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This book covers the major living tradiitons of Eastern Christianity and some which are less familiar. It offers balanced treatment of the Byzantine traditions (Greek, Slav, Romanian, Gregorian) and the Oriental traditions (Armenian, Assyrian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian, Indian), taking account of Orthodox, Catholic and Reformed communities worldwide. Readers will be able to use this book as a basic source of information for differing Eastern Christian churches, and to help them locate information they would have difficulty finding elsewhere. The longer articles put terms, concepts, people and events into context, while offering ways to exploring unfamiliar connections and making useful comparisons.
Number of Pages: 576
Publication Date: 1999
|Dimensions: 9.75 X 6.75 (inches)|
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Ken Parry is Honorary Research Fellow in the Departmentof Ancient History at Macquarie University, Australia. He haspublished numerous articles on Byzantine theology and is the authorof Depicting the Word: Byzantine Iconophile Thought (Brill,1996).
David J. Melling is at Manchester MetropolitanUniversity.
Dimitri Brady is at Manchester MetropolitanUniversity.
Sydney H. Griffith is at the Catholic University ofAmerica.
John F. Healey is at Manchester University.
"The Dictionary is a valuable resource intended not only forstudents and scholars, but for anyone interested in EasternChristianity. It will open up a new Christian world to thebeginner, and extend the knowledge of those already acquainted withthe Eastern Churches." Theology
"There is a high level of scholarship for all the entries whichmakes this Dictionary a reliable reference work." Adamantius,Newsletter of the Italian Research Group on "Origen and theAlexandrian Tradition"
"All libraries should have this handy volume." InternationalReview of Biblical Studies
"There is plenty here to learn and inspire." European Journalof Theology
"...for matters liturgical, historical, and theological relatingto the eastern churches, from ancient times to the present it hasno equal. The longer articles covering the history of variousnational churches, geographical regions, and missions areexcellent." Theology Today