The Great Church in Captivity: A Study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the Eve of the Turkish Conquest to the Greek War of Independence

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 24, 1985 - History - 454 pages
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This is Sir Steven Runciman's established and widely admired classic account of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, first published in 1968. The Great Church, as the Greeks called the Orthodox Patriarchate, was the spiritual centre of the Byzantine world. The Church's survival during the four centuries of Turkish rule which followed the fall of Constantinople bore witness to its strenght and to the unquenchable vitality of Hellenism. Sir Steven Runciman's history of the Great Church in this period is written with scholarship, sympathy and style.
 

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Contents

THE BACKGROUND
3
THE STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH
18
THE MONASTERIES
37
CHURCH AND STATE
55
THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCHES
75
THE WEST
81
THE CHURCH AND THE PHILOSOPHERS
112
THE THEOLOGY OF MYSTICISM
128
THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCHES CONSTANTINOPLE AND ROME
226
THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCHES THE LUTHERAN APPROACH
238
THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCHES THE CALVINIST PATRIARCH
259
THE CHURCH AND THE CHURCHES THE ANGLICAN EXPERIMENT
289
CONSTANTINOPLE AND MOSCOW
320
THE DEFINITION OF DOCTRINE
338
THE PHANARIOTS
360
THE CHURCH AND THE GREEK PEOPLE
385

THE END OF THE EMPIRE
159
THE CHURCH UNDER THE OTTOMAN SULTANS
163
THE NEW PATTERN
165
THE CHURCH AND THE INFIDEL STATE
186
THE CHURCH AND EDUCATION
208
EPILOGUE
407
BIBLIOGRAPHY
414
INDEX
435
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