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Meyendorff, John 1926-1992

Works: 265 works in 1,101 publications in 13 languages and 16,231 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Controversial literature  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Contributor, Performer, Translator, Speaker
Classifications: BV4490, 281.9
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Most widely held works by John Meyendorff
Christian spirituality : origins to the twelfth century by Louis K Dupré( Book )

95 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 3,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multivolume series with more than 500 contributing scholars worldwide, presenting the spiritual wisdom of the human race in its historical unfolding, from prehistoric times, through the great religions to the meeting of traditions at the present
The Orthodox Church : its past and its role in the world today by John Meyendorff( Book )

80 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantine theology : historical trends and doctrinal themes by John Meyendorff( Book )

83 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synthesis of Byzantine Christian thought, where the reader is guided through its complexities to an understanding of Byzantium: its view of man and his destiny of 'deification'; its ability to transcend the 'Western captivity'; its survival under quite adverse historical circumstances. In the end he may well find himself receptive to the basic positions of Byzantine thought, which have attained, in this time of need for the re-integration of Christianity itself, a surprising contemporary relevance
Christ in Eastern Christian thought by John Meyendorff( Book )

40 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triads by Gregory Palamas( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Gregory Palamas and orthodox spirituality by John Meyendorff( Book )

50 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This richly documented and lavishly illustrated study of Orthodox spirituality traces the development of "Orthodox mysticism" from the desert fathers through the patristic tradition to Byzantine hesychasm and its heritage in Russian monasticism. It shows how the work of Palamas transcends the limits of one school of spirituality and renews in its deepest essence the life of the Christian Mystery."-- Book jacket
Byzantium and the rise of Russia : a study of Byzantino-Russian relations in the fourteenth century by John Meyendorff( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Russia is often considered as if that immense country had always been an isolated continent. However, at the time of its rise as a nation, it was politically a province of the Mongol Empire, whose capital was in Central Asia; and ecclesiastically, it was a dependency of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople, or Byzantium. This book describes the role of Byzantine (predominantly ecclesiastical) diplomacy in the emergence of Moscow as the capital of Russia in the fourteenth century, and the cultural, religious and political ties which connected the Northern periphery of the Byzantine Orthodox 'Commonwealth' with its centre in Constantinople. After 1370, the religious and monastic revival in Byzantium and the weakening of Mongol power provided an orientation to the policies of the Orthodox church in Russia: towards supra-national unity, spiritual and artistic achievements, and political reconciliation between principalities
A study of Gregory Palamas by John Meyendorff( Book )

47 editions published between 1959 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primacy of Peter by John Meyendorff( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 1992 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial unity and Christian divisions : the church, 450-680 AD by John Meyendorff( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orthodoxy and catholicity by John Meyendorff( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Byzantine legacy in the Orthodox Church by John Meyendorff( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage : an Orthodox perspective by John Meyendorff( Book )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study on Christian marriage is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand the Orthodox perspective on marriage. The author examines marriage in the Church from the contexts of Judaism and the New Testament, the early church and Roman law, sacramental life, and contemporary society. Specific issues discussed include: second marriages, "mixed" marriages, divorce, abortion, family planning and responsible parenthood, married clergy, celibacy, and the monastic life. Includes text of the Orthodox marriage service
The Christian East and the rise of the papacy : the Church 1071-1453 A.D. by Aristeides Papadakis( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living tradition : orthodox witness in the contemporary world by John Meyendorff( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholicity and the church by John Meyendorff( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on historical theology : essays in memory of John Meyendorff( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the Greatest Ecclesiastical historians of the twentieth century, John Meyendorff held the underlying conviction throughout his career that "there was and is an uninterrupted, consistent, and continuous holy tradition of faith held by the church throughout the centuries." Identifying that core of apostolic tradition, however, is seldom easy." "This collection of essays in Meyendorff's honor carries forward his conviction by exploring the apostolic tradition from a variety of angles, periods, and disciplines. A distinguished team of international scholars offers new perspectives on historical theology by examining continuity and change in the history of Christian thought through fresh interpretations of Scripture, theology, liturgy, and spirituality. Classical themes and contemporary challenges are brought together to speak compellingly to the needs of Christianity today."--Jacket
Rome, Constantinople, Moscow : historical and theological studies by John Meyendorff( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when relations between East and West have suffered numerous setbacks - in the former Soviet Union, in the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere - Meyendorff calls upon theologians to remain ecumenical in their theology. What is really at stake, he affirms, "is not the preservation of cultural categories shaped in the distant past, but the true 'catholicity' of the Christian message for the world today."
Salvation in Christ : a Lutheran-Orthodox dialogue by John Meyendorff( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major papers from the second round of Lutheran-Orthodox dialogue, begun in 1983, and sponsored by the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. First round was held between 1967 and 1969
The Legacy of St. Vladimir : Byzantium, Russia, America( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Christian spirituality : origins to the twelfth century
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Ivan Mejendorf

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John Meyendorff Russisch kerkhistoricus (1926-1992)

Magientorph, Iōannēs 1926-1992

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Meǐendorf, Ioann Feofilovich 1926-1992

Meiendorf, Ivan.

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Meïendorf, Ivan Feofilovitch

Meïendorf, Ivan Feofilovitch 1926-1992

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The Orthodox Church : its past and its role in the world todayByzantine theology : historical trends and doctrinal themesChrist in Eastern Christian thoughtThe triadsSt. Gregory Palamas and orthodox spiritualityByzantium and the rise of Russia : a study of Byzantino-Russian relations in the fourteenth centuryA study of Gregory PalamasThe primacy of Peter