Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Immaculate Conception: What About the Eastern Orthodox Churches?

NCR - The Immaculate Conception: What About the Eastern Orthodox Churches? by Mark Shea
So if the Eastern Orthodox Churches ignored Origen, Basil, and Chrysostom when they speculated that Mary was sinful, why do they reject the Immaculate Conception? In a nutshell, they reject it because the Immaculate Conception is the answer to a number of questions the Eastern Christians were never much interested in asking. And if you don’t ask the questions, you don’t come up with the answers. But, as we shall see, that’s cold comfort for Evangelicals...
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