The Orthodox Church: Student Edition

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Overview

The first comprehensive introduction to the Orthodox Church in the United States from 1794 to the present, this text offers a succinct overview of the Church's distinctive history and its particular perspectives on the Christian faith. FitzGerald examines the relationship between the Orthodox Church and other Christian churches in the U.S., as well as the contributions the Orthodox Church has made to the ecumenical movement. This student edition, ideal for classes in American Religion, Denominational History, and American social and cultural history, includes a bibliographic essay intended as a guide for further investigation into aspects of Orthodox Christianity.

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Describes the origins and developments of the Orthodox Church in the US during the past 200 years and the complex reasons behind the continuance of numerous Orthodox entities, covering the Alaskan Mission, early parish and diocesan developments, and jurisdictional cooperation and focusing on the real-life experiences of the men and women involved in church life. Includes a biographical dictionary of Orthodox leaders, a chronology, and a bibliographic essay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275964382
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: Student Edition
  • Pages: 182
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS E. FITZGERALD is Executive Director of the Program Unit on Unity and Renewal at the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also Professor of Religious Studies and History at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
1 The Orthodox Church: An Introduction 3
2 The Alaskan Mission 13
3 Early Parish Developments 23
4 Early Diocesan Developments 37
5 Proposals for Jurisdictional Cooperation 53
6 The Challenge of the Old World 63
7 The Challenge of the New World 75
8 Toward Greater Unity and Witness 87
9 An Era of Transitions 101
10 Heritage and Vision 117
Notes 131
Abbreviations Used in This Volume 149
Biographical Entries 151
Appendix I Chronology 221
Appendix II The Autocephalous and Autonomous Orthodox Churches 225
Appendix III The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America 227
Bibliographic Essay 229
Index 237
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