The Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church

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Since its first publication thirty years ago, Timothy Ware's book has become established throughout the English-speaking world as the standard introduction to the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy continues to be a subject of enormous interest among Western Christians, and the author believes that an understanding of its standpoint is necessary before the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches can be reunited. He explains the Orthodox views on such widely ranging matters as ecumenical councils, sacraments, free will, purgatory, the papacy and the relation between the different Orthodox churches.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • map
  • 0140146563
  • 9780140146561
  • 56,279

About Timothy Ware

Timothy Ware, His Excellency the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, was Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford University until his retirement in 2001.

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Table of contents

Map Introduction Part One: History 1. The Beginnings 2. Byzantium, I: The Church of the Seven Councils 3. Byzantium, II: The Great Schism 4. The Conversion of the Slavs 5. The Church under Islam 6. Moscow and St. Petersburg 7. The Twentieth Century, I: Greeks and Arabs 8. The Twentieth Century, II: Orthodoxy and the Militant Atheists 9. The Twentieth Century, III: Diaspora and Mission Part Two: Faith and Worship 10. Holy Tradition: The Source of the Orthodox Faith 11. God and Humankind 12. The Church of God 13. Orthodox Worship, I: The Earthly Heaven 14. Orthodox Worship, II: The Sacraments 15. Orthodox Worship, III: Feasts, Fasts, and Private Prayer 16. The Orthodox Church and the Reunion of Christians Further Reading Index

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Customer reviews

It is a very good and informative book. Worth to have, for both the Orthodox and for others interested in it.show more
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