Eastern Orthodox Christianity: The Essential Texts by Bryn GeffertEastern Orthodox Christianity: The Essential Texts by Bryn Geffert

Eastern Orthodox Christianity: The Essential Texts

byBryn Geffert, Theofanis G. Stavrou

Paperback | May 24, 2016

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Two leading academic scholars offer the first comprehensive source reader on the Eastern Orthodox church for the English-speaking world. Designed specifically for students and accessible to readers with little or no previous knowledge of theology or religious history, this essential, one-of-a-kind work frames, explores, and interprets Eastern Orthodoxy through the use of primary sources and documents. Lively introductions and short narratives that touch on anthropology, art, law, literature, music, politics, women’s studies, and a host of other areas are woven together to provide a coherent and fascinating history of the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition.
Bryn Geffert is librarian of the college and lecturer in the department of history at Amherst College and formerly associate professor of Russian area studies at St. Olaf College. Theofanis Stavrou is professor of history and director of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Title:Eastern Orthodox Christianity: The Essential TextsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.99 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300196784

ISBN - 13:9780300196788


Editorial Reviews

“Geffert and Stavrou deserve high praise for crafting an attractive and engaging volume that enhances the understanding of relevant context, geography, persons, and episodes in church history.”—Theophilus Prousis, University of North Florida“This important work introduces students to the largely unknown and often inaccessible world of Eastern Christianity.”—Christine Worobec, Northern Illinois University“This work expands our understanding of the Christian experience, as it has shaped the world in which we live.”—Robert Nichols, emeritus at St. Olaf College“Expertly glossed and abundantly supplemented, this rich sourcebook sets the standard when it comes to introducing the historical road of Eastern Orthodoxy, from the bible to the post-Soviet present.”—Bruce Marshall, Southern Methodist University“The authors have compiled a rich collection of primary sources on Eastern Orthodox Christianity.  Their expert command of the material, concise descriptions, and multidisciplinary approach enhance this innovative anthology.”—Theophilus Prousis, University of North Florida