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    The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire (Oxford History of the Christian Church) (Paperback) By (author) Joan Mervyn Hussey

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    DescriptionThis book describes the role of the medieval Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire (c.600-c.1453). As an integral part of its policy it was (as in western Christianity) closely linked with many aspects of everyday life both official and otherwise. It was a formative period for Orthodoxy. It had to face doctrinal problems and heresies; at the same time it experienced the continuity and deepening of its liturgical life. While holding fast to the traditions of the fathers and the councils, it saw certain developments in doctrine and liturgy as also in administration. Part I discusses the landmarks in ecclesiastical affairs within the Empire as well as the creative influence exercised on the Slavs and the increasing contacts with westerners particularly after 1204. Part II gives a brief account of the structure of the medieval Orthodox Church, its officials and organization, and the spirituality of laity, monks, and clergy.


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    Title
    The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Mervyn Hussey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198264569
    ISBN 10: 0198264569
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.4
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC2
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    LC classification: BR
    Abridged Dewey: 270
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A13803000
    BISAC V2.8: REL049000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC8
    DC20: 281.90902
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    3 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    18 October 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    When Prof. Hussey's history of the Orthodox Church was published in 1986, it was immediately recognized as the standard treatment in English of its subject. Twenty years later, it is still the first book on the subject for any serious student. Peter Eaton, The Living Church