The Mystery of Faith

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An Introduction to the Teaching and Spirit of the Orthodox Church

by Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev
Paperback: 268 pages

Founded on spiritual experience, Orthodox theology is a living entity today no less than hundreds of years ago. The same questions have always confronted us: What is truth? What is the meaning of life? How can one find joy and peace of heart? What is the way to salvation? Christianity does not aim to dot all the "i"s by answering every question the human spirit asks. But it does open up another reality which transcends all that surrounds us in this earthly life. –Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev, The Mystery of Faith

In this profound work, Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev provides a personal commentary on the teaching of the Orthodox Church, its historical development and its relationship to the spiritual life. Drawing on ancient texts and contemporary sources, he combines a clear exposition of the central doctrines of God, the Trinity, creation, the Church, prayer and the sacraments with an exploration of their meaning for today.