Encountering Orthodoxy answers Pope Francis' call to foster unity between Catholics and Orthodox Christians by supporting the work of IOTA: The International Orthodox Theological Association. The organization sponsors conferences to promote greater understanding between Western and Eastern churches.
David Bradshaw, Richard Swinburne, Richard Cross, Paul Gavrilyuk, Dionysios Skliris, Travis Dumsday, and Alexey Fokin
Natural theology attempts to show that there is a God, and what he is like, on the basis of evidence which both theists and atheists can recognize as obviously true, such as the existence of the universal laws of nature. Many recent Eastern Orthodox thinkers have questioned the cogency and religious value of natural theology. This volume contains essays by David Bradshaw, Richard Cross, Alexey Fokin, Paul Gavrilyuk, Travis Dumsday, Dionysios Skliris, and Richard Swinburne, on the history of natural theology in the Orthodox Church and its contemporary relevance.
Discusses the main issues that the Orthodox Church faces today; includes an essay by Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) addressing the problem of divisions; commemorates IOTA's 2019 Conference and contains its historical program; features beautiful illustrations with 166 full-color photographs and images.