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The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire (Oxford History of the Christian Church S) Paperback – October 18, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0198264569 ISBN-10: 0198264569

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Product Details

  • Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church S
  • Paperback: 442 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 18, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198264569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198264569
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,634,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`As many universities begin to offer courses on the religious legacy of Byzantium ... one must welcome the publication of the first truly comprehensive work on the Byzantine Church in the English language by a seasoned Byzantinist ... The book does honour to the series.' Theological Studies `This excellent scholarly work, though written primarily for the non-specialist layman, will be invaluable to the undergraduate student and expert alike.' British Book News

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J. M. Hussey is at University of London and Honorary Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By N on March 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book outlines the history of the Byzantine Church from the 7th century to the fall in 1453. If you want to know all the names of the all the Patriarchs of Constantinople and what they did etc., then you can probably find them in this book. Its broad coverage of the Church is both a strength and a weakness. A strength in the fact that you can learn something about anybody and a weakness in the fact that you might not care to read about them (the author's language is not overly enjoyable to plough through).

The book is divided into a history section and a Organization and Life of the Church section. The history was as is described above. The Organization section was extremely tedious and I skimmed most of it. However, it might be invaluable to one who wants to know about administration of the Church.

Overall, an OK read. However, I recommend Myendorff's Theology of Byzantium over this, to get a better grasp on the doctrines and theology. Hussey's book though will give you more of the 'historical' facts though,so to speak, and less of the meaning of the beliefs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carl C. Zellie on August 15, 2010
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Anyone who wants to know more about the history of the Orthodox Church needs to read this book. It is excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 25, 2011
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This book is very well researched and organized. I especially appreciated the amount of space in the bibliographic section dedicated to explaining where the author's sources originated. This is an essential companion to Runciman's "The Great Church in Captivity.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gerald S. Ozlanski on March 17, 2006
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This book was one of the best and easiest to read and understand of all books on the history of the Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Emoie.
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