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The Orthodox Way [Kindle Edition]

Kallistos Ware
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This book is a general account of the doctrine, worship and life of Orthodox Christians by the author of the now classic The Orthodox Church. It raises the basic issues of theology: God is hidden yet revealed; the problem with evil; the nature of salvation; the meaning of faith; prayer; death and what lies beyond. In so doing, it helps to fill the need for modern Orthodox catechism. Yet this book is not a mere manual, a dry-as-dust repository of information. Throughout the book, Bishop Kallistos Ware shows the meaning of Orthodox doctrine for the life of the individual Christian. Doctrinal issues are seen not as abstract propositions for theological debate but as affecting the whole of life. A wealth of texts drawn from theologians and spiritual writers of all ages accompanies Bishop Kallistos' presentation. They, too, reveal Orthodoxy not just as a system of beliefs, practices and customs but indeed as the Way.

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Written by a bishop of the Orthodox Church, this is an account of the belief, worship and life of the Orthodox Church. It raises basic issues of theology: God as hidden yet revealed, the problem of evil, the nature of salvation, the meaning of faith, and prayer, death and the afterlife.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 331 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press (1 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008P0J5R6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,784 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I bought this book whilst browsing through a cathedral bookshop a number of years ago. It literally changed my life. 2 years later I was received into the Orthodox Church and have never looked back. There were many threads leading to this conclusion but foundational among them was reading this book. Timothy Ware is an English born Bishop of the British Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and is better known to the Orthodox as Metropolitan Kallistos (his 'church' name). He, too, undertook a journey of faith and theology into the Eastern Orthodox Church as a young man and this book contains the fullness of his experience and wisdom in producing a characteristically succinct account of 'how' the Orthodox conceive Christian theology. His companion book, 'The Orthodox Church', contains more about the history and organization of the Church leaving this book to examine the underlaying beliefs common amongst all the different Orthodox jurisdictions (Greek, Russian, Serbian etc..).

It's not a long read, and I devoured it in an afternoon, but it leaves you thinking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Only Way 2 Jun 1999
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Bishop KALLISTOS (Ware), famous for his companion volume "The Orthodox Church", presents in this offering a comprehensive approach to Orthodox spirituality. While "Church" deals with the history, organization, structure and basic theology of the Orthodox Church, "Way" is concerned exclusively on the Orthodox spiritual life -- the Orthodox "way" of spirituality. Having said that, since Orthodox theology is in its essence mystical and closely related to spirituality, KALLISTOS' book covers much spiritual theology from the Orthodox perspective. This is not a complicated treatise for experts, but a readable, usable guide for everyone wishing to uncover the incomparable glories of Orthodox spirituality. A tremendous guide to Orthodoxy "from the inside out".
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5.0 out of 5 stars A basic must have book. 6 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a basic must have book (along with the Orthodox Church by Ware as well) by a man many look to around the world as a sort of "pope" of the Eastern Orthodox Church, well academic wise. Almost any college with a comparative religions class will assign the Ware books the Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Way as a starting place for understanding a major branch of the now three branch Christian church of Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.

I heard this man speak not that many years ago in my town. He is a delightful leader and thinker for many around the globe. This is a book that needs to be on your shelf at home.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing little book 1 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
Although I am not Eastern Orthodox, I can highly recommend this book to any Christian. It is clear about Orthodox doctrine, and presents it in a very appealing way: it is clear that Bishop Kallistos lives and loves his faith. He is also very well read, both in and outside the Orthodox tradition, and at the same time a good communicator. Buy it! Also, have a look at an even smaller book by him "The Power of the Name" on the Jesus prayer - brilliant stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to orthodox spirituality 22 Dec 2013
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A very well written book, explaining with care and sensitivity the basic outlines of Orthodox belief and spiritual practice. A lovely variety of source material is also used and cited for those wishing to explore the themes of the book in greater detail. Well worth having on your bookshelf
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