to Orthodox history and Orthodox thought.
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 03:20:06 PM »
A bit too popular-level for what I'd prefer reading, but I like it nonetheless.  :)

Historically - yes, theologically - OK (for me).
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 04:28:29 PM »
have flicked through it, and you should read it and understand it easily as u already know quite a lot.
did u already read the 'orthodox way'?
i have recently received (wedding anniversary present!) books about metropolitan antony (the russian orthodox one who lived and died in uk) and father arseny (the one who had a lot of trouble with the soviet regime and died in 1975).
have to get off internet now as i have wonderful books waiting for me!
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2012, 04:53:34 PM »
I read this book recently.  I appreciated the historical survey which provides a thorough introduction.  I am about finished with the Orthodox Way.  These are goods books to pass on to people in the future who might be inquiring.

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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2012, 06:32:03 PM »
My mom read the list of books I ordered and commented on every title but skipped the "The Orthodox Church". I don't think she's very charmed with it :)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 06:34:12 PM by Cyrillic »
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2012, 06:40:50 PM »
My mom read the list of books I ordered and commented on every title but skipped the "The Orthodox Church". I don't think she's very charmed with it :)

Why not?!
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 06:42:47 PM »
My mom read the list of books I ordered and commented on every title but skipped the "The Orthodox Church". I don't think she's very charmed with it :)

Why not?!

Because she wouldn't like to see me becoming Orthodox.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 06:43:04 PM by Cyrillic »
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 06:43:43 PM »
My mom read the list of books I ordered and commented on every title but skipped the "The Orthodox Church". I don't think she's very charmed with it :)

Why not?!

Because she wouldn't like to see me becoming Orthodox.

Why not?!
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 06:48:31 PM »
Because it is dogmatic, strange, strict, etc. I think. What does your mom think about it? Anyway, I'm taking her to an icon exposition nearby.
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Re: So today I ordered
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 06:53:54 PM »
Because it is dogmatic, strange, strict, etc. I think. What does your mom think about it? Anyway, I'm taking her to an icon exposition nearby.

Well. I guess it's grown on her somewhat. She doesn't mind anymore. In fact I got her to enjoy pierogies so she's just steps away from converting herself.  :angel:
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