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Title Languages and cultures of Eastern Christianity. Greek / edited by Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Imprint Surrey, England : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2015]
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Descript xix, 579 pages ; 25 cm
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Series The Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300-1500 ; volume 6
Worlds of Eastern Christianity, 300-1500 ; v. 6
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
This volume brings together a set of fundamental contributions, many translated into English for this publication, along with an important introduction. Together these explore the role of Greek among Christian communities in the late antique and Byzantine East (late Roman Oriens), specifically in the areas outside of the immediate sway of Constantinople and imperial Asia Minor. The local identities based around indigenous eastern Christian languages (Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, etc.) and post-Chalcedonian doctrinal confessions (Miaphysite, Church of the East, Melkite, Maronite) were solidifying precisely as the Byzantine polity in the East was extinguished by the Arab conquests of the seventh century. In this multilayered cultural environment, Greek was a common social touchstone for all of these Christian communities, not only because of the shared Greek heritage of the early Church, but also because of the continued value of Greek theological, hagiographical, and liturgical writings.-- Source other than Library of Congress
Libarary has: First issued in paperback 2019 (Routledge). FSN
Subject Christian literature, Early -- Greek authors -- History
Alt Author Johnson, Scott Fitzgerald, 1976- editor
Alt Title Greek
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