Church History (48)
Almost without exception, the "histories of the Church" available in print are, in fact, histories of Western Christianity, with only brief and superficial mentions of the East. This volume — the second in a planned series of six — attempts to achieve a more balanced approach. Filling the needs of students, but also of a wider readership, it describes the expansion of Christianity in the East and the West in the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries — from Ireland and the Indian Ocean and from Germany to Nubia. It exposes the tensions which arose between the inevitable cultural pluralism and the needs of Church unity — an issue which stands at the center of modern ecclesiological concerns. It discusses the debates on the identity of Christ, formally solved by the decrees of the great ecumenical councils, but which left Christendom divided. It defines the problems raised by the arbitrariness of Eastern Roman emperors and by the gradual development of Roman primacy.
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THE EARLY CHRISTIAN FATHERS: A SELECTION FROM THE WRITINGS OF THE FATHERS FROM ST. CLEMENT OF ROME TO ST. ATHANASIUS
The writings of the Fathers of the early Church are of particular importance to anyone who wishes to understand Christian doctrine. This book illustrates the process of development in Christian thought, life, and worship during the period which culminated in the acceptance of the Christian faith by the Emperor Constantine, and the meeting of the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325.
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This well written book is a general survey of Byzantine Theology both in its historical and doctrinal aspects. The first part deals exclusively with the historical development of the various theological doctrines of the Byzantine Church and the second part deals with the exposition of different doctirnes of theology.
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CRISIS IN BYZANTIUM: THE FILIOQUE CONTROVERSY IN THE PATRIARCHATE IN GREGORY THE II OF CYPRESS (1283-1289)
Of the early attempts to heal the schism between the Byzantine and Western churches none is as famous as the Council of Lyons, 1274. Less familiar is the Byzantine reaction that followed in the patriarchate of Gregory of Cyprus, when the settlement of 1274 was formally repudiated by imperial decree and the solemn decision of the Byzantine Church at the Council of Blachernae, 1285. The moving force behind the dogmatic decision of 1285 was the patriarch. He offered a genuine solution to the problem, which is of interest not only to students of church history but to those involved in the ecumenical movement. This is the first full study available in English of Gregory II and the Council of 1285.
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This book describes the developments in the churches of East and West in the High Middle Ages. It examines major western movements and discusses their impact on the East. It explores the theological and spiritual currents spreading from Byzantium to the Orthodox Churches of the Balkans and Rus`. It also presents the little - known strory of the native Eastern Churches of Egypt, Ethiopia, Syria, Armenia and Georgia.
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