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1. Kievan Rus and the Mongols

1. Kievan Rus and the Mongols  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777769
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0002
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‘Kievan Rus and the Mongols’ begins with the acceptance of Varangian rule by Slav tribes in the 9th century in the interests of peace, security, and stable commerce. A capital city was ... More
Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction  

A. Edward Siecienski

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.001.0001
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To many in the West, Orthodoxy remains shrouded in mystery, an exotic and foreign religion that survived in the East following the Great Schism of 1054 that split the Christian world into ... More
9. “We no longer knew whether we were in heaven or on earth”

9. “We no longer knew whether we were in heaven or on earth”  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0009
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‘“We no longer knew whether we were in heaven or on Earth”’ describes the experience of Orthodox church services. From the moment they enter the church for the Divine Liturgy, believers ... More
6. “I believe”

6. “I believe”  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0006
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The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed begins with the affirmation “I believe in one God.” There is also the belief that this one God is incorporeal, outside both time and space, and beyond ... More
8. “One, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church”

8. “One, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church”  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0008
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Since its beginning, Christianity has affirmed that believing in Christ necessarily meant belonging to a community of believers. For the Orthodox, the church is the assembly gathered ... More
10. The mysteries

10. The mysteries  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0010
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The Orthodox church has blessings and ceremonies for every occasion, but among the various rites of the church, seven have taken on a special significance. ‘The mysteries’ describes these ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0012
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Although it is the world’s second largest Christian denomination, with between 250 and 300 million adherents, Orthodoxy remains a little known and “mysterious” entity in the West. Yet for ... More
11. Orthodoxy and the modern world

11. Orthodoxy and the modern world  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0011
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The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been times of great upheaval for the Orthodox, with persecutions and mass emigrations, but also rebirth and the possibility of new growth. ... More
5. Sources of Orthodox thought

5. Sources of Orthodox thought  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0005
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At times the Orthodox themselves have had difficulty distinguishing custom and Tradition, but on the whole Orthodoxy knows that some traditions must be preserved while others may not be as ... More
1. “In the beginning”

1. “In the beginning”  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0001
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Orthodox Christians will tell you that their church was founded by Christ himself some 2,000 years ago, and that modern-day Orthodoxy is simply the continuation of the one true church Jesus ... More
7. “Pray unceasingly”

7. “Pray unceasingly”  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0007
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Orthodox spirituality begins with the presupposition that humanity was created to be in communion with God and that this state is not just something achieved after death, but also something ... More
3. Constantinople and Moscow

3. Constantinople and Moscow  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0003
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‘Constantinople and Moscow’ considers the Byzantines’ relationship with Rome during the thirteenth century and the continuing argument over the filioque and other Latin heresies. During the ... More
2. Byzantines and Franks

2. Byzantines and Franks  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0002
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The encounter with Islam impacted Christianity in many ways, and was one of the contributing factors in one of the most acrimonious debates in the Eastern church—the iconoclast controversy. ... More
4. Persecution and resurrection

4. Persecution and resurrection  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0004
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9780190883270
The Orthodox church continued to suffer persecution through the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In Russia, Tsar Peter the Great decreed a new system of church governance, with the ... More
Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Linda Woodhead

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780943
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.001.0001
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9780199687749
At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, Christianity: A Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's ... More

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