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Author Topic: THE ORTHODOX CHURCH: A WELL-KEPT SECRET by Nicozisin - comments?  (Read 871 times) Average Rating: 0
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« on: May 22, 2006, 04:37:05 PM »

One reviewer has this to say about Nicozisin's THE ORTHODOX CHURCH: A WELL-KEPT SECRET (Light + Life):

"This book tries to give a bit of everything, but ends up doing nothing very well. First, the book is not very large, which is not a good sign when you are trying to cover two thousand years worth of history. The biggest section in the book discusses what is going on in the modern Orthodox world in the various Orthodox jurisdictions. Unfortunately, even this information is not very helpful as it was not especially accurate. The author's claims, for example, about the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia are exaggerated; the author essentially take the statements of a few firebrands within ROCOR and projects them onto the entire jurisdiction as though the statements are ROCOR's official position or dominant belief. Readers would be better served reading The Orthodox Church by Bp. Kallistos, or even Fr. Alexander Schmemann's The Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy."

So far, though, I like the book. Anyone out there give it a commendation or a caution? Thanks!

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