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13 - Introduction to the Christians of the Middle East and Eastern Christianity in EuropeAntoine Fleyfel et Pavlo Smytsnyuk
First section (Antoine Fleyfel)
I. The birth of Eastern Christianity : the Pentarchy
II. From the Church of Persia to the Assyrian communities
III. The Monophysite crisis : the Coptic, Armenian and Syriac churches
IV. Constantinople and the Orthodox Patriarchates: Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem
V. The Eastern Catholic Churches: Maronites, Melkites, Copts, Armenians, Chaldeans and Syriacs
VI. The challenges of the Christian presence in the Middle East
Second section (Pavlo Smytsnyuk)
VII. Byzantine Christianity in Eastern Europe (Cyril and Methodius mission; Baptism of Russia)
VIII. The Orthodox and Eastern Catholics in Early modern age: uneasy relationship IX. The Russian Orthodox Church. History. Three Portraits : Vladimir Soloviev; Patriarch Tikhon; Nikodim Rotov
X. Eastern Catholics in 20th century. Ukraine. Case of Andrei Sheptytsky
XI. Russian Diaspora theology : Sergei Bulgakov, Nicolas Afanassieff, George Florovsky
XII. Eastern Europe as a religious and geo-political battlefield between East and West. Post-Soviet Orthodoxy between Constantinople and Moscow. Ecumenical relation
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