The A to Z of the Orthodox Church by Michael Prokurat, Michael D. Peterson, Alexander Golitzin

By Michael Prokurat, Michael D. Peterson, Alexander Golitzin

Of the 3 significant branches of Christianity, Orthodoxy is the least recognized and so much misunderstood. The A to Z of the Orthodox Church presents scholars, researchers, and experts with a table encyclopedia of the theology and theologians, saints, sinners, locations and occasions of the jap Church. millennia of the faith are surveyed in over concise entries, concentrating totally on the final one hundred fifty years. comprises an outline of the early Church during the Byzantine and Russian Empires, into the current multinational Orthodox presence within the ecumenical stream. a few of the basic entries can't be discovered in other places in English, and the excellent compilation of biographies of nineteenth- and 20th-century Orthodox theologians (American, Russian, Greek, and lots of different nationalities) is released right here for the 1st time. This publication encompasses a precise 4,000-year chronology, illustrations, broad bibliography, and an appendix directory the present canonical...

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The need for a dictionary of the Orthodox Church in the narrow sense of a list of words with definitions has been provisionally met by Webster’s Third New International Dictionary. Many, if not most, of the technical Greek and Russian theological words and terms that would otherwise be underlined and treated as foreign—up until Webster’s Third—are now listed as “American” words. ) The fact that these terms exist in a large American dictionary should be credited to Fr. Georges Florovsky’s serving as an editor for Webster’s Third and to the inimitable American characteristic of positively accepting as its own the culture and language of large segments of its population.

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