SPIRITUALITY & RELIGION

The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History

Yale Univ. Mar. 2020. 360p. ISBN 9780300218763. $32.50. REL
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The Eastern Orthodox Church is a religion that has endured since the times of Christ and is a continuation of apostolic tradition. Oxford professor and archpriest McGuckin (The Orthodox Church) has written a fascinating look at the rich history of the second largest-Christian church in the world, after the Roman Catholic Church. This accessible and comprehensive book provides a plethora of research for better understanding the church’s roots and fundamentals. McGuckin takes readers through the journey of how the church first shaped its identity through the apostles, and how it has established its current form today. The foundation of the church has remained the same and is proclaimed by the Nicene Creed. McGuckin also looks into the many different persecutions the church has experienced throughout the centuries, as well as the ongoing struggle to maintain certain traditions and beliefs.
VERDICT McGuckin presents another well-written and well-researched work in this fantastic introduction to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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