The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate

The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate

by A. Edward Siecienski


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190245252
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Series: Oxford Studies in Historical Theology Series
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.60(d)

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


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