THEOLOGY, HISTORY, and ETHICS
A BASIC GUIDE TO EASTERN ORTHODOX THEOLOGY Introducing Beliefs and Practices Eve Tibbs Foreword by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Eve Tibbs offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the theology, spirituality, and life of the Eastern Orthodox Church for Western readers. Tibbs has devoted her career to translating the Orthodox faith to an evangelical audience and has over twenty years of experience teaching this material to students. Assuming no prior knowledge of Orthodox theology, this survey covers the basic ideas of Eastern Orthodox Christianity from its origins at Pentecost to the present day.
EVE TIBBS (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is affiliate assistant professor of theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. For more than twenty years, she has taught Western systematic theology and Eastern Orthodox theology and has been the ministry lead for Christian education in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, California.
“ A Basic Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theolog y is an invita- tion into the mysteries and beauty of this ancient yet ever- renewing and living tradition. An indispensable guide for all students, ministers, and instructors.” —VELI-MATTI KÄRKKÄINEN, Fuller Theological Semi- nary and University of Helsinki “Tibbs’s experience dealing with common questions and misconceptions that evangelicals often have makes this book a valuable text for students and teachers alike.” —BRADLEY NASSIF, North Park University “An Orthodox Christian with years of experience teaching evangelical students—Tibbs is an ideal person to explain the fundamentals about the life, ethos, and faith of the Orthodox Church.” —PETER C. BOUTENEFF, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
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Introduction 1. The Orthodox Christian Worldview 2. The Church 3. Communion and Revelation 4. Ministry and Leadership 5. Christology 6. Who Are We? What Are We to Do? 7. The Holy Trinity 8. Orthodox Worship Epilogue Appendix: Excerpts from Selected Apostolic and Patristic Writings Excerpts from the Epistle of St. Ignatius to the Philadelphians Excerpts from the Epistle of St. Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans Excerpts from Against Heresies 3.3 by St. Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons Full Text of The Didache: The Lord’s Teaching through the Twelve Apostles to the Nations Glossary of Orthodox Terms Index
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