The Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church

by Thomas Fitzgerald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313262810

ISBN-13: 9780313262814

Pub. Date: 06/30/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The first comprehensive introduction to the Orthodox Church in the United States from 1794 to the present, this book includes a succinct picture of the distinctive history of Orthodoxy and its particular perspectives on the Christian faith. Attention is given to the contacts between the Orthodox Church and other Christian churches, as well as its contributions to

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The first comprehensive introduction to the Orthodox Church in the United States from 1794 to the present, this book includes a succinct picture of the distinctive history of Orthodoxy and its particular perspectives on the Christian faith. Attention is given to the contacts between the Orthodox Church and other Christian churches, as well as its contributions to the ecumenical movement. Over 80 biographies of major Orthodox leaders in America also are included along with an annotated bibliography of the writings of the major Orthodox theologians.

The book begins with a review of the historical characteristics and distinctive faith affirmations of Orthodoxy, which has a history that is quite different from Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Subsequent chapters examine the historical development of the Orthodox Church in this country, with special attention being paid to the early mission in Alaska, the effects of immigration, the organizational developments of parishes and dioceses, the effects of old world politics, the movement toward greater unity, and the distinctive features of American Orthodoxy today. The material is fresh and inclusive, covering all major branches and treating them with an irenic spirit. The biographies are thoughtful and informative, and there is a tremendous amount of bibliographic and reference material. Scholars, practitioners in every faith, and laypersons will find this volume indispensable.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313262814
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1995
Series:
Denominations in America Series, #7
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

The Orthodox Church: A History

The Orthodox Church: An Introduction

The Alaskan Mission

Early Parish Development

Early Diocesan Developments

Proposals for Jurisdictional Cooperation

The Challenge of the Old World

The Challenge of the New World

Toward Greater Unity and Witness

An Era of Transitions

Heritage and Vision

Notes

A Biographical Dictionary of Orthodox Leaders

Abbreviations Used in This Volume

Appendix I: Chronology

Appendix II: The Autocephalous and Autonomous Orthodox Churches

Appendix III: The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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