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Published: 07 October 2004

346 Pages | frontispiece, 3 halftones


ISBN: 9780199275274

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St John Damascene

Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology

Andrew Louth

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • The first book to present an overall account of St John Damascene's life and work: his theology has had immense influence on later centuries
  • Ecumenical relevance: discusses key issues at dispute between the Oriental Orthodox Churches and both Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism (with both of whom the Oriental Orthodox Churches have held theological conversations over the last few decades), and also issues at dispute between the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the West (especially the Roman Catholic Church)
  • Makes use of recent scholarship about the transformation of the former Byzantine territories of the Middle East after the seventh-century Arab Conquest, and the new critical edition of the Damascene's prose works