The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity

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Ken Parry
John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 2010 - Religion - 526 pages
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Recent political events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe havebrought eastern Christianity to global attention. The BlackwellCompanion to Eastern Christianity provides an unparalleledaccount of the history and development of these vital Christiantraditions, at the same time placing contemporary events in theirfull context. The companion provides authoritative and livelyessays on the main Eastern Orthodox traditions, such as the Greek,Russian, and Georgian churches, as well as the Oriental Orthodoxtraditions, including the Armenian, Coptic, and Syrianchurches.

The in-depth articles of the companion, which are written by aninternational team of experts, offer a comprehensive survey of thehistory, theology, doctrine, worship, art, culture, and politicsthat make up the churches of Eastern Christianity. The companioncan also be used alongside the respected The BlackwellDictionary of Eastern Christianity (1999), providing detaileddiscussions and assessments to complement the Dictionary’sshorter entries.

 

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A patchy but welcome volume - good to see Eastern Christianity getting some attention. The editor though, Dr Ken Parry, should resist the temptation to tout his totally unrelated leftist political views in such a book. Seriously unprofessional and tiresome.

Contents

Armenian Christianity
23
Bulgarian Christianity
47
Byzantine Christianity
73
Coptic Christianity
94
Ethiopian Christianity
117
Georgian Christianity 137 Stephen H Rapp
156
Romanian Christianity
186
Russian Christianity
207
Serbian Christianity
231
Syriac Christianity
249
Eastern Christianity in the United States
269
Eastern Catholic Christianity
291
Index
480
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Ken Parry is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, Australia. He is the editor-in-chief of The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell, 1999) and has contributed to numerous other books and journals on Byzantine Christianity and the Christian East.

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