Conversations On Orthodoxy

January 4th, 2014 by mark

Episode 9: Dr. Rico Vitz

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In episode nine we talk philosphy and Orthodoxy with Dr. Rico Vitz.

Dr. Rico Vitz

Dr. Vitz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Azusa Pacific University.  I connected with Dr. Vitz after reading his excellent book, Turning East.  Turning East is a collection of personal essays by a huge number of modern philosophers are also converts to Eastern Orthodoxy.  I had no idea that so many philosopher converts existed, and their stories and insights were a delight to read.  In our conversation we discuss why so many philosophers are converting to Orthodoxy, what philosophy means to Orthodoxy, whether it is compatible with Christianity, and how Orthodox Christians should approach it.  How does an Orthodox philosopher answer questions like, “who is God” and “what is the nature of man?”

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  1. […] an interview I did with Dr. Rico Vitz of Azusa Pacific University.  You can find the episode at  You’ll also find links to subscribe if you so […]

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