An Introduction to the History, Doctrine, and Spiritual Culture
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of Pages: 544
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm
Categorized as "strange" or "romantically exotic," Eastern Orthodoxy is often misunderstood in the minds of Westerners. In truth, Orthodoxy is indeed an ancient theological tradition. But it is also a living faith with a deep desire to heal and reconcile a troubled world. Written by one of the leading Orthodox theologians in the English-speaking world, "The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, Theology, and Spiritual Culture" will unlock the deep mysteries of Eastern Christianity to Westerners.At once a comprehensive study of Eastern Orthodoxy - its historical development and theology - "The Orthodox Church" is also an engaging assessment of Orthodoxy's political role in today's secularized Western world. By tracing Orthodoxy's roots in Christian antiquity - and the formation of its biblical, doctrinal, and spiritual culture - the text will explore and explain the riches of Eastern Christian traditions. Scholarly, timely, and always thought provoking, "The Orthodox Church" provides Orthodoxy with the long-awaited voice to engage in a meaningful dialogue with contemporary Western culture.