An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches

An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches

by John Binns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521661404

ISBN-13: 9780521661409

Pub. Date: 04/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binns presents a history of the Orthodox Churches of the Christian East from the accession of the Emperor Constantine in 312 to the year 2000. Coverage includes, for example, liturgical practices, doctrine, iconography, the monastic tradition, and the response of the Churches to the collapse of Communism. Binns is Director of the Institute of Orthodox Christian

Overview

Binns presents a history of the Orthodox Churches of the Christian East from the accession of the Emperor Constantine in 312 to the year 2000. Coverage includes, for example, liturgical practices, doctrine, iconography, the monastic tradition, and the response of the Churches to the collapse of Communism. Binns is Director of the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies at Cambridge University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521661409
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2015
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of maps; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: identifying Orthodoxy; 2. Description: a map of Orthodoxy; 3. Liturgy: where heaven and earth meet; 4. Doctrine: believing in the Orthodox Churches; 5. Icons: revelation in image; 6. Monasticism: shaping of saints; 7. Popular piety: people, places, pilgrimage; 8. Mission: incarnation as proclamation; 9. Church and state: the dream of God's kingdom on earth; 10. East and West: the division of Christendom; 11. Prospect: a cautious reforming; Table of dates; Bibliography; Index.

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