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Byzantine theology : historical trends and doctrinal themes

Byzantine theology : historical trends and doctrinal themes

Author: John Meyendorff
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Here, for the first time in English, is presented a synthesis of Byzantine Christian thought. The reader is guided through its complexities to an understanding of Byzantium: its view of man and his destiny of "deification"; its ability to transcend the "Western captivity"; its survival under quite adverse historical circumstances.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meyendorff, John, 1926-1992.
Byzantine theology.
New York : Fordham University Press, 1974
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Meyendorff
ISBN: 0823209652 9780823209651 0823209679 9780823209675
OCLC Number: 1135795
Description: 243 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Historical trends --
Byzantine theology after Chalcedon --
The Christological issue --
The iconoclastic crisis --
Monks and humanists --
Monastic theology --
Ecclesiology : canonical sources --
The schism between east and west --
Encounter with the west --
Lex orandi --
Doctrinal themes --
Creation --
Man --
Jesus Christ --
The Holy Spirit --
The triune God --
Sacramental theology : the cycle of life --
The Eucharist --
The church in the world.
Responsibility: John Meyendorff.


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