A History of Eastern Christianity
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A History of Eastern Christianity (1968) is a scholarly and comprehensive account of the history of the non-Greek churches of Eastern Christendom. Alexandrine and Antiochian Christianity, with their ramifications in Africa and Asia, are the subjects of an overall survey that ranges from their origins to modern times. The author deals with every Eastern Church, Coptic, Ethiopian, Jacobite, Nestorian, Armenian, Indian and Maronite, as well as the vanished churches of Nubia and North Africa. He gives a preliminary outline of each church, followed by an analytical summary of the faith and culture. He deals not only with the hierarchy, rites, ceremonials and monastic rule, but also with music, art, architecture and literature.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Alexandrine Christianity: the Copts and their Church 1. Introductory 2. Origins of Coptic Christianity 3. The Copts and the World 4. Aftermath of Chalcedon 5. The Copts Under Arab Rule 6. Modern Times 7. Coptic Faith and Culture 8. The Ethiopians Part 2. Antioch and the Jacobites 9. Origin and Development 10. The Jacobites in History 11. Faith and Culture Part 3. The Nestorian Church 12. Origins and Development 13. Expansion of the Nestorian Church 14. The Nestorians and the Caliphate 15. The Nestorians in Modern Times 16. Faith and Culture Part 4. The Armenian Church 17. Introduction 18. Origins and Development of Armenian Christianity 19. Times of Trial 20. Armenian Faith and Culture Part 5. The St Thomas Christians of South India 21. Historical Survey 22. Social and Religious Life Part 6. The Maronite Church 23. Prelude 24. Origins and Development 25. Modern History 26. Organization, Faith and Culture Part 7. 27 The Vanished Churches 28. Epilogue
Aziz S. Atiya