Christ in Eastern Christian Thought

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By Fr. John Meyendorff

This major study of Byzantine Christology is at the same time a study of the Orthodox understanding of man and his salvation. Focusing on the concept of hypostasis or "person," Meyendorff states that "man is truly man when he participates in divine life...[and] this participation in no way diminishes his authentically human existence, human energy, and will."

About the Author:  Fr John Meyendorff (+ 1992) was Dean and Professor of Church History and Patristics at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books on church history, Byzantine studies, patristics, and ecumenical issues.