Kevin, as a Roman Catholic I find it rather difficult to point people just learning about the Church towards a good tradition of thought in the Church (I wouldn’t recommend anything this past century) . I am increasingly interested in the Eastern Orthodox Churches (more than a passive interest), and I will be reading “The Greek East and the Latin West,” but aside from that, which thinkers or Patriarchates (Right? Like Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox and Syrian Orthodox? Are those called Patriarchates?) do you think one should look toward?
I guess I’m asking about the politics and organization of the Orthodox Church. Help me out?