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Orthodox Churches
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I. Church History – II. The Branches of Orthodoxy – III. Orthodoxy throughout the World – IV. History of Orthodox Theology

I. Church History

1. Terminology.

The term orthodox (cf. also Orthodoxy: I) goes back to Hellenistic Judaism. Flavius Josephus, for example, commends τὴν ὀρϑὴν δόξαν περὶ Θεοῦ/tḗn orthḗn dóxan perí Theoú instead of Greek myths and reports that the Essenes viewed other Jews as ἑτερόδοξοι/heteródoxoi (Apio…

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Hauptmann, Peter, Thöle, Reinhard and Felmy, Karl Christian, “Orthodox Churches”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024210>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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