What is Orthodoxy?

A Genealogy of Christian Understanding

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Antoine Arjakovsky
  • Kettering, OH: 
    Angelico Press
    , October
     392 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Nathaniel Wood forthcoming.


In this remarkably original work, Antoine Arjakovsky brings us to a discovery of Orthodoxy within the dynamics of history—including the profound crisis that the Christian churches, with their too often congealed identities, are passing through today. Faced with internal tensions and the millennium-old fragmentation of Christendom, the path to a common Christian identity has been rendered all but impossible. Undaunted, Arjakovsky points to the emergence of a new concept of Orthodoxy as “right knowing,” a knowing that unifies what is believed with what is lived, wherever this might be. He is an acute reader of the tensions between the piously political and the truly spiritual in the troubled history of Christendom—East as well as West. The book’s contributions to studies in the history of Christianity, ecumenism, and sophiology offer Christian readers renewed hope in an ecumenical project uninhibited by tired tropes of division and over-rehearsed acrimony. It is a most timely work.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Antoine Arjakovsky is Research Director at the Collège des Bernadins in Paris and Founding Director of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies in Lviv, Ukraine.


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