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''This entry is for links to modern polemical material and Orthodox responses. Historical material, or detailed treatment of a range of critiques should be filed under the particular body in question. See,e.g. [[Non-Orthodox]] for more information.''
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''This entry is for links to modern polemical material and Orthodox responses. Historical material, or detailed treatment of a range of critiques should be filed under the particular body in question. See,e.g. [[Category:Non-Orthodox|Non-Orthodox]] for more information.''
  
 
==Protestant Polemics==
 
==Protestant Polemics==
The difficulty with most of these sites is not that they are criticizing Orthodox Christianity as it is but basing their critiques on misconceptions of Orthodox doctrine and practice. Sometimes elements of Orthodox teaching can be recognized, but the way they are put together is often quite bizarre. Irenaeus of Lyons wrote about how heretics took elements of the faith and rearranged them, so that what once was a mosaic of a king becomes an image of a dog (or something else).
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The difficulty with most of these sites is not that they are criticizing [[Orthodox Christianity]] as it is but basing their critiques on misconceptions of Orthodox doctrine and practice. Sometimes elements of Orthodox teaching can be recognized, but the way they are put together is often quite bizarre. [[Irenaeus of Lyons]] wrote about how [[heretic]]s took elements of the faith and rearranged them, so that what once was a mosaic of a king becomes an image of a dog (or something else).
  
One significant exception is Daniel Clendenin, whom many Orthodox Christians respect for being much more thorough in his research.  In that, he is relatively unique among modern critics of Orthodoxy.   
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One significant exception is [[Daniel Clendenin]], whom many Orthodox Christians respect for being much more thorough in his research.  In that, he is relatively unique among modern critics of Orthodoxy.   
 
His ultimate reason for rejecting Orthodoxy is spelled out in terms of his commitment to Protestant distinctives, a viewpoint which draws the lines clearly, rather than proceeding from the position that we all share the same basic assumptions and that one's interlocutor is drawing dishonest conclusions based on them.
 
His ultimate reason for rejecting Orthodoxy is spelled out in terms of his commitment to Protestant distinctives, a viewpoint which draws the lines clearly, rather than proceeding from the position that we all share the same basic assumptions and that one's interlocutor is drawing dishonest conclusions based on them.
  
 
===Links===
 
===Links===
*[http://people.biola.edu/faculty/alang/EO/Summary.pdf Eastern Orthodox Teachings in Comparison with The Doctrinal Position of Biola University] (PDF) - May, 1998 (A summary is available [http://www.samford.edu/groups/global/ewcmreport/articles/ew08304.html here])
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*[http://people.biola.edu/alang/EO/Report.pdf [[Eastern Orthodox]] Teachings in Comparison with The Doctrinal Position of Biola University] (PDF) - May, 1998 (A summary is available [http://www.samford.edu/groups/global/ewcmreport/articles/ew08304.html here])
 
**[http://www.ctlibrary.com/1450 Higher Education: Universities Question Orthodox Conversions] - from ''Christianity Today'']
 
**[http://www.ctlibrary.com/1450 Higher Education: Universities Question Orthodox Conversions] - from ''Christianity Today'']
 
**[http://www.samford.edu/groups/global/ewcmreport/articles/ew08306.html Gerald Bray Responds to the Biola Statement and Don Fairbairn]
 
**[http://www.samford.edu/groups/global/ewcmreport/articles/ew08306.html Gerald Bray Responds to the Biola Statement and Don Fairbairn]
 
*[http://www.namb.net/evangelism/iev/PDF/BB_E_Orthodox_Manual.pdf Witnessing to people of Eastern Orthodox Background: Turning Barriers of Belief into Bridges to Personal Faith] by Matt Spann, 2001 (from the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Church).
 
*[http://www.namb.net/evangelism/iev/PDF/BB_E_Orthodox_Manual.pdf Witnessing to people of Eastern Orthodox Background: Turning Barriers of Belief into Bridges to Personal Faith] by Matt Spann, 2001 (from the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Church).
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**[http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/articles7/AndrewsBaptist.php Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews' Response]
 
*[http://www.credenda.org Credenda Agenda] - This site was recently redesigned and the links below may soon disappear. Perhpas these volumes are still being edited for inclusion in the redesigned site?
 
*[http://www.credenda.org Credenda Agenda] - This site was recently redesigned and the links below may soon disappear. Perhpas these volumes are still being edited for inclusion in the redesigned site?
 
**[http://www.credenda.org/old/issues/cont4-4.htm Is Orthodoxy Orthodox?] (''vol. 4:4'')
 
**[http://www.credenda.org/old/issues/cont4-4.htm Is Orthodoxy Orthodox?] (''vol. 4:4'')
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*http://exorthodoxforchrist.com/profile.htm
 
*http://exorthodoxforchrist.com/profile.htm
  
*[http://www.equip.org/free/DE177.htm Searching for the True Apostolic Church: What Evangelicals Should Know about Eastern Orthodoxy] by Paul Negrut ([http://www.equip.org/ The Christian Research Institute], Statement DE-177)
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*[http://www.equip.org/site/c.muI1LaMNJrE/b.2549471/k.9A95/httpwwwequiporgfreeDE177htm.htm Searching for the True Apostolic Church: What Evangelicals Should Know about Eastern Orthodoxy] by Paul Negrut ([http://www.equip.org/ The Christian Research Institute], Statement DE-177)
 
**[http://students.cua.edu/16kalvesmaki/CRJ.htm A Response from Joel Kalvesmaki]
 
**[http://students.cua.edu/16kalvesmaki/CRJ.htm A Response from Joel Kalvesmaki]
  
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**[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/clendenin.aspx Responses from Patrick Barnes and Deacon (now Priest) John Whiteford]
 
**[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/clendenin.aspx Responses from Patrick Barnes and Deacon (now Priest) John Whiteford]
 
**[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/clendenin_response.aspx A Letter in Reply] by Anastasia Theodoridis
 
**[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/clendenin_response.aspx A Letter in Reply] by Anastasia Theodoridis
**A more strident response from Rdr. Peter Jackson: [http://www.roca.org/oa/149/149p.htm Part I] and [http://www.roca.org/oa/150/150f.htm Part II]
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**A more strident response from Rdr. (now Priest) Peter Jackson: [http://www.roca.org/OA/149/149p.htm Part I] and [http://www.roca.org/OA/150/150f.htm Part II]
  
* [http://lausanne.gospelcom.net/LOP/lop19.htm Christian Witness to Nominal Christians among the Orthodox] - Report of the Consultation on World Evangelization, Mini-Consultation on Reaching Nominal Christians Among Orthodox held at Pattaya, Thailand, from 16-27 June 1980. Sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.
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* [http://www.lausanne.org/Brix?pageID=14728 Christian Witness to Nominal Christians among the Orthodox] - Report of the Consultation on World Evangelization, Mini-Consultation on Reaching Nominal Christians Among Orthodox held at Pattaya, Thailand, from 16-27 June 1980. Sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.
 
* [http://www.christianweek.org/stories/vol19/no05/record.html For Those Who Embrace Orthodoxy] - ''Christian Week'' 19:5 (May 27, 2005)
 
* [http://www.christianweek.org/stories/vol19/no05/record.html For Those Who Embrace Orthodoxy] - ''Christian Week'' 19:5 (May 27, 2005)
  
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*[http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/8410/ Apologia: A Catholic Page for Protestants and Eastern Orthodox] - unknown author
 
*[http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/8410/ Apologia: A Catholic Page for Protestants and Eastern Orthodox] - unknown author
 
*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13535a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia article on the so-called "Eastern Schism"] - unknown author
 
*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13535a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia article on the so-called "Eastern Schism"] - unknown author
*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12043b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia on "Photius of Constantinople"] - unknown author, brazen character assassination of St. [[Photios the Great]]
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*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12043b.htm Catholic Encyclopedia on "Photius of Constantinople"] - Fr. Adrian Fortescue (an early 20th-century Roman Catholic liturgical scholar)
  
 
[[Category:Inter-Christian]]
 
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[[Category:Links]]
 
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[[Category:Non-Orthodox]]
 
[[Category:Non-Orthodox]]

Revision as of 20:53, September 7, 2011

This entry is for links to modern polemical material and Orthodox responses. Historical material, or detailed treatment of a range of critiques should be filed under the particular body in question. See,e.g. for more information.

Contents

Protestant Polemics

The difficulty with most of these sites is not that they are criticizing Orthodox Christianity as it is but basing their critiques on misconceptions of Orthodox doctrine and practice. Sometimes elements of Orthodox teaching can be recognized, but the way they are put together is often quite bizarre. Irenaeus of Lyons wrote about how heretics took elements of the faith and rearranged them, so that what once was a mosaic of a king becomes an image of a dog (or something else).

One significant exception is Daniel Clendenin, whom many Orthodox Christians respect for being much more thorough in his research. In that, he is relatively unique among modern critics of Orthodoxy. His ultimate reason for rejecting Orthodoxy is spelled out in terms of his commitment to Protestant distinctives, a viewpoint which draws the lines clearly, rather than proceeding from the position that we all share the same basic assumptions and that one's interlocutor is drawing dishonest conclusions based on them.

Links

Patrick Barnes responds to The Credenda Agenda 6:5, and their reply.

Articles

Roman Catholic Polemics

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