Byzantine Theology Paperback

Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes

by John Meyendorff;

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Byzantine Theology

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For over a thousand years, Eastern Christendom had as its center the second capital of the Roman Empire - Constantinople, the "New Rome", or Byzantium. The geographical division between the Eastern and Western Churches was only one manifestation of deeper rifts, characterized by a long history of conflicts, suspicions, and misunderstandings. Although the art, monasticism, and spirituality of Byzantium have come to be recognized as inspirational and influential in the shaping of Eastern European civilization, and of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as well, the West has been in the main ignorant of the historical evolution and the doctrinal significance of Byzantine theology. Here, for the first time in English, is a synthesis of Byzantine Christian thought. The reader is guided through its complexities to an understanding of Byzantium; its view of man and his destiny of "deification"; its ability to transcend the "Western captivity"; and its survival under diverse historical circumstances.

Byzantine Theology by John Meyendorff was published by Fordham University Press in December 1979 and is our 45468th best seller. The ISBN for Byzantine Theology is 9780823209675.

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Details for Byzantine Theology

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFordham University Press (December 1979)
EditionRevised edition
Number of Pages243
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width159 mm
Product Code1163405
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