The Orthodox Church

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Penguin, Apr 29, 1993 - History - 358 pages
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Since its first publication thirty years ago, Timothy Ware s book has become established throughout the English-speaking world as the standard introduction to the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy continues to be a subject of enormous interest among Western Christians, and the author believes that an understanding of its standpoint is necessary before the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches can be reunited. He explains the Orthodox views on such widely ranging matters as ecumenical councils, sacraments, free will, purgatory, the papacy and the relation between the different Orthodox churches.
  

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Well written, a very good Introduction to Orthodoxy. - Goodreads
A fascinating introduction to a fascinating subject. - Christianbook.com
A wonderful introduction to Orthodoxy. - Goodreads
Great intro to the Orthodox Church. - Goodreads
A great intro to the Orthodox Church. - Goodreads
Good introduction to the Orthodox church. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Josh Maddox - Goodreads

Is it flawless? No, but Bishop Ware's book is still the best introduction to Orthodox history, belief, and practice. Read full review

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User Review  - Rebekah Leland - Goodreads

A bit dry, but a good introduction of the history and doctrine-- though not dogmatic at all, because Orthodoxy isn't dogmatic. There is no "systematic theology," for instance, and this is not an ... Read full review

Contents

IV
11
V
18
VI
43
VII
73
VIII
87
IX
102
X
126
XI
145
XIV
195
XV
208
XVI
239
XVII
264
XVIII
274
XIX
298
XX
307
XXI
329

XII
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XIII
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About the author (1993)

Timothy Ware, His Excellency the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, was Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford University until his retirement in 2001.

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