Dancing Alone chronicles the intellectual and spiritual journey of Frank Schaeffer to Orthodox Christianity, a pilgrimage which began in 1976. He set out on this quest, as he himself writes, "because of my deep desire to find answers to my own pressing questions and because of my longing to grow toward Christ rather than away from Him." A very informative book for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike.
Conservative people in the Protestant denominations who would be horrified by the idea of 'alternative lifestyles' replacing traditional families, have themselves replaced the traditional family of God with a self-invented, alternative religion of chaotic personalized experience in which they are accountable to no one." — Frank Schaeffer
Schaffer's pilgrimage to the Orthodox Church began in the 1970's as he observed spiritually bankrupt Protestant churches having little or no impact on the intensely secularized and pluralistic culture in which they operated. In Dancing Alone, Schaeffer shows how contemporary secularism grew out of Protestant pluralism and how the Protestant denominations and the Americanized modern Roman Catholic Church have departed from the Holy Tradition of the most ancient historical Christian church of all — the Orthodox Church.
This book can be used as a missionary tool to reach out to brethren who thirst for the eternal truths of the Orthodox faith.
- Publisher: Holy Cross Orthodox Press (July 1994)
- ISBN-10: 0917651367
- ISBN-13: 9780917651366
- Language: English
- Paperback: 327 pages