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This book is a classic in the history of the Oriental Churches, which are sometimes portrayed as heretical in general church history books, if mentioned at all. Written by a Copt, it portrays the history of the faith of these non-Chalcedonian Churches with first-hand knowledge of their traditions. The author covers Alexandrine Christianity (the Copts and the Ethiopians), the Church of Antioch (Syriac Orthodox), the “Nestorian” Church of the East, the Armenian Church, the St. Thomas Christians of South India, the Maronite Church, as well as the Vanished Churches of Carthage, Pentapolis, and Nubia.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-343-4
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 22,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 512
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-343-4
$230.00
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Aziz S. Atiya’s History of Eastern Christianity is a classic in the history of the Oriental Churches, which are sometimes portrayed as heretics in books on general church history, if indeed mentioned at all. Written by a Copt, it portrays the history of the faith of these non-Chalcedonian Churches with first-hand knowledge of their traditions. The author covers Alexandrine Christianity (the Copts and the Ethiopians), the Church of Antioch (Syriac Orthodox), the “Nestorian” Church of the East, the Armenian Church, the St. Thomas Christians of South India, the Maronite Church, as well as the Vanished Churches of Carthage, Pentapolis, and Nubia. This book is essential reading for every student of Eastern Christianity.

Aziz S. Atiya’s History of Eastern Christianity is a classic in the history of the Oriental Churches, which are sometimes portrayed as heretics in books on general church history, if indeed mentioned at all. Written by a Copt, it portrays the history of the faith of these non-Chalcedonian Churches with first-hand knowledge of their traditions. The author covers Alexandrine Christianity (the Copts and the Ethiopians), the Church of Antioch (Syriac Orthodox), the “Nestorian” Church of the East, the Armenian Church, the St. Thomas Christians of South India, the Maronite Church, as well as the Vanished Churches of Carthage, Pentapolis, and Nubia. This book is essential reading for every student of Eastern Christianity.

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  • CONTENTS (page 7)
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (page 11)
  • MAPS (page 12)
  • PREFACE (page 13)
  • 1.INTRODUCTORY (page 29)
  • 2.ORIGINS OF COPTIC CHRISTIANITY (page 41)
  • 3.THE COPTS AND THE WORLD (page 65)
  • 4.AFTERMATH OF CHALCEDON (page 85)
  • 5.THE COPTS UNDER ARAB RULE (page 95)
  • 6.MODERN TIMES (page 115)
  • 7.COPTIC FAITH AND CULTURE (page 138)
  • 8.THE ETHIOPIANS (page 162)
  • 9.ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT (page 185)
  • 10.THE JACOBITES IN HISTORY (page 209)
  • 11.FAITH AND CULTURE (page 235)
  • 12.ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT (page 267)
  • 13.EXPANSION OF THE NESTORIAN CHURCH (page 285)
  • 14.THE NESTORIANS AND THE CALIPHATE (page 295)
  • 15.THE NESTORIANS IN MODERN TIMES (page 305)
  • 16.FAITH AND CULTURE (page 317)
  • 17.INTRODUCTION (page 333)
  • 18.ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF ARMENIAN CHRISTIANITY (page 343)
  • 19.TIMES OF TRIAL (page 357)
  • 20.ARMENIAN FAITH AND CULTURE (page 370)
  • 21.HISTORICAL SURVEY (page 387)
  • 22.SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS LIFE (page 404)
  • 23.PRELUDE (page 419)
  • 24.ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT (page 422)
  • 25.MODERN HISTORY (page 432)
  • 26.ORGANIZATION,FAITH AND CULTURE (page 440)
  • 27.THE VANISHED CHURCHES (page 455)
  • 28.EPILOGUE (page 468)
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 475)
  • PLATES (page 483)
  • INDEX (page 485)
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