Trying To Be Orthodox: And Not Quite Succeeding
Musings of an Uneasy Orthodox Christian Blogger
Paperback |256 pp |216 x 135 mm
This unique book seeks to unravel through extracts from ten years of one mans writings where God seems to want to take His Church, in particular in its Orthodox form, and to ask whether or not we are following.
Michael Lomax entered the Russian Orthodox Church (where he now serves as a deacon) as a westerner with wide experience of Protestant and Roman Catholic theology and practice, and a deep knowledge of European cultural history. Drawing on this particular perspective, his writings chart a personal quest to establish a mature basis of faith for critical Orthodox Christians who are increasingly distancing themselves from a seemingly outdated, male-dominated and toe-the-party-line structure.
Concerns explored in the book include: the adequacy of the Orthodox teaching, structure and mindset in todays world; the relevance of the émigré Orthodox heritage; the inter-relationship of religious and political belief; the relevance of the ecumenical endeavour; and traditional versus new morality.