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The splendid Cambridge History of Christianity rolls on with this wide-ranging and authoritative treatment of the Eastern Orthodox churches. It is distinguished by both its chronological range (from the first centuries to the present) and its geographical breadth (Armenian, Ethiopian, Coptic, Syriac and other churches, as well as the Greek and Russian).

Brockey’s great success with this authoritative study is showing how important the “assistance” of Chinese catechists and other lay helpers was for the ability of European Jesuits to carry out their extraordinary cross-cultural mission. It is a model for using European sources to spotlight the indigenous character of new Christian movements.

 

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