The Eastern Orthodox Churches: Concise Histories with Chronological Checklists of Their Primates

The Eastern Orthodox Churches: Concise Histories with Chronological Checklists of Their Primates

by Michael Burgess
     
 

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This guide to the Eastern Orthodox churches of the world is presented in alphabetical order by their chief sees or national boundaries. Each entry includes a brief summary of the church's history; the location, number, and language of its members; the official title of the primate; the language used in the church; primary sources for the entry; and a chronology of

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This guide to the Eastern Orthodox churches of the world is presented in alphabetical order by their chief sees or national boundaries. Each entry includes a brief summary of the church's history; the location, number, and language of its members; the official title of the primate; the language used in the church; primary sources for the entry; and a chronology of the reigns of the church's primates from its founding to the present day.

A concise preface explains the criteria used to include churches in the book and the process by which the entries were created. Descriptions of more than 75 churches make up the bulk of the volume.

Following the individual entries are tables presenting comparative names of the primates (rendered in transcriptions of their original languages); statistical information about the primates (most common names, longest reigns); and current hierarchs as of 2004, arranged by church, date of accession, and date of birth. A glossary, selected bibliography and general index complete the work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786460816
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Burgess is the retired head of technical services and collection development at California State University, San Bernardino. He is the author of numerous reference works, and also writes literary and historical fiction. He lives in San Bernardino, California.

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