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Light Through Darkness: The Orthodox Tradition

Author(s):   John Chryssavgis
Publisher:   Orbis Books (2004)
Format:   Paperback
Copies:   1 copy available
Product Info:   Overview
The spirituality of the Christian East is often identified with beautiful icons, elaborate liturgy, a way of perfection as deification, and the vision of God as light. But martyrdom is part and parcel of the Orthodox way, and its spirituality is profoundly marked by the reality of pain and tears. This fascinating study finds a deeper insight at the heart of Orthodox tradition: the idea of brokenness and darkness as the only way to healing and light, the idea of imperfection as the only way to salvation. Light Through Darkness serves as the ideal introduction to an understanding of the Orthodox tradition, whether early, Byzantine, medieval or contemporary, and in whichever of its cultural and national expressions.