Byzantine Orthodoxies: Papers from the Thirty-sixth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, University of Durham, 23-25 March 2002

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Andrew Louth, Augustine Casiday
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - History - 236 pages
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The Byzantine Empire - the Christianized Roman Empire - very soon defined itself in terms of correct theological belief, 'orthodoxy'. The terms of this belief were hammered out, for the most part, by bishops, but doctrinal decisions were made in councils called by the Emperors, many of whom involved themselves directly in the definition of 'orthodoxy'. Iconoclasm was an example of such imperial involvement, as was the final overthrow of iconoclasm. That controversy ensured that questions of Christian art were also seen by Byzantines as implicated in the question of orthodoxy. The papers gathered in this volume derive from those presented at the 36th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Durham, March 2002. They discuss how orthodoxy was defined, and the different interests that it represented; how orthodoxy was expressed in art and the music of the liturgy; and how orthodoxy helped shape the Byzantine Empire's sense of its own identity, an identity defined against the 'other' - Jews, heretics and, especially from the turn of the first millennium, the Latin West. These considerations raise wider questions about the way in which societies and groups use world-views and issues of bel
 

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Contents

Andrew Louth Introduction
1
John Behr The question of Nicene Orthodoxy
15
Caroline Mace Gregory of Nazianzus
27
Dirk Krausmiiller TheotokosDiadochos
35
Patricia KarlinHayter Methodios and his synod
55
Norman Russell Prochoros Cydones
75
Liz James and the Word was with
103
Dimitra Kotoula The British Museum
121
Alexander Lingas Medieval Byzantine chant
131
Archimandrite Ephrem
151
Nicholas de Lange Can we speak of Jewish
167
Tia M Kolbaba The Orthodoxy of the Latins
199
Epilogue
215
Index
229
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Andrew Louth is Professor and Augustine Casiday is Leverhulme Fellow, both in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham, UK.

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