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#21 Rick H.

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 01:44 PM

Gotcha.

 

 

 "I do not approach Orthodoxy from a scientific or non Orthodox viewpoint."
 

It is equally naive to allow no room for humanness in one's approach to
Orthodoxy as it is to allow no room for humanness in the fathers and the monks of the
monasteries themselves.

Edited by Rick H., 20 April 2015 - 01:46 PM.


#22 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 08:16 AM

Answering post #20, Buddhism was known in Greece and the Middle East before Christ, and St Clement of Alexandria and Cyril of Jerusalem mention eastern religions including Buddhism. Knowledge of these religions and philosophies is one thing: influence is another, and I would be very doubtful of that.






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