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The Concise Encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity

The Concise Encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity

John Anthony McGuckin

ISBN: 978-1-118-75933-2 February 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 592 Pages

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Based on the acclaimed two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity (Wiley Blackwell, 2011), and now  available for students, faculty, and clergy in a concise single-volume format

  • An outstanding reference work providing an accessible English language account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches
  • Explores the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches
  • Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative articles by a team of leading international academics and Orthodox figures
  • Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, and hagiography
  • Structured alphabetically and is topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words

List of Entries vi

List of Illustrations xi

Editors and Contributors xiv

Preface and Acknowledgments xvi

Maps xx

Orthodox Christianity A–Z 1

Index 526

""Still, the encyclopedia fills an important gap in the reference literature of the Orthodox Church. The features of the work enhance the content with beautiful illustrations, maps, a useful index, and list of entries. Finally, articles cross reference and also provide short bibliographies for further reading.""  (American Reference Books Annual, 1 November 2015)

""the volume is to be recommended for the high quality of the scholarship throughout. It is a useful volume for lower-level undergraduates and even advanced secondary students."" (Theological Book Review, 2016)

the
volume is to be recommended for the high quality of the scholarship
throughout. It is a useful volume for lower-level undergraduates and even
advanced secondary students.