Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Conversions to Eastern Orthodoxy

Here's an interesting article on conversions/defections by Christians into Orthodox Churches.

5 comments:

Alejandro said...

There might be something redundant in here...

pennoyer said...

I agree with Alejandro. Shouldn't it read: conversions/defections "by low-church or Protestant" Christians into Orthodox Churches? I've got to believe that is a bit of a typo. - Ray

Emerson Fast said...
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Jeffrey Keiser said...

Hmmm... I never thought of myself as a 'defector'.

Leaving aside the obvious dissimilarities between ancient 'Judaisms' and contemporary 'Christianities' (including Orthodoxy), does this terminology suggest that we might consider adding a third category to the debate over whether Paul was 'converted' or 'called'?

On another note, Lana Jobe is quoted in the article as saying that everything was "settled from the beginning" in the Orthodox Church. Not only is this historically untrue, but, in context, it gives the impression that you can simply kiss an icon, turn off your brain, and enjoy the liturgy. You can, of course, but my experience has been that many people have 'defected' partly because their former churches (tried to) fire their passion without feeding their mind... My two leptas.

Nicholas said...

Defections. Classy.