The Church of the East Hardback

An Illustrated History of Assyrian Christianity

by Christoph Baumer;

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The Church of the East

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The so-called 'Nestorian' Church (officially known as the Apostolic Assyrian Church of the East, with its See in Baghdad) was one of the most significant Christian communities to develop east of the Roman Empire. In its heyday the Church had 8 million adherents and stretched from the Mediterranean to China. Christoph Baumer is one of the very few Westerners to have visited many of the most important Assyrian sites, and has written the only comprehensive history of the Church, which now fights for survival in its country of origin, Iraq, and is almost forgotten in the West. He narrates its rich and colourful trajectory, from its apostolic beginnings to the present day, and discusses the Church's theology, christology and uniquely vigorous spirituality. He analyses the Church's turbulent relationship with other Christian chuches and its dialogue with neighbouring world religions such as Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Islam, Buddhism and Taoism. Richly illustrated with maps and over 150 full-colour photographs, the book will be essential reading for those interested in a fascinating but neglected Christian community which has profoundly shaped the history of civilization in both East and West.

The Church of the East by Christoph Baumer was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in October 2016. The ISBN for The Church of the East is 9781784536831.

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Details for The Church of the East

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (October 2016)
Number of Pages344
Thickness30 mm
Height299 mm
Width249 mm
Product Code4457508
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