The Historic Church: An Orthodox View of Christian History

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Author House, Jul 19, 2011 - History - 660 pages
The Historic Church is a survey of Christian history written for Orthodox Christians by an Eastern Orthodox scholar. Although one can find many excellent studies of Christian history in the United States, none of them considers the development of Christianity from an Eastern Orthodox point of view. The work begins by laying a foundation for the study of Christian history by discussing the beliefs and practices of the ancient Church, during the age of the Fathers and the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The author then discusses the development of Roman Catholicism and the theological and cultural reasons for the split between Rome and Orthodoxy, and relations between East and West following the schism. He concludes his work with a discussion the origins and historical development of every major Protestant group and tells how they differ from Orthodoxy.

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Archpriest John W. Morris, is the religious title for Warren B. Morris, Jr. Fr. John received a MTS degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of theology, and has been an Antiochian Orthodox Priest for over thirty years. He is now Pastor of St. George's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before entering seminary, he earned a Ph.D. in history at Oklahoma State University, and studied at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition to his pastoral duties, he has taught history courses at several colleges and universities including Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Kent State at Stark County, Southwestern University, and Kirkwood Community College. He has taught courses in Christian history at Marshall University, Malone College, and for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport. He has written many articles and five other books dealing with German history and theological issues.

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