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O'Mahony, Anthony (2016) '... again to breathe fully from two lungs': Eastern Catholic Encounters with History and Ecclesiology. The Downside Review, 134 (4), pp. 107-118. [Journal Article]

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1177/0012580616669459
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    The Eastern Catholic churches have a distinct history and ecclesiology; which is the consequence of often being located on the frontier between Western and Eastern Christianity. The 23 Eastern Catholic churches represent a unique oecumene of theological, spiritual and linguistic traditions and cultures - Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopic, Syriac and Byzantine. These traditions are little known despite their continuing significance and importance. The Russian poet and scholar Vjaceslav Ivanov (1866-1949) created the concept that the Christian Church needed to ‘…again to breathe fully from two lungs’. This paper engages with certain aspects of the history and ecclesiology of the Eastern Catholic churches in the context of modern Europe.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: The Downside Review
    Keywords: Eastern Catholic Churches, ecclesiology, ecumenicism, Eastern Christianity
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Vicky Rowley
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2017 09:23
    Last Modified: 06 Jan 2017 09:23
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2469

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