Christian Focus Publications
The Christian’s Pocket Guide The Eastern Orthodox Theology
We may associate a number of images with the Eastern Orthodox church – ornate church buildings, services with candles and incense, men wearing embellished robes – but what does the Eastern Orthodox church actually believe? What are the similarities and differences between them and western evangelical churches? What is their history? In this short book Panagiotis Kantartzis introduces us to Eastern Orthodoxy from an Evangelical perspective and tells us what we need to know.
About Panagiotis Kantartzis
Panagiotis (Giotis) Kantartzis is senior pastor of the First Greek Evangelical Church in Athens, Greece, visiting professor at Greek Bible College, coordinator of City to City Balkans and director of the Institute for the Study of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Pastor Kantartzis covers the most important points with clear, concise and well–researched prose. If you want the best engagement with Orthodoxy from an evangelical perspective, look no further.
Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, California
Blessed with wide learning, acute theological insight, and pastoral experience from living in an Orthodox country, Dr. Kantartzis is outstandingly qualified for this task, which he does superbly.
Robert Letham, Wales Evangelical School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales
… reminds us that the differences between Evangelical Protestantism and Eastern Orthodoxy are rooted in fundamental principles that touch on every aspect of theology. The presentation is clear and fair to both sides, making it a reliable resource for dialogue between these two very different Christian traditions.
Gerald Bray, Research Professor, Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
Kantartzis offers a unique book that combines careful and sensitive analysis of Orthodox Christianity with a respectful and constructive engagement from the perspective of his own Evangelical faith.
Aristotle Papanikolaou, Professor of Theology and the Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, Fordham University, New York Co–founding Director, Orthodox Christian Studies Centre