An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches by John BinnsAn Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches by John Binns

An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox Churches

byJohn Binns

Paperback | July 29, 2002

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This introduction describes the life of the Orthodox Churches of the Christian East from the accession of the Emperor Constantine in 312 up to the year 2000. It discusses the distinctive Orthodox approaches to the themes of liturgy, theology, monastic life and spirituality, iconography, popular religion, mission, politics and the schism between East and West. The final chapter examines the response of the Churches to the new freedom following the collapse of communism and the prospects for the future.
Title:An Introduction to the Christian Orthodox ChurchesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:July 29, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521667380

ISBN - 13:9780521667388

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of maps; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: identifying Orthodoxy; 2. Description: a map of Orthodoxy; 3. Liturgy: where heaven and earth meet; 4. Doctrine: believing in the Orthodox Churches; 5. Icons: revelation in image; 6. Monasticism: shaping of saints; 7. Popular piety: people, places, pilgrimage; 8. Mission: incarnation as proclamation; 9. Church and state: the dream of God's kingdom on earth; 10. East and West: the division of Christendom; 11. Prospect: a cautious reforming; Table of dates; Bibliography; Index.

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"...he treats liturgy, doctrine, icons, monasticism, popular piety, mission, church and state, the divison of Christendom into East and West, and prospects for reform and ecumenism."