The Orthodox Christian World

by Augustine (University of Cardiff, UK) Casiday

Part of the Routledge Worlds Series

The Orthodox Christian World Synopsis

Over the last century unprecedented numbers of Christians from traditionally Orthodox societies migrated around the world. Once seen as an `oriental' or `eastern' phenomenon, Orthodox Christianity is now much more widely dispersed, and in many parts of the modern world one need not go far to find an Orthodox community at worship. This collection offers a compelling overview of the Orthodox world, covering the main regional traditions of Orthodox Christianity and the ways in which they have become global. The contributors are drawn from the Orthodox community worldwide and explore a rich selection of key figures and themes. The book provides an innovative and illuminating approach to the subject, ideal for students and scholars alike.

The Orthodox Christian World Press Reviews

A unique foray - at times with broader, at other times with finer strokes - into fascinating dimensions of the intriguing kaleidoscope that is Eastern Christianity. The Orthodox world at your fingertips! - Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis, author of Light Through Darkness: The Orthodox Tradition Admirably wide-ranging in its coverage, The Orthodox Christian World provides an eminently useful source of knowledge on the different traditions of Eastern Christianity. Particularly welcome in this respect is the inclusion of sections on the non-Chalcedonian Churches. - Sebastian Brock, Professorial Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK The relationship between Eastern and Western Christianity is of great historical importance. Despite its contemporary significance, there is still a remarkable lack of knowledge and understanding of the diverse ecclesial and theological traditions of the Eastern Christian churches. The Orthodox World offers a wide ranging and authoritative account of this rich Christian landscape in all its complex plurality. The Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Syriac traditions are juxtaposed inviting the reader to engage in a dialogical conversation, with and between, these great Christian cultures. - Anthony O'Mahony, Reader in the History of Christianity, Heythrop College, University of London, UK

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415455169
Publication date: 28th June 2012
Author: Augustine (University of Cardiff, UK) Casiday
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 586 pages
Categories: History of religion,

About Augustine (University of Cardiff, UK) Casiday

Augustine Casiday is a Lecturer in Theology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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