SKU (ISBN): 9780830852567
Binding: Trade Paper
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
How can Christians claim that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross is a victory?
Yet the doctrine of salvation affirms precisely that: in his death and his resurrection, Christ is victorious over the power of sin and death. The expression of this eternal truth has taken different shapes throughout the church’s life and history. The Eastern Orthodox church has made its own contributions to the belief in salvation through Christ, but its expressions sometimes sound unfamiliar to Western branches of the church. Here James Payton, a Western Christian with a sympathetic ear for Eastern Orthodoxy, explores the Orthodox doctrine of salvation. Payton helps Christians of all traditions listen to Orthodox brothers and sisters so that together we might rejoice, “Where, O death, is your victory?”