Christianity East and West

Far as Gaul lies towards sunset , the Church of Lyons and Vienne on the Rhone , by origin and communion belonging to the Eastern Church rather than to the Western , may be called up for a moment . In the bright patterns of suffering for ...

Author: Thomas Grieve Clark



Category: Christian union

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Eastern Christianity in the Modern Middle East

source of spiritual renewal', 27–33; 'The witness of the Armenian Church in the Middle East', 34–45; in idem, ... Bamberger, John Eudes (1976), 'Thomas Merton and the Christian East', One Yet Two – Monastic Tradition East and West, ...

Author: Anthony O'Mahony

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135193713

Category: Religion

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The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity and the home to a number of Eastern Churches with millions of followers. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the various denominations in the modern Middle East and will be of interest to a wide variety of scholars and students studying theology, history and politics.
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The crusaders' attack on Constantinople became a symbol for Byzantine Christians of a growing animosity between Christian East and West that had been brewing at least from the ninth century. To this day the East and West are in schism; ...

Author: Philip Kennedy

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857737885

Category: Religion

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The Christian faith has the allegiance of one third of the human race. It has succeeded in influencing civilization to such a degree that we now take its existence almost for granted. Yet it might all have been so different. Christianity began with the words and deeds of an obscure village carpenter's son who died a shameful criminal's death at the hands of the Roman occupiers of his country: itself an insignificant outpost of the powerful ruling Empire. The feverish land of biblical Palestine, awash with apocalyptic expectations of deliverance from its foreign overlords, was hardly short of seers and prophets who claimed to be sent visions from God. Yet the followers of this man thought he was different: so different, in fact, that some years after his death and asserted resurrection they scandalously insisted not only that he was sent by God, but that he 'was' God. How a provincial sect, with its seemingly outrageous ideas, became first the sanctioned religion of the Roman Empire and then, over the course of 2000 years, the creed of billions of people, is the improbable story that this book tells. It is a story of freethinkers, friars, fanatics and firebrands; and of the lay people (not just the clerical or the powerful) who have made up the great mass of Christians over the centuries. Many introductions to Christianity are written by Christians, for Christians. This elegant textbook, by contrast, shows that the history of the religion, while often glorious, is not one of unimpeded progress, but something still more remarkable, flawed and human.
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World Religions in America Fourth Edition

For Eastern Orthodox Christianity is, in a very real sense, as old as Christianity itself. ... During the centuries of Christian history when Eastern and Western Christendom were still maintaining some sort of communion with each other, ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9781611640472

Category: Religion

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The fourth edition of World Religions in America continues its lauded tradition of providing students with reliable and nuanced information about America's religious diversity, while also reflecting new developments and ideas. Each chapter was updated to reflect important changes and events, and current statistics and information. New features include a timeline of key events and people for each tradition, sidebars on major movements or controversies, personal stories from members of various faiths, a theme-based organization of subjects, more subheads, three new chapters exploring America's increasing religious diversity, and suggestions for further study.
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Christianity Related Controversies

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Booksllc.Net

ISBN: 1230668616


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 193. Chapters: Eastern Orthodox - Roman Catholic theological differences, Filioque, East-West Schism, Christ myth theory, Historicity of Jesus, Criticism of Christianity, Eastern Orthodox opposition to the doctrine of Papal Primacy, History of the Filioque controversy, Salem witch trials, Jehovah, Criticism of the Catholic Church, Primacy of the Bishop of Rome, Protestant Reformation, Nontrinitarianism, Great Apostasy, Regensburg lecture, Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy, Antinomianism, Eastern Orthodox teaching regarding the Filioque. Excerpt: This article discusses Roman Catholic-Eastern Orthodox theological differences. The Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church have been in a state of official schism from one another since the events of 1054. The causes of this breach were centuries in the making and stemmed to a considerable extent from cultural and political factors derived from the increasing isolation of the Latin scholarly culture of the West and the Greek scholarly culture of the Byzantine Empire. Historically it has been argued that there are substantive theological differences between the Western and Eastern churches that have proven enduring points of contention. Since the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church has generally taken the approach that the schism is primarily ecclesiological in nature, that the doctrinal teachings of the Eastern Orthodox churches are generally sound(with the exception of their understanding of papal primacy, the filioque clause, and the purification after death) and that "the vision of the full communion to be sought is that of unity in legitimate diversity" as before the division, since "the first councils are an eloquent witness to this enduring unity in diversity." In this view, the primary difficulty is disagreement on the role of the Pope. Jeffrey D. Finch...
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Middle East Christianity

In contrast to this conviction, 'Eastern Christians' fundamentally shape their identity in conjunction with 'Western' concepts, in that they claim that historically, 'the presence and influence of the West, as Greek and Roman, ...

Author: Stephan Stetter

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030370114

Category: Political Science

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Drawing from theories of world society and from historical-sociological theories the book studies the past, present, and future of Middle East Christianity. It focuses on the interplay between local practices and post-colonial entanglements in global modernity. The chapters of this book engage, inspired by these theories, key empirical dynamics that affect Middle East Christianity. This includes a historical overview on the history of Christians in the region, the relationship between Islam and Christianity, as well as case studies on the Maronites in Lebanon, Egypt’s Copts, the role of Protestant missionaries in the 19th century, processes of individualization amongst Middle East Christians, as well as papal diplomacy in the region.
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The Rowman Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East

Middle East, Christians are a numerical minority in a region where the social significance of religion remains strong.31 Before migrating to the West, many held the view that their shared religious identity due to the Christian heritage ...

Author: Mitri Raheb

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538124185

Category: Religion

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This work represents the current and most relevant content on the studies of how Christianity has fared in the ancient home of its founder and birth. Much has been written about Christianity and how it has survived since its migration out of its homeland but this comprehensive reference work reassesses the geographic and demographic impact of the dramatic changes in this perennially combustible world region. The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Christianity in the Middle East also spans the historical, socio-political and contemporary settings of the region and importantly describes the interactions that Christianity has had with other major/minor religions in the region.
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Christianity Looks East

Berthrong, John. “Trends in Contemporary Buddhist-Christian Dialogue.” Ecumenical Trends 14 no. 9 (1985): 135–137. Bragt, Jan van. “An East-West Spiritual Exchange.” Eastern Buddhist 13 no. 1 (1980): 141–150. Bruteau, Beatrice.

Author: Peter Feldmeier

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143313

Category: Religion

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This fascinating book takes a fresh look at interreligious dialogue with St. John of the Cross and Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa as representatives of Christian and Buddhist paths to liberation. As the world is increasingly experienced as a global village, dialogue with other religious traditions is widely regarded as possibly the greatest modern (or post-modern) challenge, and the distinctive journey of our time. Dialogue not only informs our understanding of various expressions of holiness, it also can inform one's own religious faith and practice. This book investigates a form of dialogue that can be a model for future dialogues. Without laying assumptions on the nature of religious experience, it allows these classic texts and their representative religions to speak for themselves. What is often lacking in this history of dialogue is its lack of appreciation for distinctive religious paths and the experiences described therein.
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A History of the Ecumenical Movement 1517 1948

This was therefore the period in which Eastern Christianity began to make its impact felt in the ecumenical movement. ... But it must also be said that after so many centuries of separation between East and West and at a time when many ...

Author: Ruth Rouse


ISBN: UVA:X002603218

Category: Religion

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The two titles published in thos volume represent the only "official history of the ecumenical movement."
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Early Christianity in South West Britain

... use.11 Like the church at Lamyatt Beacon it faced westeast, with three stone benches inside the chapel. Nearby were five graves dating from the fifth to the seventh century; these were oriented eastwest in the Christian manner.

Author: Elizabeth Rees

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781911188582

Category: Social Science

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This book offers a new assessment of early Christianity in south-west Britain from the fourth to the tenth centuries, a rich period which includes the transition from Roman to native British to Saxon models of church. The book will be based on evidence from archaeological excavations, early texts and recent critical scholarship and cover Wessex, Devon and Cornwall. In the south-west, Wessex provides the greatest evidence of Roman Christianity. The fifth-century Dorset villas of Frampton and Hinton St Mary, with their complex baptistery mosaics, indicate the presence of sophisticated Christian house churches. The fact that these two Roman villas are only 15 miles apart suggests a network of small Christian communities in this region. The author uses evidence from St Patrick’s fifth-century ‘Confessions’ to describe how members of a villa house church lived. Wessex was slowly Christianised: in Gloucestershire, the pagan healing sanctuary at Chedworth provides evidence of later use as a Christian baptistery; at Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire, a baptistery was dug into the mosaic floor of an imposing villa, which may by then have been owned by a bishop. In Somerset a number of recently excavated sites demonstrate the transition from a pagan temple to a Christian church. Beside the pagan temple at Lamyatt, later female burials suggest, unusually, a small monastic group of women. Wells cathedral grew beside the site of a Roman villa’s funeral chapel. In Street, a large oval enclosure indicates the probable site of a ‘Celtic’ monastery. Early Christian cemeteries have been excavated at Shepton Mallet and elsewhere. Lundy Island, off the Devon coast, provides evidence of a Celtic monastery, with its inscribed stones that commemorate early monks. At Exeter, a Saxon anthology includes numerous riddles, one of which describes in detail the production of an illuminated manuscript in a south-western monastery. Oliver Padel’s meticulous documentation of Cornish place-names has demonstrated that, of all the Celtic regions, Cornwall has by far the highest number of dedications to a single, otherwise unknown individual, typically consisting of a small church and a farm by the sea. These small monastic ‘cells’ have hitherto received little attention as a model of church in early British Christianity, and the latter part of the text focuses on various aspects of this model, as lived out in coastal and in upland settlements, on islands, and in relation to larger Breton monasteries. Study of 60 Breton sites has demonstrated possible connections between larger Breton monasteries and smaller Cornish cells.
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