Catholicism & Orthodox Christianity

This book explores the origins, practices, rituals, and historical development of Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity, tracing their journey from the early Medieval Era to their roles in the contemporary world. Additionally, the book delves into topics such as the unity and organization of the churches, the Pope’s role in Christian ecumenism, the encounter with new challenges, Christian art and architecture, and the issue of abortion within the framework of Catholic and Orthodox doctrines.

Since the dawn of civilization over ten thousand years ago, religion has played a significant role in shaping human history. Presently, more than half of the world’s population adheres to one of the major religions, each with its own unique practices and rituals.

As societies become increasingly diverse in terms of ethnicity and culture, a multitude of religions coexist and practice their rituals side by side. It is therefore crucial for us to strive to learn about world religions to the best of our abilities.

This series of books offers a straightforward and accessible introduction to the major world religions and present-day religious institutions. Through a simple and comprehensible language, the books cover various aspects, including the geographical dispersion, origins and historical development, core beliefs, rituals, holy sites, and contributions to world civilization.

The text is complemented by additional features such as side columns, maps, fact lists, glossaries, bibliographies, suggestions for further reading, and indexes. These elements are designed to enhance the reader’s understanding and provide easy access to a comprehensive comprehension of the subject matter


Khaled Anatolios, Stephen F. Brown


Seyyed Hassan Eslami

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Hard cover

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