The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, Doctrine, and Spiritual Culture

The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, Doctrine, and Spiritual Culture

by John Anthony McGuckin
     
 

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A comprehensive study of Eastern Orthodoxy – its historical development and theology – The Orthodox Church is also an engaging assessment of Orthodoxy’s political role in today’s secularized Western world. By tracing Orthodoxy’s roots in Christian antiquity, and the formation of its biblical, doctrinal, and spiritual culture,

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A comprehensive study of Eastern Orthodoxy – its historical development and theology – The Orthodox Church is also an engaging assessment of Orthodoxy’s political role in today’s secularized Western world. By tracing Orthodoxy’s roots in Christian antiquity, and the formation of its biblical, doctrinal, and spiritual culture, the book explores and explains the riches of Eastern Christian traditions. Scholarly, timely, and always thought-provoking, The Orthodox Church provides Orthodoxy with the long-awaited voice to engage in a meaningful dialogue with contemporary Western culture.

Written by one of the leading Orthodox theologians in the English-speaking world, The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, Doctrine, and Spiritual Culture will unlock the deep mysteries of Eastern Christianity to Westerners.

Editorial Reviews

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"As a handbook for what would be considered the traditional Orthodox position on matters of Christian belief, thought, and praxis, it is reliable, with relatively few omissions, and well written." (CHURCH HISTORY, June 2009)

"As a handbook for what would be considered the traditional Orthodox position on matters of Christian belief, thought and praxis, it is reliable, with relatively few omissions, and well written." (Church History, June 2009)

“Throughout he writes with passion, deep sensitivity, and a wonderful evocative clarity.” (Logos, May 2009)

"[The book] will help the Orthodox to a deeper understanding of the riches of their faith and will introduce the non-Orthodox to fresh ways of thinking about their faith, and both to a renewed engagement with the life of the church." (Ecclesiastical History, April 2009)

“The volume's detailed, comprehensive treatment will require and repay a careful reading. Summing Up: Essential.” (Choice, April 2009)

"McGuckin's hope that his book may contribute to the dialogue between East and West deserves to be realised." (Church Times, October 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444337310
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,384,745
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Father John Anthony McGuckin is a Stavrofor Priest of the Romanian Orthodox Church. He is the Nielsen Professor of Early Christian and Byzantine Church History at Union Theological Seminary, and Professor of Byzantine Christianity at New York’s Columbia University. Professor McGuckin has published more than twenty books on religious and historical themes and is considered one of the most articulate spokespersons of the early Christian and Eastern Orthodox tradition writing in English today.

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