The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity  -     Edited By: John Anthony McGuckin
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The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity

John Wiley & Sons / 2011 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 872
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1405185392
ISBN-13: 9781405185394
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Author Bio

John Anthony McGuckin is Nielsen Professor of Early Church History at Union Theological Seminary, and Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University in New York. A Stavrofor priest of the Romanian Orthodox Church in America, Professor McGuckin is the author of more than twenty books on religious and historical themes, including The Orthodox Church (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008), and is widely considered one of the leading experts on Early Christian and Eastern Orthodox traditions writing today.

Editorial Reviews

“In short, this Encyclopedia, is a useful tool that offersvaluable basic information on many aspects of the Orthodoxworld.”  (Journal of Eastern Christian Studies, 1March 2014)

“The encyclopaedia as a whole is a remarkable achievement:not, perhaps, completely reliable, but nothing is.  Thepreface by the editor, Fr John McGuckin, is amasterpiece.”  (Theology, 1 September 2012)

“His monumental work and Leustean’s indispensablereference book provide a wealth of knowledge about global Orthodoxyduring historical cycles of growth, repression and renewal.”(European History Quarterly, 2012)

“By this token, then, the encyclopaedia is a timely valuefor money product, for those with deep pockets and deepminds.”  (Reference Reviews, 2012)

"The stated intention of producing an authoritative, scholarlyreference work has been realized in a work that will have thegreatest utility for researchers at every level. In 30 years ofstudying Orthodox Christianity, this reviewer has been nocomparable work. Summing Up: Essential. Reference collectionssupporting lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty,and general readers. " (Choice, 1July 2011) 

"In the preface editor McGuckin expresses his joy in bringingtogether this two-volume reference - a resource that breaks groundby making accessible comprehensive coverage of a religion that isrising once again after enduring some of the greatest challenges ofits history - the 20th-century repressive regimes of easternEurope." (Booknews, 1 April 2011).

"The stated intention of producing an authoritative, scholarlyreference work has been realized in a work that will have thegreatest utility for researchers at every level. In 30 years ofstudying Orthodox Christianity, this reviewer has seen nocomparable work. Summing Up: Essential. Referencecollections supporting lower-level undergraduates throughresearchers/faculty, and general readers"(CHOICE, July 2011)

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