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Adventures in Orthodoxy: The Marvels of the Christian Creed and the Audacity of Belief

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Watch out, Chesterton and C.S. Lewis! Here's a writer as clear . . . and as exciting! Christians often find the Creed as tedious as a contract, and orthodoxy dull as dirt. In these lively pages - written for Christians and non-Christians alike - Dwight Longenecker shows that, on the contrary, orthodoxy is exciting and the Creed the beginning of a grand, mysterious adventur ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Sophia Institute Press (first published March 1st 2002)
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It was while absorbed in this book that I burned a hamburger patty to the point where it set off the smoke alarm in my house. I cannot remember the last time something like that happened. Three cheers to Fr. Longenecker for his fresh and thoughtful take on the propositions of the Apostles' Creed.

If Wile E. Coyote were involved in the "New Evangelization" and could order only one gizmo from the Acme Company in support of that effort, this is the book that I would recommend to him. It's every bit
This book needs to be approached with simple eyes. If one is expecting a deep discussion of philosophic and theological ideas, one will be disappointed. If one is looking for the faith to be presented simply and in a language akin to a sermon, then this book will hit the spot. This book is most useful to those Catholics who know the Creed they say at Mass each week, but have never taken the time to think about what those words mean. This book can be seen as a gateway book to the deeper thoughts ...more
I really gained a lot of insights from this book. His writing style is unique and quite unlike that of most books on theology. Each chapter is packed with so many useful insights that it's a book to read over and over. My only complaint is that he spends too much time on the analogies and metaphors, stretching them to the limit. I would have preferred a simpler, more straight-forward approach, as I think it's easy to lose sight of his main point due to the convoluted nature of the metaphors. Nev ...more
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Got this book for Christmas, looking forward to checking it out.
I very much enjoy Fr Longnecker's style. Excellent insights.
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Dwight Longenecker was brought up an Evangelical, studied at the fundamentalist Bob Jones University, and later was ordained an Anglican priest in England. After ten years in the Anglican ministry as a curate, a chaplain at Cambridge, and a country parson, in 1995 Dwight was received into full communion with the Catholic Church. He has published in numerous religious magazines and papers in the UK ...more
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