Orthodoxy: Evolving Tradition  -     By: David N. Bell
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Orthodoxy: Evolving Tradition

Cistercian Publications / 2008 / Paperback

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Orthodox Christianity-divided into two main groups: Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox-is now a world-wide phenomenon and one of the fastest growing Christian traditions in the United States. In this introduction to the tradition, the author presents "a reasonably wide-ranging account of modern Orthodox beliefs primarily for non-Orthodox readers," and by examining beliefs and attitudes common in the West, explores whether they can be accommodated to traditional Orthodox teachings. Includes an insert of icons in four-color!

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Cistercian Publications
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0879072288
ISBN-13: 9780879072285
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Series: Cistercian Studies

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Orthodox Christianity 'divided into two main groups: Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox 'is now a world-wide phenomenon and one of the fastest growing Christian traditions in the United States. In this introduction to the tradition, the author presents a reasonably wide-ranging account of modern Orthodox beliefs primarily for non-Orthodox readers," and by examining beliefs and attitudes common in the West, explores whether they can be accommodated to traditional Orthodox teachings. Includes an insert of icons in four-color!

David N. Bell is Professor of Religious Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Well known among Cistercian scholars for his studies of the Augustinian theology of William of Saint Thierry and the library holdings of medieval abbeys, he has also translated monastic works from Latin, Greek, and Coptic.

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Author Bio

David N. Bell is University Research Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at The Memorial University of Newfoundland. A graduate of the Universities of Leeds and Oxford, he has written on diverse subjects from the desert monastic tradition to the libraries of medieval and seventeenth century abbeys, taught courses in Asian as well as European religious traditions, and has translated works from Coptic, Greek, and Latin.

Author Bio

David N. Bell is Professor of Religious Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Well known among Cistercian scholars for his studies of the Augustinian theology of William of Saint Thierry and the library holdings of medieval abbeys, he has also translated monastic works from Latin, Greek, and Coptic.

Editorial Reviews

Those seeking an accurate and thoughtful guide to the history, teachings, and practices of the Orthodox Church can be assured that Orthodoxy fills the bill magnificently.
Catholic Studies

[T]his is a wonderful introduction, and Bell is to be congratulated for giving us such a useful text.
Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies

Written in a clear and graceful style, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of the Christian faith in its manifold faces.
Catholic Library World

Here is an attractive introduction to the liturgical practice and doctrines of the Orthodox churches.
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