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Doubleday Books Encountering the Mystery: Understanding Orthodox Christianity

The Orthodox Christian church is an elegant tapestry of enduring theology, culture, and tradition and is experiencing a worldwide rebirth. In Encountering the Mystery, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I unveils the shroud of mystery surrounding this ancient faith as he explains its 2,000-year history. He traces the roots of Orthodox Christianity to its founding in the first century, while exploring its spirituality, doctrine, liturgy and art. Ultimately Bartholomew, in a unique and unprecedented way, relates Orthodox Christianity to contemporary issues, such as freedom and human rights, social justice and globalization, as well as nationalism and war. Encountering the Mystery is a rich spiritual source that connects the Kingdom of today with the Kingdom of the ages.
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Date:March 6, 2012
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The Ecumenical Patriarch makes a concise survey of Orthodoxy and proceeds to spend much time relating principle to application. The first portion of the book is theologically valuable - with extensive Patristic citation - and the last portion is devotional. I am not Orthodox but the book has given me a greater respect for that church and left with me the desire to investigate further.
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