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Pantokrator: An Introduction to Orthodoxy

Pantokrator: An Introduction to Orthodoxy (Hardback)

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Although most people think of Greek philosophy as "Western", its religion is commonly referred to as "Eastern". For those who have not spent time in countries where Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religion, it can seem exotic and alien. Even those who visit these countries can come away with little understanding of it. Pantokrator: an Introduction to Orthodoxy helps those unfamiliar with Orthodoxy to become acquainted with the history of the Orthodox Church, what it teaches, how it is structured, and how it differs from other churches. There is also a brief guide to the architecture and internal design and decoration of Orthodox churches. Because monasticism plays an important role in the life of the Orthodox Church, an account is given of the monastic life. This is illustrated with reference to how that life is lived on Mount Athos, an enclave within Greece run entirely by monks. The history and organisation of the Holy Mountain, as Athos is called, is explained in general terms with a more detailed account of one of its monasteries, Pantokrator.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsAlternative belief systemsEclectic & esoteric religions & belief systemsReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominationsReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalHistory of religion Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 31/07/2007 ISBN-13: 9781847182418  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Trevor Curnow was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cumbria. He has also taught philosophy at Lancaster University, the Open University, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of Khartoum. His previous writings include Wisdom, Intuition and Ethics (Ashgate, 1999), Thinking through Dialogue (Practical Philosophy Press, 2001), The Oracles of the Ancient World (Duckworth, 2004), The Philosophers of the Ancient World: an A to Z guide (Duckworth, 2006), Wisdom in the Ancient World (Duckworth, 2010), Introducing Philosophy for Everyday Life (Icon, 2012) and Wisdom: a history (Reaktion, 2015).

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