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For Irina only

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Monday, January 14, 2002, 16:00
Dear Irina:
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. Clint __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE video emails in Yahoo! Mail!