The Papacy and the Orthodox examines the centuries-long debate over the primacy and authority of the Bishop of Rome, especially in relation to the Christian East, and offers a comprehensive history of the debate and its underlying theological issues.
Siecienski masterfully brings together all of the biblical, patristic, and historical material necessary to understand this longstanding debate. This book is an invaluable resource as both Catholics and Orthodox continue to reexamine the sources and history of the debate.
About the Author
A. Edward Siecienski is Associate Professor of Religion and Pappas Professor of Byzantine Culture and Religion at Stockton University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Historical Peter
Chapter 2: Peter in Scripture
Chapter 3: Peter in the Exegesis of the Fathers
Chapter 4: The Church of Rome in the Patristic Era
Chapter 5: The Papacy from the Seventh through the Tenth Centuries
Chapter 6: The Age of the Great Schism and the Gregorian Reform
Chapter 7: The Fourth Crusade to the Eve of the Council of Florence
Chapter 8: The Council of Ferrara-Florence to Vatican I
Chapter 9: The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries