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Eastern Orthodoxy – Essential Books [A Reading List]

Eastern Orthodoxy Books

This week (July 16) marked the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Schism between Eastern Orthodoxy and the Western Church.

Western Christians often know very little about the history and theology of their sisters and brothers in the Eastern Orthodox churches. On this occasion, we offer this list of our favorite introductory books on Eastern Orthodoxy …

Updated July 2020 with selections by Jeremy Ingpen

Essential Books
on Eastern Orthodoxy – Page 11

The Mystical Roots of the Orthodox Tradition

The Roots of Christian Mysticism

Olivier Clément

A great French Orthodox theologian links brilliantly chosen short texts from the early centuries of the Church with his own brief commentaries, providing a guided tour to the rich thinking of the Church Fathers (New City Press, 2nd Edition, 2013).
 



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3 Comments

  1. Some great selections, but you’re missing one of the best! Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology by Andrew Louth: https://amzn.to/2y7YvHL