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The Ancient Oriental Churches

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246955.003.0057

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Ancient Oriental Churches

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Discusses missionary activity and the creation of churches outside the boundaries of the Roman Empire during the first centuries of Christianity. The subjects covered include Armenia, Persia, the Nestorian Church in Syria, the Iberian Church in Georgia, Christianity among the Arabs, the Copts of the Nile valley, and the Church of Ethiopia. All were detached from the doctrines and customs normative in the Greek churches, but not all were Monophysite.

Keywords: Arabs; Armenian Church; Copts; Ethiopia; Georgia; Nestorian Church; Persia

Chapter.  2272 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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