Image from Hrabanus Maurus’ De laudibus sanctae cruces
I dabble in history, theology, and philosophy, therefore, I write about them occasionally here. I am an Orthodox Christian and a convert from Catholicism. My main purpose here is to showcase Latin Orthodoxy before 1204 AD and its history. I do not think enough Orthodox read up on it adequately, and so I hope this part of my blog inspires them to do so. Most Orthodox blogs that I have encountered are heavily bent towards the history of the Byzantine Empire, the Greek East, and the Mediterranean Sea. I am far more interested in the Orthodox history of the Germanic successors states in the Latin West. Simultaneously, I also rebut quite a bit of Catholic apologetics. I try not to let it become the main driving force of this blog, but I might have failed in that task. Not to be too narcissistic, but I think both my language skills, as imperfect as they may be, and vast reading give me an advantage over many others on the casual web in both aforementioned tasks. I am also a big fan of the Enlightenment (and the early modern philosophy prior to it), which I suppose puts me in a odd minority among minorities. But then again, most detractors of either Orthodoxy or the Enlightenment never actually read the works of either. As for the obvious, I am but a simple layman in every sense of the term, so take what I say with a grain of salt. If you are seriously looking for professionally rigorous content, then I would suggest going to your nearest public library and reading a lot of literature for some time or speaking with your priest.
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