The Orthodox Church

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Penguin Adult, Apr 29, 1993 - Religion - 368 pages
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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This is a paperback book that gives a basic background, history and summary of The Orthodox church. It is useful for Christians to understand a branch of Christianity (although they would say "the ... Read full review

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The book begins by giving a lot of fascinating history of the Orthodox Church. To me, as a western Christian, it makes a lot of sense to start with the history because it helps explain the eastern ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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