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Introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy

Instructor: Rob Wendland

Eastern Orthodoxy is one of the most rapidly growing Christian communities in the United States. Their growth is partly attributed to the rise of those dissatisfied with what they hear and see in protestant churches. Many leave the denominations of their youth to seek an "original" and "authentic" Christianity, a Christianity of the early believers in Jesus. So, what is Eastern Orthodoxy? What does it teach? How is it alike or different from confessional Lutheranism and even other western denominations with which we are more familiar? As the class explores these themes, it will have opportunities to observe various Orthodox services in the Milwaukee area and speak with Orthodox priests. The ultimate course goal will be to develop ways that students can minister to those enticed by Orthodoxy's claims.

NOTE: participation in this course during Winterim 2023 requires worship at two Orthodox services that will take place on the Sunday mornings of January 8 and 15 (right before the start of Winterim and in the middle of it)

Area of Study: Church History
Tuition: $800
Course Number: CH7039
Course Credits 2.0
Dates Term Location
01/09/2023 to 01/20/2023 Winterim 2023 Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary View Courses