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The Great Church in Captivity

The Great Church in Captivity
A Study of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from the Eve of the Turkish Conquest to the Greek War of Independence

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  • Date Published: March 1986
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521313100

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  • This is Sir Steven Runciman's established and widely admired classic account of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, first published in 1968. The Great Church, as the Greeks called the Orthodox Patriarchate, was the spiritual centre of the Byzantine world. The Church's survival during the four centuries of Turkish rule which followed the fall of Constantinople bore witness to its strenght and to the unquenchable vitality of Hellenism. Sir Steven Runciman's history of the Great Church in this period is written with scholarship, sympathy and style.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1986
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521313100
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Church on the Eve of the Turkish Conquest:
    1. The background
    2. The structure of the church
    3. Church and state
    4. The church and the churches
    5. The church and the philosophers
    6. The theology of mysticism
    7. The end of the empire
    Part II. The Church Under the Ottoman Sultans:
    8. The new pattern
    9. The church and the infidel state
    10. The church and education
    11. The church and the churches: constantinople and Rome
    12. The church and the churches: the Lutheran approach
    13. The church and the churches: the Calvinist patriarch
    14. The church and the churches: the Anglican experiment
    15. Constantinople and Moscow
    16. The definition of doctrine
    17. The phanariots
    18. The church and the Greek people
    19. Epilogue

  • Author

    Steven Runciman

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