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The Eastern Orthodox Church : a new history / John Anthony McGuckin.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 281.9 (Text) 33062009285652 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300218763
  • ISBN: 0300218761
  • Physical Description: viii, 352 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-346) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Ecclesial foundations: proto- and post-apostolic times -- Shaping orthodoxy, mapping heresy -- The classical patristic period -- The Byzantine Imperial Church -- The Church's expansion -- Orthodox life under and after Islamic dominion -- Orthodoxy under the Communists -- The twentieth-century Orthodox diaspora -- Recent outstanding Orthodox figures -- Day-to-day life in an Orthodox Church -- What role for orthodoxy in a postmodern environment?
Summary, etc.:
"In this lively and intimate account of the Eastern Orthodox Church, John McGuckin tackles the question "What is the Church?" His answer is a clear, historically and theologically rooted portrait of what the Church is for Orthodox Christianity and how it differs from Western Christians' expectations. McGuckin explores the lived faith of generations, including sketches of some of the most important theological themes and individual personalities of the ancient and modern Church. He interweaves a personal approach throughout, offering to readers the experience of what it is like to enter an Orthodox church and witness its liturgy. In this astute and insightful book, he grapples with the reasons why many Western historians and societies have overlooked Orthodox Christianity and provides an important introduction to the Orthodox Church and the Eastern Christian World."--Page [2] of cover.
Subject: Orthodox Eastern Church > History.
Orthodox Eastern Church > Doctrines.

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