The Orthodox Christian Church: History, Beliefs, and Practices

Letto da: Peter Bouteneff
Durata: 9 ore e 39 min
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Sintesi dell'editore

What was the significance of Pope John Paul II's visit to Greece, the first such papal visit in 1,291 years? Why are people so fascinated in learning about the Orthodox Church, the world's second largest Christian community? 

Explore the fascinating history, theology, and practices that 250 million Orthodox Christians claim as their own, and discover the differences and similarities between Orthodoxy and Catholicism with this incredible series. 

The Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian community in the world after the Roman Catholic Church. In this exceptionally well-taught audio course, you will explore the rich history, theology, liturgy, and traditions of Orthodoxy. You will have many "aha" moments as you recognize the differences and similarities between Catholicism and the Eastern Christianity. This series covers the entire odyssey of an ancient church and its faith into the present day. Whether your interests lie in history, theology, ecumenism, or esthetics, you will find this course clear, enjoyable, and hugely interesting. 

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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  • Generale
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  • lorinda bailey
  • 17/04/2018

Orthodox Christian Convert

What did you love best about The Orthodox Christian Church: History, Beliefs, and Practices?

After converting to Orthodox Christian and being baptized as such, I never understood the faith and practices. After listening to this wonderful book, it has explained why and how we practice our belief. It's not always about reading the bible and believing, it's about knowing why and how to worship, how to pray, and feeling it mind, body and soul.
I would just like to thank the author of this book for giving me more insight to the religion I want to practice, more than our priest or congregation.
Definitely going to recommend this to newcomers.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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  • Cheesebodia
  • 29/03/2018

A Skilled Lecture-style Series

AT A GLANCE: A clear introduction to the Eastern Orthodox Church intended for Americans. CONTENT: The series is split into 24 lectures of 20-30 minutes each, covering topics like theology, prayer, history and demographics. Each is addressed briefly and topically, though many resources are given for further reading and research. It is assumed that the listener has a passing familiarity with Christianity; as such there is neither a recounting of the Gospel narratives nor of major Biblical figures, nor a discussion of basic apologetics such as the existence of God, nor is there a summary of early Church history. The intended target audience seems to be American Christians of a Protestant denomination, though it will provide valuable information to others as well. He is surprisingly frank about the current problems he sees in American Orthodox parishes. I especially appreciated his dissection of overlapping jurisdictions over national and ethnic lines in the final chapters. There are a few curiosities, for example his insistence that Orthodox are by nature environmentally-conscious and will all want to recycle (no doubt taking a leaf from "Green Patriarch" Bartholomew). He tells us more than once that the Church is difficult to synthesize in one presentation but he does an admirable job. NARRATOR: Peter Bouteneff here reads his own work with excellent results. He speaks with precision and clarity, and while not a professional narrator he certainly does an adequate job. I did not need to change the playback speed at any time while listening. OVERALL: This is a must-have audiobook for anyone interested in learning more about Orthodoxy. Also the only formal introduction on Audible from what I can tell.

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  • Kenneth B. Sizer II
  • 23/05/2018

A little biased, in a great way

In a world in which everyone seems to feel that the proper treatment of any serious subject must be even-handed, ambivalent and noncommittal, it was a delight to learn orthodox church history, practice and theology from someone who unapologetically embraces it.

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  • A. Johnston
  • 24/02/2018

Good Summary

Very concise summary and history of the Orthodox Church. I highly recommend it. Prof. Peter Bouteneff does a very good job of pulling a lot of information together and explaining it in a small amount of time. I learned a lot from this course.

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  • Justin Sproles
  • 16/08/2017

Excellent!

If I've heard a better lecture series I can't remember when. the lecturer is erudite, eloquent, and thoroughly invested in the subject matter.

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  • William B.
  • 17/01/2018

Excellent for already Orthodox

Wonderful refresher course and it also taught me more than I was able to understand years ago

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  • robert jarmanRobert
  • 03/01/2018

Not a bad introduction to Orthodoxy.

Not a bad introduction to Orthodoxy.A bit like a long lecture at times but never uninteresting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15/11/2017

Thorough overview, even-handed and yet faithful.

Thorough overview, even-handed and yet faithful. The book is well organized, so if some sections are not as interesting, it is easy to skip around and find the information you need .

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  • Marcus Fidel
  • 27/09/2017

Nice overview

Nice concise overview of the Orthodox church and its central teachings. Well presented. A very well ordered discussion with good jump off points and references

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  • Prbert
  • 20/04/2018

A fantastic overview

As someone inquiring into Eastern Christianity, this book was great source of information. The content is engaging and does well to explain the various beliefs of the Eastern Church.

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