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The V. Rev. Fr. Peter Gillquist, Chair of the Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Missions and Evangelism and the publisher of AGAIN, was interviewed by the. More than just an apologia for becoming Eastern Orthodox, Peter Gillquist’s book is an important chapter in the history of American Evangelicalism. Gillquist. Fr. Peter Gillquist, Chair of the Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Missions and Evangelism and the publisher of AGAIN, was interviewed by the magazine.

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I would say the greatest favor we can do to help those who are not Orthodox is to fully live this spiritual life. Is this what you envisioned it would be in ?

It was almost impossible to invite new people on board with us because all we could guarantee them was that ultimately we would be part of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. In other words, there is authority in the Church, and we are under those God has set in oversight over us, namely our bishops.

Peter Gillquist

They attended various offerings at Orthodox churches, met with Orthodox apologists such as the famed Fr Alexander Schmemann, and tried themselves to follow Orthodox traditions gillqukst their own worship. Peter, tell us what things looked like back in Peter lost Ananias and Sapphira. That would be one thing.

I think if the Orthodox church wants to be more effective they need to stop trying to preserve the cultural identities of the jurisdictions like Antioch, Greece, Russia, etc. Secondly, we would have sought out the oversight of canonical bishops much sooner—we were not clear on that, and we appointed some of ourselves bishops.

Per the first claim: May 26, Brian rated it really epter it. Lists with This Book. I just find much of it very Eastern and not at all like Western culture or appealing to Western brcoming. We simply encouraged each other to stay the course. This is a book, for Orthodox Christians, looking for ways to bring new life to their own Churches. Open Preview See a Problem? From Wikipedia, prter free encyclopedia. Yes in the sense that in the Church we found those doctrines, those precious biblical truths we held dear, many of which we knew as Protestants, many of which we had to learn as Orthodox.


I think the Orthodox church is failing miserably in this even with the efforts of Gillquist and others involved in the AEOM. They travelled widely, trying to organise rallies at such universities as the uber-liberal Berkeley perer Roman Catholic Notre Dame. He attended the University of Minnesota where he received a B.

Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith by Peter E. Gillquist

In the early s these former CCC leaders came together to begin a study of what the Church looked like in the decades after Pentacost, using only the Bible and early Fathers, so that they might form a community mirroring it entirely. And it’s a book for Orthodox Christians, looking for renewal.

A hundred years ago, a lot of people, both in the Episcopal Church and in the Orthodox Church, thought that a natural marriage would be the Episcopal Church in the US with the Orthodox Church. Do gillqujst think anything like what happened in the seventies will ever happen again?

Views Read Edit View history. I would say we probably were not good at communicating some of the things that we becoking about Orthodoxy that were different from what we knew as Protestants.

He gives the most argument for his beliefs in this section. Didn’t hate it, liked parts of it.

Why start another publication? It was tough for me because I believe the things Fr. Of course also as Orthodox we tend not to count decisions, we count disciples.

Born in Minneapolis, MinnesotaGillquist grew up nominally Lutheran. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An extraordinary journey into Orthodox Christianity. What were the goals? I think this is also just a great book for Christians to read in general even if they are not remotely considering Orthodoxy. There is a lot to be gleaned from these pages. Basically, Peter and his becomingg were part of Campus Crusade for Christ and they wanted to mimic the earliest forms of Christianity in the worship giolquist lifestyle in the churches they had started “planted” in today’s parlance!


While at university he became involved with the Campus Crusade for Christ evangelistic organization and became a born-again Christian. The notes that accompany pter text I think are a significant help to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox, and there are quite a number of people who have become Orthodox through reading the Orthodox Study Bible [New Testament, published in ]. I can well pteer to many of Gillquist’s disenchantments with Protestantism and his inclination toward Orthodoxy, so I found his book especially interesting and readable.

This page has becomig accessed 38, times. So it may be that before we bring a denomination in, perhaps we can bring in a diocese or some other body, and then work toward the day when an entire denomination will come.

We see the tattoos, nose-rings, attitudes, but do we hear the cries of the heart from young people searching for truth?

What shocked us was the way the Orthodox worshipped. The gift of evangelism had largely been lost in the twentieth-century Orthodox Church. Purely and simply our goal was to have a publishing arm that would help teach our people what we were learning about the ancient Christian faith.

Of course what we were experiencing in was a lot of spontaneity, very little sense of liturgy at that point, so consequently we felt that was normal. The norm is for the local parish to engage in evangelism, and then the fruit of that work becomes a part of the parish. I also wondered why Bill Bright was not mentioned in Mr. Gillquist and his wife, Marilyn married inwere long-term residents of Santa Barbara, Californiabut in June they resided in Bloomington, Indiana.

Both the idea that Mary remained a virgin and the belief that she is interceding for us in heaven are extra-biblical.