An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches / Edition 1

An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches / Edition 1

by John Binns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521667380

ISBN-13: 9780521667388

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This introduction describes the life of the Orthodox Churches of the Christian East from the accession of the Emperor Constantine in 312 up to the year 2000. It discusses the distinctive Orthodox approaches to the themes of liturgy, theology, monastic life and spirituality, iconography, popular religion, mission, politics and the schism between East and West. The

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Overview

This introduction describes the life of the Orthodox Churches of the Christian East from the accession of the Emperor Constantine in 312 up to the year 2000. It discusses the distinctive Orthodox approaches to the themes of liturgy, theology, monastic life and spirituality, iconography, popular religion, mission, politics and the schism between East and West. The final chapter examines the response of the Churches to the new freedom following the collapse of communism and the prospects for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521667388
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Introduction to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(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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