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The Eastern Christian Churches – A Brief Survey (7th edition)

by Ronald Roberson, C.S.P.

Many western Christians are baffled by the complexity of the Christian East, which can appear to be a bewildering array of national churches and ethnic jurisdictions. The purpose of this survey is to provide a clear overview of the eastern churches for the non-specialist by furnishing basic information about each of them and indicating the relationships among them. Each church is placed in its historical, geographical, doctrinal, and liturgical context. Because this book is primarily intended for an English- speaking audience, details are also provided regarding the presence of each of these churches in North America, Britain and Australia. For those interested in the eastern churches or in the contemporary ecumenical movement, this book is an indispensable key to a highly complex reality.

Reproduced with the permission of the Edizioni Orientalia Christianai, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore, 7, 00185 Rome, Italy.

Last Modified: 07 Dec 2010