Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Orthodox Study Bible

(finishing my (three year!) review of the Orthodox Study Bible)

This has been the hardest part to write...

The Orthodox Study Bible is very beautiful, and filled with insight into the Eastern traditions.  The English translation of the LXX is very interesting.  It is certainly an excellent resource for those in Eastern rite churches.

My worry is for shaky Evangelical Protestants, who will see many Roman Catholic traditions fortified in these pages.  The Eastern view of Mary is very much in line with the RCC view (possibly even more extreme, if that is possible).  It saddens me that the Orthodox view Protestants as a branch of the Roman church, further from themselves, rather than closer to the teachings of the apostles.


Craig Pryor said...

I think that the Orthodox version of Protestantism is a rather correct one, but then I could be accused of have already made up my mind. ;-)


James Rinkevich said...

They are correct in viewing it as further from the Apostles, but incorrect in view its schisms as not being the result of the sin of the Orthodox. Have the Orthodox yet gotten rid of their demi-god they can worship?
At any rate one can see even in Acts 9 the Church is vertically organized like a kingdom. Really, they insist on a royal procession from the Father as King but not to a prime-minister. What kingdom doesn't have one?