By John Anthony McGuckin
With a mix of essay-length and brief entries written by means of a group of prime non secular specialists, the two-volume Encyclopedia of jap Orthodoxy deals the main complete consultant to the cultural and highbrow international of jap Orthodox Christianity on hand in English at the present time. • a good reference paintings delivering the 1st English language multi-volume account of the foremost ancient, liturgical, doctrinal positive aspects of japanese Orthodoxy, together with the Non-Chalcedonian churches• Explores of the foremost traditions of japanese Orthodoxy intimately, together with the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches• Uniquely complete, it's edited through one of many prime students within the box and offers authoritative yet obtainable articles by means of a variety of best foreign lecturers and Orthodox figures• Spans the interval from past due Antiquity to the current, encompassing matters together with historical past, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon legislation, philosophy, folks tradition, structure, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all along a wide and generously specific prosopography• established alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries starting from a hundred to 6,000 phrases
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Wellesz E. ) (1957) The Akathistos Hymn. Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Transcripta 9. Copenhagen: Munksgaard. Albania, Orthodox Church of JOHN A. MCGUCKIN Christianity came to Albania in the 4th century from the north and south of the country, in the form of Byzantine as well as Latin missionaries. The country’s borderland status, poised between the ancient Latin and Greek empires, gave it a liminal status, and the Christian tradition of the land has always tended to represent both Eastern and Western Christian aspects.
371–81. Wellesz E. ) (1957) The Akathistos Hymn. Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Transcripta 9. Copenhagen: Munksgaard. Albania, Orthodox Church of JOHN A. MCGUCKIN Christianity came to Albania in the 4th century from the north and south of the country, in the form of Byzantine as well as Latin missionaries. The country’s borderland status, poised between the ancient Latin and Greek empires, gave it a liminal status, and the Christian tradition of the land has always tended to represent both Eastern and Western Christian aspects.
Within the Roman Empire, theological and political allegiances often aligned together in ways that could either strengthen or weaken any given patriarchate, whether Rome, Constantinople, or another major see. In this volatile context, the patriarchate of Alexandria managed to grow into a significant political force. Further, in the 3rd century, Egyptian monasticism developed into a burgeoning movement that indelibly shaped Alexandrian Christianity (Chitty 1999). In brief, the convergence of the ecclesial, political, theological, and monastic streams into one dynamic confluence infused Alexandrian Christianity with long-lasting vitality.
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