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Frank Schaeffer on Fresh Air

2008-12-11 20:54:32.318959+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I ended up hearing a snippet of this on Tuesday, and am now listening to it: Frank Schaeffer interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air, not as deep as I'd hoped, but an interesting perspective, and given some exchanges I've had with Mark Hershberger, interesting that Schaeffer has found his community in the Greek Orthodox church.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-12-13 02:47:16.778577+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

I had known for some time that Franky Schaeffer was Orthodox. The most significant bit about this to me is that his father, Francis Schaeffer, is considered an intellectual giant in Protestant circles.

Its interesting because Franky rejected his father's religion, but saw a way to maintain his faith apart from his childhood religion. Significant because, like many other converts to Orthodoxy that I know, he found his relationship with God "real", but was disappointed with the Protestant intellectualism. (There is similar intellectualism, "Thomism" -- even though it precedes Thomas Aquinis, in the Catholic church as well.)

I think the Aphophatic approach of the Orthodox is what attracts so many converts from the West. Many people see the intellectual, philisophical bankruptcy of much of the Western church and leave. A great deal of them leave Christianity entirely, but there are a good deal of us who find the Orthodox Church -- who admits so freely how little she knows, but is still steeped in wisdom -- and we love Her.