Standing in God's Holy Fire: The Byzantine Tradition

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Orbis Books, 2001 - Religion - 172 pages
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The Orthodox Byzantine tradition is still often undervalued and misunderstood in the Western churches. Standing in God's Holy Fire is a vivid introduction to the leading figures, key themes and values of this living and ancient form of Christian spirituality, which has endured and survived a recent history of systematic persecution.

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Preface by Philip Sheldrake
The Byzantine
Evagrios Pontike

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John Anthony McGuckin is Anne Marie and Bent Emil Nielsen Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History at Union Theological Seminary in New York City and Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University. A Priest of the Orthodox Church, he was formerly Reader in Patristic and Byzantine Theology at the University of Leeds, England. He is the author of numerous books of historical theology and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain.

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