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MORE SPIRITED THAN LIONS: AN ORTHODOX RESPONSE TO FEMINISM AND A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF WOMEN
“Though feminism greatly increased respect for women’s talents and abilities, it became party to a widespread cultural attitude of self-pity and grabbiness, the antithesis of Christian faith. Orthodoxy, with its examples of noble, courageous women who sacrifice all for Christ, is the antidote, as Sarah Cowie shows in this much-needed and excellent book.“
NPR Commentator and author of many articles and books, including At the Corner of East and Now
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In this daring and speculative work, Evdokimov challenges contemporary Christianity to face up to its androcentrism. The dominance of the male in both society and the Church, he asserts, is at the root of many of the evils that plague the modern world. Evdokimov sees the solution in a rediscovery of an authentic Christian anthropology, one that sees males and females as complementary, yet with distinct charisms and vocations.
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The impact of the contemporary ecumenical movement on the life of the Church in the 20th century has been immense. Orthodox involvement has steadily increased over the years and is now generally accepted as a given. Still, many questions remain unanswered and unasked. How did the modern ecumenical movement begin? What were the causes, motivations, and reasons for its development? Why and how did the Orthodox first become involved? Did the movement for Christian unity begin with the 1920 encyclical To the Churches of Christ Everywhere and arise out of a search for unity in truth and doctrinal agreement, as is often maintained?
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Since 1965 Catholics and Orthodox in North America have been engaged in official theological dialogue. Since 1980 such dialogue has also proceeded at the highest international level. What has been accomplished during these decades of dialogue? What issues have been addressed? What obstacles to full communion remain? In addition to gathering together the agreed statements of these dialogues and placing them in historical context, The Quest for Unity analyzes the major themes which have emerged: the centrality of the Eucharist as sign of full communion, the nature of the Church`s unity, the place of the sacrament of orders in the life of the Church, primacy and conciliarity and their implications for relations among churches, and — of special interest in the North American context — the issue of mixed marriage. This unique work, itself a remarkable example of Catholic-Orthodox collaboration, presents the history and current state of dialogue between the churches in an even-handed and dispassionate way. While serving as an invaluable resource for the specialist, it also is addressed to a wide audience — pastors, students, study groups, and all who are concerned about issues of Christian unity today.
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The passion narrative is at the heart of Christianity and the suffering and death of Christ on the cross takes a central role in any discussions between Christians and non-Christians. The 2004 film Passion of the Christ provoked strong reactions from Chrsitans and non-Christians alike, running the gamut from alarm and repulsion at the violence to geniune religious experience. The film also brought to the fore discussions of the importance of the Cross to Christianity and the perceived anti-Semitism of the Gospels. Professor Kesich addresses both of these issues in this re-release of his 1965 edition. He expertly addresses questions of anti-Semitism and the family quarrels between Jews and Christians in the historical context as well as explaining the trial of Jesus and the purpose his suffering.
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Father Thomas Hopko draws on the wisdom of the Orthodox Christian Church and the Holy Scriptures to help us understand same-sex attraction, with both compassion and clarity. Combining theological and pastoral insights, this small gem will aid pastors, those who experience same-sex desires, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the nature of our identity and our sexuality. This book is in reality a primer on how to overcome the passions through the traditional Christian ascetic struggle, which of course applies to everyone.
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Ancient, apostolic, Orthodox Christianity has gone full circle from continent to continent. From Christ to His apostles to ancient Africa, from Africa to America, and from black Americans to their sons and daughters. The ancient African Christian tradition is beginning to be passed on and take root in America today, growing out of the seed of the blood of the black American slave-martyrs for Christ.
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ISLAM ENCOUNTERS CHRIST: A FANATICAL MUSLIM&RSQUO;S ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST IN THE COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH
Already published in Arabic, French, German, Dutch, and Romanian, this highly inspiring book is now available in English. It is the true story of a well-known Egyptian lady, a highly intellectual high school principal. She was a Muslim with a fanatic opposition to Christians until she saw the light of Christ. Baptized by a Coptic priest, she became a Christian. As a result she was wanted and hunted by the Egyptian police, until she was able to escape miraculously to Europe. The sole purpose of her book is to glorify the Lord Jesus and to witness to His love.
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