Comparison of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox
For this discussion, apostolic succession is assumed.
His Broken Body is a survey of Catholic and Eastern Orthodox differences from an Orthodox perspective.
Mary must have been perfect like the tabernacle. Therefore, she was sinless from conception.
The West emphasizes the oneness of God. The East emphasizes the threeness of God.
Both agree on apostolic succession and the visible church.
What is the pope? Primacy versus supremacy
Ben thinks neither side has an open-shut case for their ecclesiology.
Doesn't the Eastern Orthodox ecclesiology make schism inevitable?
If a pope made infallible statements that contradicted church teachings, that could prove Eastern Orthodox's ecclesiology, and Ben would consider switching.
Matt forms the 2016 Selection Committee