Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity

Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity

by Bender Richardson White, Khaled Anatolios, Stephen F. Brown, Martin Palmer
     
 

Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, third Edition traces the roots of these religions from the early Christian churches to today. The historical passage of the Catholic and Orthodox faiths is recounted, from the original teachings of Jesus Christ to the separation of the Eastern and Western Churches to recent attempts at reconciliation. The philosophy of Pope

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Overview

Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, third Edition traces the roots of these religions from the early Christian churches to today. The historical passage of the Catholic and Orthodox faiths is recounted, from the original teachings of Jesus Christ to the separation of the Eastern and Western Churches to recent attempts at reconciliation. The philosophy of Pope Benedict XVI, ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, and the role of lay communities are also highlighted.

Almost from the start of civilization more than 10,000 years ago, religion has shaped human history. Today more than half the world's population adhere to a major religion or indigenous spiritual tradition. In societies throughout the world, increasing ethnic and cultural diversity has led to a variety of religions being practiced side by side. This makes it vital that we understand as much as we can about the world's religions.

Rigorously nonsectarian, the books in the World Religions series offer clear, accessible overviews of the major religious traditions of our time, including.

Geographical distribution

Origins and history

Central beliefs, rituals, and sacred sites

Contributions to world civilization

Carefully chosen photographs complement the text, and sidebars, a map, fact file, glossary, bibliography, further reading, and index are included to help readers gain a more complete understanding of the subject at hand.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604131062
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Chelsea House World Religions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,191,979
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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