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The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity

Edited by: Ken Parry, David J. Melling, Dimitri Brady, Sidney H. Griffith and John F. Healey
eISBN: 9780631232032
Print publication date: 2001

Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x

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The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity

Containing over 700 articles, this Dictionary allows the reader to explore Eastern Christian civilization in its cultural and religious riches. The articles are written by an international team of fifty contributors, including leading histoians, theologians, linguists, philosophers, musicians, and scholars of liturgy and iconography.

The Dictionary covers the major living traditions of Eastern Christianity and some which are less familiar. It offers balanced treatment of the Byzantine traditions (Green, Slav, Romanian and Georgian), and the Oriental traditions (Armenian, Assyrian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian, Indian), taking account of Orthodox, Catholic and Reformed communities. Both communities in their original homelands and the diaspora, exile and convert communities worldwide are considered. The articles present Eastern traditions not simply in terms of Western Christian interests and a Western view of Christian history, but in terms that Eastern Christians will recognize.

Readers will be able to se the Dictionary as a basic source of information about the different Eastern Christian churches, and to locate information that they would hav difficulty finding elsewhere. The longer articles put terms, concepts, people and events into context. They offer ways of exploring unfamiliar connections and of making useful comparisons. Cross-references lead the reader to related topics and background issues. A comprehensive index lists every important name and topic that appears in the Dictionary and helps the reader to navigate the volume.

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Parry, Ken, David J. Melling, Dimitri Brady, Sidney H. Griffith and John F. Healey (eds). The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity. Blackwell Publishing, 2001. Blackwell Reference Online. 25 June 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631232032_9780631232032>

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