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By Thomas E. FitzGerald

The first entire creation to the Orthodox Church within the usa from 1794 to the current, this publication features a succinct photograph of the specific background of Orthodoxy and its specific views at the Christian religion. consciousness is given to the contacts among the Orthodox Church and different Christian church buildings, in addition to its contributions to the ecumenical circulate. Over eighty biographies of significant Orthodox leaders in the United States are also integrated in addition to an annotated bibliography of the writings of the most important Orthodox theologians.

The e-book starts with a overview of the historic features and precise religion affirmations of Orthodoxy, which has a historical past that's relatively varied from Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. next chapters learn the old improvement of the Orthodox Church during this state, with certain awareness being paid to the early venture in Alaska, the results of immigration, the organizational advancements of parishes and dioceses, the results of previous global politics, the flow towards larger team spirit, and the unique gains of yankee Orthodoxy at the present time. the cloth is clean and inclusive, overlaying all significant branches and treating them with an irenic spirit. The biographies are considerate and informative, and there's a super quantity of bibliographic and reference fabric. students, practitioners in each religion, and laypersons will locate this quantity indispensable.

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