For Irina only
|From:||Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 14, 2002, 16:00|
For some reason I am now unable to mail to your
address, so I've had to go about reaching you this
way. If you've read this far and your name isn't
Irina, then please respect that this is a dialogue
> > I ask out of my own theological
> > curiosity. At present, American Protestants are
> > starting to take a keen interest in Orthodoxy.
> Now please satisfy mine: why?
>--Pulling together what I didn't sleep through in
church history at Bible College (just like
Kierkegaard; definitely a philosopher and not a
theologian), and comments I get from people I know
personally, I think it's in part just a manifestation
of the post-Vat II, post-'60s Zeitgeist in the church.
People in the States started becoming less
territorial about salvation, I guess would be one way
to put it.
Also, the people drawn to Orthodoxy I come across are
jaded by what they perceive as the groundless
tradition and say-so of Catholicism and the dry,
logical, and likewise groundless rigor of
Protestantism; they express a deep desire for
mysticism and community which they find satisfied in
the Orthodox expression of Christianity.
Hope this helps.
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