Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity

  • by Dr. Jean Porter
  • Narrated by Ben Kingsley
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christianity arose within the social and spiritual dislocation of the Roman Empire. Jesus, perceived by authorities as a threat to public stability, was executed in about 30 CE; his crucifixion and belief in his resurrection became a defining symbol for world-wide Christian religion. The fall of Rome led to a divided Roman Empire and eventually a divided church. Though Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches share virtually the same canon of scriptures, they have diverged through the centuries as each embraced different ideas about worship, ethics, and relations to politics and culture. The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world's great religious traditions. It also describes a religion's way of understanding scripture, identifies its outstanding thinkers, and discusses its attitude and relationship to society.

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very basic overview

the book was over in a flash. it's too general and doesn't give alot of info about Catholic and Orthodox churches. the title should have indicated this somehow.
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- Steven Mastrogiacomo

Interesting historical discussion, but not great.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Interesting discussion of the origins of Orthodox Christianity relative to Catholicism.


Would you recommend Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity to your friends? Why or why not?

No. It is not the best book I have read on religion and religious history.


What three words best describe Ben Kingsley’s voice?

Clear.


Was Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity worth the listening time?

Yes.


Any additional comments?

No

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- Dylan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.