An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 4, 2002 - Religion - 284 pages
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This introduction describes the life of the Orthodox Churches of the Christian East from the accession of the Emperor Constantine in 312 up to the year 2000. It discusses the distinctive Orthodox approaches to the themes of liturgy, theology, monastic life and spirituality, iconography, popular religion, mission, politics and the schism between East and West. The final chapter examines the response of the Churches to the new freedom following the collapse of communism and the prospects for the future.

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Perfectly adequate overview, with some welcome attention to the Syriansóbut on the whole insufferably reactionary, speaking highly of colonialism, barely veiling its Islamophobia, even denying ... Read full review

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