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The Ascent of Christian Law: Patristic and Byzanti&hellip by John Anthony McGuckin
Regardless of the recent influx of books on the development of Orthodox Tradition becoming available in English, the topic of the Canon Tradition remains an area which is sparcely covered in great detail. Most introductions to Orthodox Christianity will cover the Oecumenical Councils and definition of Canon but will not go much further in covering the vast history of the topic.

McGuckin has stepped in to fill this void and has done so in a manner suiting the complexity of the subject matter. The Ascent of Christian Law is a must for any student of Canonology or reader of the subject. The book is very readable, regardless of the depth of your understanding, and covers both East… Read more
Sweeter Than Honey: Orthodox Thinking on Dogma and&hellip by Peter Bouteneff
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Sweeter than Honey: Orthodox Thinking on Dogma and Truth

By Dr. Peter Bouteneff

ISBN: 978-0881413076

Price 6.58 (Amazon Kindle Store)

As a book which I picked up purely as a timepass during a recent trip to Trivandrum, Bouteneff's most commonly known work turned out to be a worthwhile investment and one which I finished before the plane even took off. I am a fan of Bouteneff's academically honest writings and accessable writing style, but this book can easily be read and respected by Theology readers across the spectrum.

The book comprises of two sections, one which deals with the Philosophical complexities of defining truth, the other… Read more
Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt 1218&hellip by Kurt Werthmuller
4.0 out of 5 stars Good resource, 6 Aug 2013
Considering the very small amount of academic material available in english, we are lucky to have writers like Kurt Werthmuller.

Werthmuller's book given a concisely detailed analysis of the situation of the Coptic Church during the Papacy of Cyril Ibn laklak. It uses sources from the era and looks at the situation in the context of the wider Islamic rule of Egypt.

I would give the book 5* though find Werthmuller's coverage of some aspects of Cyril's Papacy to be lacking in academic support, though the sources he uses support his conclusion well.

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