Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Finding the Way to Christ in a Complicated Religious Landscape
By Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
This new edition of the bestselling Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy is fully revised and significantly expanded. Major new features include a full chapter on Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movements and two new appendices (Relations with the Non-Orthodox and How and Why I Became an Orthodox Christian). More detail and more religions and movements have been included, and the book is now addressed broadly to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, making it even more sharable than before.
Are you an Orthodox Christian who wonders how to explain to your Baptist grandmother, your Buddhist neighbor, or the Jehovah’s Witness at your door how your faith differs from theirs? Or are you a member of another faith who is curious what Orthodoxy is all about? Look no further. In Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy, Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick covers the gamut of ancient heresies, modern Christian denominations, fringe groups, and major world religions, highlighting the main points of each faith. This book is an invaluable reference for anyone who wants to understand the faiths of those they come in contact with—as well as their own.
About the Author: The Very Rev. Archpriest Andrew Stephen Damick is pastor of St. Paul Orthodox Church of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, and author of multiple books from Ancient Faith Publishing. He is host of the Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy and Roads from Emmaus podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio, as well as editor-in-chief and author (respectively) of blogs of the same name, and he is a frequent speaker at lectures and retreats both in parishes and in other settings. He resides in Emmaus with his wife Kh. Nicole and their children.
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Posted by James Beltz on Jan 7th 2021
Well written and easy to understand. It compares religions of the world to Orthodoxy and you get a better understanding of everything that Orthodoxy is and what the others are not.
A must-read for any confession
Posted by Irina Frieden on Apr 27th 2020
I found fr. Andrew through his Ancient Faith podcasts, Amon Sul and the Areopagus. This particular book was a great tool in understanding what Orthodoxy really is, which is, after all, the church in which I was born, but purified by the pagan rituals and corruption that sometimes stains it in the regions where it's the official religion.
I truly appreciated his humble tone even when highlighting the major problems of the other doctrinal systems, and also him sharing his conversion story.
A Must for Church History
Posted by Vassily Rodionov on Apr 22nd 2017
Christ is Risen!! Fr. Andrew's "Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy" book (both versions) and podcasts are fantastic. Very interesting and understandable. Both provide an excellent overview and reference concerning Christian history and the myriad of the major "denominations" as compared to the Orthodox Church. Of course there are also summaries of non-christian beliefs. This reading is a must for Orthodox Christians to find out more about their Faith and gives information for them to be able to answer questions that they may face. Additional evidence that Orthodox Christianity is no longer a "best kept secret".
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