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The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity

Ken Parry

The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity

Ken Parry

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Containing over 700 articles, this Dictionary allows the reader to explore Eastern Christian civilization in its cultural and religious riches. The articles are written by an international team of fifty contributors, including leading historians, theologians, linguists, philosophers, musicians and scholars of liturgy and iconography. The Dictionary covers the major living traditions of Eastern Christianity and some which are less familiar. It offers balanced treatment of the Byzantine traditions (Greek, Slav, Romanian and Georgian), and the Oriental traditions (Armenian, Assyrian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian, Indian), taking into account of Orthodox, Catholic and Reformed communities. Both communities in their original homelands and the diaspora, exile and convert communities worldwide are considered. The articles present Eastern traditions not simply in terms of Western Christian interests and a Western view of Christian history, but in terms that Eastern Christians will recognise. Readers will be able to use the Dictionary as a basic source of information about the different Eastern Christian churches, and to locate information that they would have difficulty finding elsewhere. The longer articles put terms, concepts, people and events into context. They offer ways of exploring unfamiliar connections and of making useful comparisons. Cross-references lead the reader to related topics and background issues. A comprehensive index lists every important name and topic that appears in the Dictionary and helps the reader navigate the volume.

- Publisher Containing over 700 articles, this "Dictionary" allows the reader to explore Eastern Christian civilization with its cultural and religious riches. The articles are written by a team of 50 international contributors, including leading historians, theologians, linguists, philosophers, patrologists, musicians, and scholars of liturgy and iconography.

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About "The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity"

Containing over 700 articles, this Dictionary allows the reader to explore Eastern Christian civilization in its cultural and religious riches. The articles are written by an international team of fifty contributors, including leading historians, theologians, linguists, philosophers, musicians and scholars of liturgy and iconography. The Dictionary covers the major living traditions of Eastern Christianity and some which are less familiar. It offers balanced treatment of the Byzantine traditions (Greek, Slav, Romanian and Georgian), and the Oriental traditions (Armenian, Assyrian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian, Indian), taking into account of Orthodox, Catholic and Reformed communities. Both communities in their original homelands and the diaspora, exile and convert communities worldwide are considered. The articles present Eastern traditions not simply in terms of Western Christian interests and a Western view of Christian history, but in terms that Eastern Christians will recognise. Readers will be able to use the Dictionary as a basic source of information about the different Eastern Christian churches, and to locate information that they would have difficulty finding elsewhere. The longer articles put terms, concepts, people and events into context. They offer ways of exploring unfamiliar connections and of making useful comparisons. Cross-references lead the reader to related topics and background issues. A comprehensive index lists every important name and topic that appears in the Dictionary and helps the reader navigate the volume.
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Containing over 700 articles, this "Dictionary" allows the reader to explore Eastern Christian civilization with its cultural and religious riches. The articles are written by a team of 50 international contributors, including leading historians, theologians, linguists, philosophers, patrologists, musicians, and scholars of liturgy and iconography.
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Meet the Author

Ken Parry

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Pat Brady started submitting strips to newspapers at age 11. He studied art and creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1969. Nominated in 1997, 1998, and 1999 for the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society, Brady lives in the Midwest.

Table Of Contents

  • List Of Contributors. Foreword By Rt Revd Kallistos Ware. Preface. This Book And How To Use It. Introduction. Dictionary Entries A--z. Index.

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  • Catalogue Code 265514
  • Product Code 9780631232032
  • ISBN 0631232036
  • EAN 9780631232032
  • Pages 604
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Reference
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Sep 2001
  • Dimensions 244 x 171 x 32 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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