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The Orthodox Church

Metropolitan KALLISTOS (Ware)
Trans. by TIAN Yuan

Script: Traditional Chinese
Publisher: Logos and Pneuma Press
Date: March 2013
Format/Pages: Softcover/334 pp
ISBN: 9789628911868
Availability: ship from Hong Kong
Price: $16.99 USD (102 RMB; 128 HKD)


This first Chinese translation published by the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies in Hong Kong from the 1997 English edition of The Orthodox Church by Metropolitan Kallistos (born Timothy Ware) of Diokleia is funded in part by the Virginiah H. Farah Foundation and Cottonwood Foundation.

The Orthodox Church is a clear, detailed introduction to the Orthodox Church written for the non-Orthodox as well as for Orthodox Christians who wish to know more about their own tradition. Since its first publication more than 30 years ago, Ware's book has become established throughout the English-speaking world as the standard introduction to the Orthodox Church. In this newly revised and updated edition he explains the Orthodox views on such widely ranging matters as the ecumenical councils, sacraments, free will, purgatory, the papacy, and relations between the different Orthodox churches. In part one he describes the history of the Eastern church. In part two he explains the beliefs and worship of the Orthodox Church today. He discusses the possibility of reunion between East and West and in this new edition he discusses the situation confronting Eastern Christians since the collapse of communism.

Ware (b. 1934), also known as His Excellency, the Most Reverend Kallistos of Diokleia, is an titular metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the United Kingdom. From 1966 to 2001, he was Spalding Lecturer of Eastern Orthodox Studies at Oxford University, and has authored numerous books and articles pertaining to the Orthodox Christian faith.

OFASC Theological Review

This Chinese translation has been reviewed for Orthodox editorial integrity and approved by the OFASC Commission on Translation (5-1-231212).