The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity

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John Anthony McGuckin
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 2010 - Religion - 872 pages
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With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by ateam of leading religious experts, the two-volumeEncyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the mostcomprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world ofEastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today.
  • An outstanding reference work providing the first Englishlanguage multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical,doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including theNon-Chalcedonian churches
  • Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy indetail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic,Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches
  • Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leadingscholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessiblearticles by a range of top international academics and Orthodoxfigures
  • Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present,encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy,monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture,architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongsidea large and generously detailed prosopography
  • Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, withentries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words
 

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John Anthony McGuckin is Nielsen Professor of Early Church History at Union Theological Seminary, and Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University in New York. A Stavrofor priest of the Romanian Orthodox Church in America, Professor McGuckin is the author of more than twenty books on religious and historical themes, including The Orthodox Church (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), and is widely considered one of the leading experts on Early Christian and Eastern Orthodox traditions writing today.

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