Paperback edition of Pantokrator: An Introduction to Orthodoxy now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Pantokrator: An Introduction to Orthodoxy by Trevor Curnow.
Although most people think of Greek philosophy as “Western”, its religion is commonly referred to as “Eastern”. For those who have not spent time in countries where Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religion, it can seem exotic and alien. Even those who visit these countries can come away with little understanding of it. Pantokrator: an Introduction to Orthodoxy helps those unfamiliar with Orthodoxy to become acquainted with the history of the Orthodox Church, what it teaches, how it is structured, and how it differs from other churches. There is also a brief guide to the architecture and internal design and decoration of Orthodox churches. Because monasticism plays an important role in the life of the Orthodox Church, an account is given of the monastic life. This is illustrated with reference to how that life is lived on Mount Athos, an enclave within Greece run entirely by monks. The history and organisation of the Holy Mountain, as Athos is called, is explained in general terms with a more detailed account of one of its monasteries, Pantokrator.
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About the Author
Trevor Curnow is Reader in Philosophy at St Martin’s College, Lancaster. His previous publications include Wisdom, Intuition and Ethics (Ashgate, 1999), Thinking through Dialogue (Practical Philosophy Press, 2001), The Oracles of the Ancient World (Duckworth, 2004), The Philosophers of the Ancient World: an A to Z guide (Duckworth, 2006) and Ancient Philosophy and Everyday Life (Cambridge Scholars, 2006). He is a regular visitor to Mount Athos.