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Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923) was recognized as one of England’s foremost authorities on Eastern Christianity and helped to shape the English-speaking world’s understanding of the Eastern Churches. This book is a critical examination of his writings on the subject, analyzing what he said about the Eastern Christian Churches and highlighting his insights into key questions. It focuses on Fortescue’s understanding of the schisms and his thoughts as to how reunion can come about. The book concludes by comparing Fortescue's perspective to later advances in theology and historical scholarship in order to ascertain the long-term accuracy of his writings.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0397-9
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Publication Date: Jun 30,2014
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 242
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0397-9
$88.00

Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923) was a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster and was widely recognized as one of England’s foremost authorities on Eastern Christianity. Through numerous books and his articles for The Catholic Encyclopedia, Fortescue helped to shape the English-speaking world’s understanding of the Eastern Churches. For nearly a century, Fortescue has had a tremendous influence on Western perceptions of Eastern Christianity, and in recent years there has been a new resurgence of interest in his work.

This book is a critical examination of his writings on the subject. It analyzes what he said about the Eastern Christian Churches and highlights his insights into key questions. In particular, it focuses on Fortescue’s understanding of the schisms and his thoughts as to how reunion can come about. It also considers his presentation of Eastern Christian theology, liturgy, spirituality, and ecclesiology. The book concludes by comparing Fortescue's perspective to later advances in theology and historical scholarship, as well as important developments in the Eastern Churches themselves, in order to ascertain the long-term accuracy of his writings.

Adrian Fortescue (1874-1923) was a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster and was widely recognized as one of England’s foremost authorities on Eastern Christianity. Through numerous books and his articles for The Catholic Encyclopedia, Fortescue helped to shape the English-speaking world’s understanding of the Eastern Churches. For nearly a century, Fortescue has had a tremendous influence on Western perceptions of Eastern Christianity, and in recent years there has been a new resurgence of interest in his work.

This book is a critical examination of his writings on the subject. It analyzes what he said about the Eastern Christian Churches and highlights his insights into key questions. In particular, it focuses on Fortescue’s understanding of the schisms and his thoughts as to how reunion can come about. It also considers his presentation of Eastern Christian theology, liturgy, spirituality, and ecclesiology. The book concludes by comparing Fortescue's perspective to later advances in theology and historical scholarship, as well as important developments in the Eastern Churches themselves, in order to ascertain the long-term accuracy of his writings.

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  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Preface (page 7)
  • Introduction: Adrian Fortescue - The Scholar and His Works (page 9)
  • Part I: Fortescue's Accounts (page 21)
  • Chapter 1: The Schisms I (page 23)
  • Chapter 2: Eastern Christian Theology and Faith I (page 59)
  • Chapter 3: Eastern Christian Church Structure I (page 85)
  • Chapter 4: The Problem of Reunion I (page 111)
  • Part II: Later Developments (page 133)
  • Chapter 5: The Schisms II (page 135)
  • Chapter 6: Eastern Christian Theology and Faith II (page 145)
  • Chapter 7: Eastern Christian Church Structure II (page 165)
  • Chapter 8: The Problem of Reunion II (page 187)
  • Conclusion (page 219)
  • Bibliography (page 223)
  • Index (page 239)
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