Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church by Henry Chadwick

The greatest Christian split of all has been that between east and west, between Roman Catholic and eastern Orthodox, a rift that is still apparent today. Henry Chadwick provides a compelling and balanced account of the emergence of divisions between Rome and Constantinople. Drawing on his encyclopaedic command of the literature, he starts with the roots of the divergence in apostolic times and takes the story right up to the Council of Florence in the fifteenth century. Henry Chadwick's own years of experience as an ecumenist inform his discussion of Christians in relation to each other, to Jews, and to non-Christian Gentiles. He displays a distinctive concern for the factors - theological, personal, political, and cultural - that caused division in the church and prevented reconciliation. His masterly exposition of the complex issues discussed at the Ecumenical Councils (issues that eventually led to the separation) is characteristically clear and fair. This is a work of immense learning, written with sensitivity and spirit. Its fascinating detail and full analysis make it invaluable to anyone interested in how this lasting rift in the Church developed.

Buy East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church by Henry Chadwick from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199264575
ISBN-10: 0199264570
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 22mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church by Henry Chadwick

Book Reviews - East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church by Henry Chadwick

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about East and West: The Making of a Rift in the Church book by Henry Chadwick and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Henry Chadwick

Henry Chadwick is Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Books By Henry Chadwick

Augustine of Hippo by Henry Chadwick
Paperback, August 2010
$19.68
Confessions by Henry Chadwick
Paperback, August 2008
$13.66
Haney's Base Ball Book of Reference by Henry Chadwick
Paperback / softback, October 2004
$22.25