- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (October 1971)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0232511616
- ISBN-13: 978-0232511611
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,251,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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God and Man Hardcover – October, 1971
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The late Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh (who died in 2003) was head of the Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Church in Great Britain and Ireland, where he was considerably better known to the public than in the United States. This is to the loss of Christian churches in the United States, for when Metropolitan Anthony explains the concepts of religious faith, it is with plausibility and grace almost wholly lacking in the literature explaining and defending the Christian faith that is lately on tap in the U.S. His essays are entirely free of the usual threats, remonstrations, and blandishments; and he makes it a point to describe his faith in a intelligent way addressed to Orthodox and non-Orthodox (and non-believers) alike.
As alluded to before, the first chapter, "The Atheist and the Archbishop", a transcript of two discussions televised by the BBC in July 1970, is a model of clarity, intelligence, and civility by both discussants. If only current public dust-ups between Christians and atheists were half so fine! Here, the then-Archbishop (he attained the office of Metropolitan later) discusses religious faith with the late Marghanita Laski, a then-prominent British journalist and novelist (who died in 1988).
The Metropolitan explains that his faith is not mere credulity, but is based on a transforming experience of God--in this case, one he experienced in his teens.Read more ›