The Bible in the Eastern Churches

George Bebawi

in The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780198601180
Published online April 2009 |
 The Bible in the Eastern Churches

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The two communities of eastern Christianity are the Chalcedonian and the non-Chalcedonian Orthodox churches. Greek, Russian, Romanian, Coptic, Syrian, Indian, Armenian, and Ethiopian churches form the bulk of eastern Christians. This chapter examines the common features between the biblical scholars of the eastern churches. Topics discussed include the Bible and worship, the transformation of the historical meaning of the text, the Bible and monasticism, and the Bible in contemporary eastern Christianity.

Keywords: eastern Christianity; Bible; biblical scholars; worship; monasticism

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Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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