Orthodoxy: Evolving Tradition

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Cistercian Publications, 2008 - Religion - 241 pages
"The Orthodox world is divided into two main groups: Eastern Orthodox - the Greek and Russian traditions, for example - and Oriental Orthodox - Copts, Syrians, and Armenians. Despite the persistence of national traditions, Orthodoxy is now a worldwide phenomenon and one of the fastest growing Christian traditions in the United States, where all Orthodox churches are represented. In this introduction to the Orthodox tradition, the author presents 'a reasonably wide-ranging account of modern Orthodox beliefs primarily for non-Orthodox readers.' The author also suggests how Orthodoxy might be adapted to modern Western ideas. To do so, he examines beliefs and attitudes common in the West and explores whether they can or cannot be accommodated to traditional Orthodox teachings."--BOOK JACKET.

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About the author (2008)

David N. Bell is professor emeritus of religious studies and dean of theology at Queen's College, St. John's, Newfoundland, and canon theologian in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's. He is the author of a number of books published by Cistercian Publications, including Handmaid of the Lord: Mary, the Cistercians, and Armand-Jean de RancÚ (CS293, 2021), Everyday Life at La Trappe under Armand-Jean de RancÚ (CS274, 2018), and A Saint in the Sun: Praising Saint Bernard in the France of Louis XIV (CS271, 2017).

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