The Legacy of St. Vladimir : Byzantium, Russia, America /
edited by J. Breck, J. Meyendorff, and E. Silk.
Crestwood, NY : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1990.
vi, 280 p. ; 23 cm.
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Crestwood, NY : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1990.
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"Papers presented at a symposium commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Crestwood, NY, September 27-October 1, 1988."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Since the first centuries of the Christian era, Eastern Christianity has expanded through the various cultures of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, using a variety of languages in its worship and thus allowing native peoples to accept Christianity as their own. Most significant in this expansion was the "Baptism of Rus'" which occurred in 988 A.D., as St. Vladimir, prince of Kiev, made Byzantine Orthodox Christianity the official religion of his realm. From Russia, through Alaska, Orthodox Christianity came to North America as well. The missionary dimension of this entire development inspired the dedication of an Orthodox graduate school of theology to St. Vladimir in 1938. These twenty papers, written by a diverse group of internationally known theologians, historians, pastors and musicologists, were presented at an academic symposium held in September 1988 in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of St. Vladimir's Seminary. They provide a fascinating picture of the historical, theological, social and spiritual developments which led Orthodox Christians from Byzantium to the modern world. Book jacket.
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Twenty essays by a diverse group of theologians, musicians, historians and musicologists, on the historical, theological, social and spiritual developments which brought Orthodoxy from Byzantium to the modern world.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introduction: From Byzantium to the New Worldp. 1
Byzantine Orthodoxy on Russian Soil
The Legacy of SS Cyril and Methodiusp. 23
Byzantium after Byzantiump. 31
St Vladimir as a Christianp. 41
Under Pressure from the Pagans?--The Mongols and the Russian Churchp. 47
The Byzantine Legacy in Slavonic Chantp. 57
Liturgical Singing Or Sacred Music?: Understanding the Aesthetic of the New Russian Choral Musicp. 69
The Modern Russian Church: Continuities and Discontinuities
Filaret of Moscow as an Asceticp. 81
The Liberal Tradition in Russian Orthodox Theologyp. 93
Reform Projects of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Beginning of the XXth Centuryp. 107
Orthodox Theology Today
Orthodoxy and the Bible Todayp. 141
Orthodox Theology in the West: The Reformationp. 159
The Orthodox Witness in the Ecumenical Movementp. 167
Spirituality: East and Westp. 179
The Holy Spirit in the Churchp. 197
On Ecclesial Conciliarityp. 209
Orthodoxy in America
Russian Americap. 229
Orthodoxy and the Evolution of Aleut Culturep. 243
On Church Tradition and Missionary Experiencep. 259
Patriarch Tikhon: A Vision of Orthodox Mission in the New Worldp. 267
Index of Namesp. 275
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