In A Plain View of the Claims of the Orthodox Catholic Church, J. J. Overbeck offers a straight-forward account of Orthodox doctrine. Overbeck discusses the truths of Christianity through the message of the Apostles and Scripture, while comparing these theological standpoints to what other denominations and faiths believe. After making that comparison, he solidifies what it is that the Orthodox Church believes and explains why it is necessary to not deviate from these doctrines.
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J. J. Overbeck (1820–1905) was an Orthodox layman who played a central role in the early development of modern Western Rite Orthodoxy. He was born in Bonn, Germany, and attended the University of Bonn where he specialized in Syriac. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood and studied at the Vatican Library, and became a professor at Bonn. However, he left his position in 1857 after marrying and moving to England. A translation project of Ephrem the Syrian ignited his interest in the Orthodox Church and in 1866, Catholic Orthodoxy and Anglo-Catholicism was published. It became the foundation for Overbeck’s work towards reunion of the Orthodox and Anglican Churches for the next 20 years. His work was widely distributed in Russia, where it became very popular with Orthodox missionaries.