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This interdisciplinary study provides an in-depth analysis and synthesis of hagiography, theological treatises, apocryphal texts, and liturgical services, as well as images of the fate of the soul in manuscript and monumental decoration, to investigate what the Byzantines believed about the fate of the soul after death.
This wide-ranging investigation of the theorising about the divine that is implicit and explicit in the religious practices and literary and philosophical texts of the ancient Greeks, shows that Greeks thought hard about what gods must be like and what the appropriate ways to worship them were.
By Bryn Geffert
Two leading academic scholars offer the first comprehensive source reader on the Eastern Orthodox church for the English-speaking world. Designed specifically for students and accessible to readers with little or no previous knowledge of theology or religious history, this essential, one-of-a-kind work frames, explores, and interprets Eastern Orthodoxy through the...
Mount Athos was the most famous center of Byzantine monasticism and remains the spiritual heart of the Orthodox Church today. Holy Men of Mount Athos presents the lives of five holy men who lived there at different times, from the ninth century to the last decades of the Byzantine period...