Orthodoxy & Heterodoxy

OrthodoxyAndHeterodoxyOrthodoxy & Heterodoxy is a 7-part lecture series examining the differences between Orthodox Christianity and other religions, presented by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick. (AFR site, RSS feed)

The series was subsequently published as a book with the same name available from Ancient Faith Publishing (formerly Conciliar Press) (also available from Amazon.com, including as an e-book). The book form is both revised and expanded from the original podcasts.

The topics are as follows:

I. Heterodoxy & Heresy (introduction)– originally presented Sept. 27, 2009

  • Part 1: Understanding the Terms
  • Part 2: The Essentials of Christian Doctrine
  • Handouts: Outline (including Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy quick references)

II. Roman Catholicism– originally presented Oct. 4, 2009

III. The Classical/Magisterial Reformation (Lutherans, Calvinists, Reformed, Zwinglians, Anglicans, Episcopalians, Methodists, Wesleyans) – originally presented on Oct. 11, 2009

IV. The Radical Reformation (Anabaptists, Baptists, Brethren, Amish, Mennonites, Moravians, Restorationists, Adventists) – originally presented on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Part 1: “Believer’s baptism” over against infant baptism, anti-sacramentalism, the “invisible Church,” etc.
  • Part 2: Denominations that formed after the Radical Reformation, as well as two studies in ecclesiological inheritance (Restorationists and Adventists).
  • Handouts: Outline, The Trail of Blood

V. Modern Revivalism (Pentecostalism, Charismatics, Evangelicalism, Emergents) – originally presented on Nov. 1, 2009

  • Part 1: Personal conversion, individualism, and private biblical interpretation.
  • Part 2: Lecture continuation.
  • Part 3: Holiness movement (including Pentecostalism / Charismatics), mega-churches, dispensationalism, fundamentalism, liberalism, and the “emergent” church movement.
  • Handouts: Outline, Theosis in the New Testament

VI. Non-Christian Religions (Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto, Sikhism, Wicca, Neo-paganism, Zoroastrianism, Modern Gnosticism, Scientology, Animism) – originally presented on Nov. 8, 2009

VII. Non-Mainstream Christians (Swedenborgians, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Unitarian Universalists, Christadelphians, Christian Science, Unification Church (“Moonies”); also includes series conclusions) – originally presented on Nov. 15, 2009

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