It has been my strong desire for some time now to revise my book in order to emphasize ecumenism and unity proportionately a lot more than in the first (2004) edition. I'm much more interested in finding common ground. I've also learned a thing or two about Orthodoxy over the past decade. I wanted this volume to be able to read by Orthodox and also Eastern Catholics, without having seizures or going into apoplectic fits (caused by my ignorance or overly polemical or biased writing). I exaggerate, of course, but perhaps not by much! Toward that end I have enlisted two very qualified Eastern Catholic friends to participate in the revised edition: Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier and Pete Vere, JCL. The revision remains an apologetic for Catholicism and respectful critique of Orthodoxy, but now it also includes friendly ecumenical discussion and dialogue: feedback and input from the Eastern theological perspective. The overall tone, tenor, and goal is considerably different. Unity is stressed as much as apologetics.
DedicationAdditional Contributors to the Revised 2014 EditionPreface to the Revised 2014 Edition [read online]1. Introduction [read Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier's reply and my response online]2. Reflections on the Sack of Constantinople in 1204 and Lesser-Known Byzantine Atrocities3. Development of Doctrine in Orthodoxy and Catholicism: Different in Essence?4. Is Purgatory a “Place” or “Condition” (or Both)?: Misconceptions About the Catholic View5. Do St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Other Catholic Thinkers Adopt an Unbiblical “Rationalism” Leading to a “Remote” or "Impersonal" God?6. Theological Opinions on the Papacy Prior to 1054 [read Dave's two counter-replies online]
7. The Filioque and the Eastern Church Fathers
8. Orthodoxy and Divorce
9. Orthodoxy and Contraception
10. Original Sin: Caricatures and Commonalities
11. Theosis / Deification in Western Spirituality
12. Fr. Deacon Daniel Dozier: Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and the Face of Christ
13. Pete Vere, JCL: Eucharistic Ecclesiology: The Key to Restoring Communion Between Catholicism and Orthodoxy?
[NOTE: I will indicate below when the second edition is available in each format]
Paperback (List: $21.95 / 20% Lulu Discount: $17.56) [new second edition]
$6.99 [first edition]
$6.99 [first edition]
Last revised on 14 September 2014.