Cyril and Methodius of Thessalonica: The Acculturation of the Slavs
During the tumultuous developments in Central and Eastern Europe in the ninth century, two Greek missionary brothers wrought far-reaching changes upon European life through their work among the Slavs. Embarking upon a career in the service of Church and State, they undertook a program of acculturation in the Crimea and in the process created an alphabet for the Slavs. In presenting the written word to the Slavic people, they laid the foundation for the ecclesiastical and spiritual traditions of the Orthodox Church to travel north. Cyril and Methodius wrought far-reaching and lasting changes upon European life. This book examines their life and work and analyzes their ecclesiastical and cultural mission. Includes maps and more than fifty black and white illustrations. Other books on Missiology published by St Vladimir's Seminary Press include: Orthodox Alaska: A Theology of Mission, by Michael Oleksa; The Legacy of St Vladimir, Eds. John Meyendorff, John Breck, and Eleana Silk; and Facing the World: Orthodox Christian Essays on Global Concerns, by Anastasios Yannoulatos.
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Well-written and accessible to the intelligent reader, Cyril and Methodius of Thessalonica tells the history of the life and work of two great Byzantine missionary brothers who laid the foundation for the acculturation of the Slavs. Tachiaos shows no hesitation in stating that by laying the foundation for the acculturation of the Slavs Cyril and Methodius enriched Slavic culture nor does he hesitate in describing Byzantine culture as richer and more developed. He concludes that the Slavs themselves acknowledge their debt to these two in the hymns and cult of the two saints. The book is worth reading, demonstrating Orthodox missionary methods, the influence Cyril and Methodius had in the acculturation of the Slavs, and that obedience and faithfulness in the end may be far more lasting than the success of the immediate future.
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Very readable though not as "scholarly" as Dvornik. A good place to start if interested in Cyril and Methodius.
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