Book Review

Looking Back

Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American Orthodox Church
by D. Oliver Herbel

Oxford University Press, 2013
(256 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Tim Grass

It was hearing in 1997 about the conversion to Orthodoxy of a couple of thousand Evangelicals from the Campus Crusade stable that first motivated me to extend my interest in Eastern Orthodoxy beyond the patristic era, which I was teaching at college for the first time, and the Communist era, which spoke to us as Evangelicals of both courageous witness to Christ and compromise with hostile governments.

Why were these Evangelicals converting? How did they regard their former Evangelical allegiance? I soon concluded that this threw . . .

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Tim Grass , FRHistS, is a historian and a Senior Research Fellow at Spurgeon's College, London. He and his wife live on the Isle of Man. He is the author of F. F. Bruce: A Life (Eerdmans, 2011) and The Lord's Watchman: A Life of Edward Irving (Pickwick, 2012).


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