The Orthodox Church: Its Past and Its Role in the World Today

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1981 - Religion - 258 pages
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"The Orthodox Church, presented here in a newly revised edition, has become an indispensable classic on the history of the Orthodox Church and the unique position it holds in today's world. Fr. Meyendorff reviews the great events and the principle stages in a history of nearly two thousand years, its diversity not only in Eastern and far-Eastern countries, but also in the West and in the whole world. He also presents the culture and spiritual tradition of Orthodoxy, its connection to other Christian churches, its religious activities in various communities and its position and actions in former Eastern Communist countries. The postscript describes the new post-Communist situation of Orthodoxy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

The Apostles Holy Scripture The Apostolic Fathers The Early Church
1
The Christian Church and the Roman Empire The Church of the Ecumenical Councils
15
Schism and Attempts at Reunion
35
The Government Liturgy and Spirituality of the Orthodox Church Orthodox Monasticism
55
The Orthodox Church and Islam The Confessions of Faith The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
75
The Russian Church From its Beginnings to 1917
93
The Orthodox Church and the Communist State
111
The Orthodox Church Today
129
The Patriarchate of Moscow
138
The Serbian Orthodox Church
145
The Romanian Orthodox Church
149
The Bulgarian Orthodox Church 752
152
The Church of Greece 755
155
The Church of Georgia 758
158
Orthodox Faith and Spirituality
173
Orthodox View of the Church
189

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
132
The Patriarchate of Alexandria 735
135
The Patriarchate ofAntioch 736
136
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem 737
137
Conclusion
207
Select Bibliography
239
Index
245
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