Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

by Volker L. Menze
     
 

This study historicizes the formation of the Syrian Orthodox Church. Menze shows that the sixth century separation of the Syrian Orthodox Christians from Western Christianity took place because of divergent political and ecclesiastical interests of bishops and emperors. Roman emperors proved to be unable to hold the papacy in the West, the later Greek Orthodox and

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This study historicizes the formation of the Syrian Orthodox Church. Menze shows that the sixth century separation of the Syrian Orthodox Christians from Western Christianity took place because of divergent political and ecclesiastical interests of bishops and emperors. Roman emperors proved to be unable to hold the papacy in the West, the later Greek Orthodox and the Syrian Christians in the East together in one belief. The result was (religious) violence, discrimination and persecution of the Syrian Christians which forced them to establish an independent church.

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"Menze has made a major contribution to our understanding of both the theological battles and the historical development of the sixth century." —American Historical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780199534876
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Series:
Oxford Early Christian Studies Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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