Friday, December 10, 2010

An Amazing Treasury for All

Soon to be released is The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, over 1000 pages of facts and history on Eastern Orthodox Christianity, edited by John Anthony McGuckin. This is an amazing treasury that all Orthodox (and Orthodox churches) should add to their libraries. Here in one compendium is an excellent resource for students and laypersons. The encyclopedia:
  • Is an outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches
  • Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches
  • Is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures and is uniquely comprehensive
  • 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, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography
  • Is structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words
You can hear more about the development of this amazing work by listening to the podcast about the encyclopedia on Come Receive the Light. Listen now.

The encyclopedia is now available for preorder on Amazon. You can also learn more about the encyclopedia and order it from the publisher, Wiley.

Put these books on your holiday gift lists!

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