The Orthodox Faith

Read by Jonathan Lange

(4.7 stars; 60 reviews)

The Orthodox Faith is the classic epitome of the Early Greek Fathers. Writing just before the last of the truly Ecumenical Councils (787), he remains to this day, the last of the Eastern theologians whole-heartedly received by the West. This work, then, is an ecumenical touchstone that remains authoritative in Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism (through Peter Lombard's Sentances) and in all Reformation Churches interested in purging late medieval accretions and returning to the developed orthodoxy of Creedal Christianity. (Summary by Jonathan Lange) (8 hr 40 min)


01 - Book I Chapters 1-7 24:26 Read by Jonathan Lange
02 - Book I Chapter 8 29:59 Read by Jonathan Lange
03 - Book I Chapters 9-14 29:59 Read by Jonathan Lange
04 - Book II Chapters 1-6 24:31 Read by Jonathan Lange
05 - Book II Chapters 7-9 27:57 Read by Jonathan Lange
06 - Book II Chapters 10-12 25:58 Read by Jonathan Lange
07 - Book II Chapters 13-23 29:59 Read by Jonathan Lange
08 - Book II Chapters 24-30 28:22 Read by Jonathan Lange
09 - Book III Chapters 1-5 26:28 Read by Jonathan Lange
10 - Book III Chapters 6-11 29:50 Read by Jonathan Lange
11 - Book III Chapters 12-14 26:42 Read by Jonathan Lange
12 - Book III Chapters 15-16 28:32 Read by Jonathan Lange
13 - Book III Chapters 17-22 23:31 Read by Jonathan Lange
14 - Book III Chapters 23-29 16:49 Read by Jonathan Lange
15 - Book IV Chapters 1-9 28:42 Read by Jonathan Lange
16 - Book IV Chapters 10-13 26:54 Read by Jonathan Lange
17 - Book IV Chapters 14-17 29:36 Read by Jonathan Lange
18 - Book IV Chapters 18-22 28:27 Read by Jonathan Lange
19 - Book IV Chapters 23-27 33:21 Read by Jonathan Lange


history, science, church history, theology LOVE IT

(5 stars)

I was not the best student in school. As an adult I crave knowledge but I spend my day driving. I am not content to know what I know because I've been taught in school or church my whole life. I want to know about church history and theology from Athanasius and Basil. I want to learn about Greek history and mythology from Herodotus and Homer. I want to learn about Einstein's theory of relativity from Einstein. It's what I call source text. I listen to it all day long every day when I'm working. Keep the source text coming so I can read with my ears while work.

Excellent Reader!

(5 stars)

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(3 stars)

Book I is an excellent theology of the uncreated Triune God which serves to advance the praise of his matchless name. Yet John lacked the ability to state what the distinction was between the Son’s eternal generation and the Spirit’s eternal procession because it is hard to distinguish these without reference to the doctrine of the double procession of the Spirit from the Father and from the Son. John comes close when he says that the Spirit proceeds from the Father through the Son. Keep in mind that if the Son is eternally the perfect image of the Father’s person then he eternally images forth the particular glory that the Father has in sending forth the Spirit by also eternally sending him forth himself. Book III on the person of the God-man is treasure. Disappointing, after an exposition of the glory of the most absolute and uncreated God, to hear in Book IV that we should worship this God by adoring crosses and images of saints. This is the same error as the idolatry of the golden calf, Exodus 32. Idolatry is seldom as crass as to say that we should worship actual physical substance of the cross or image. But whenever religious adoration is given to any created thing, God’s second commandment is violated, Exodus 20:4-6. John bases these things in part upon an appeal to unwritten apostolic traditions, which is contrary to the perfection of Scripture (Psalm 19:7) and contrary to the example of the Savior himself, who ever answered Satan with “It is written.” - Rev. Brent Evans

(5 stars)

Amazing explanation of many theological topics. I will listen multiple times just so I can grasp what I can. Although I listened through and through, the depth of St John's wisdom is like a vast ocean which bends over the horizon of my mind

Valuable Work

(5 stars)

Very much enjoyed listening to this impressive work from church history. Such excellent discussions, book 3 in particular is a remarkable treatment of Christology. Thank you to the reader.

What can I say?

(5 stars)

A treasure of packed wisdom. Possibly the first go-to for any enquirers into the Orthodox Christian Faith.

Very useful

(5 stars)

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to listen to this very important work.

Cornerstone of Orthodox faith

(5 stars)

Well read, thanks for producing this