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Posted By Eric Sammons On April 30, 2009 @ 7:22 am In Eastern Christianity | Comments Disabled
I found an interesting article by a man who describes his process of conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy. It can be found in two parts:
Part 1 
Part 2 
I highlight this article for a couple of reasons. First, I always find it fascinating to see why people change religious traditions (something recent surveys have shown is very common in America). Second, I think this article explains well one of the strongest aspects of Eastern Orthodoxy: its respect for “mystery” in the Christian Faith. A danger many of us fall into at times is to intellectualize our faith to an extreme; we want to understand every aspect of what we believe to the exclusion of simply falling before the glory of God and adoring Him.
As a Roman Catholic, I greatly admire the “mystery” of Eastern Christianity. There is a vital place for intellectual study of the faith, but it must always be coupled with a humble acknowledgment of the mysterious grandeur of the Almighty.
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URLs in this post:
 Part 1: http://www.examiner.com/x-8005-SF-Eastern-Orthodoxy-Examiner~y2009m4d27-On-intellect-and-faith-why-I-am-Orthodox-part-1
 Part 2: http://www.examiner.com/x-8005-SF-Eastern-Orthodoxy-Examiner~y2009m4d27-On-intellect-and-faith-why-I-am-Orthodox-part-2
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