Item No. 000682
This is the redesigned edition of this set, released March, 2016.
Introductory handbooks on Orthodox Faith and life. Presented in brief chapters, this series is excellent for quick reference or study, and provides valuable teaching material for both teens and adults.
Vol. 1 Doctrine & Scripture
Vol. 2 Worship
Vol. 3 Church History (expanded text)
Vol. 4 Spirituality
Sold only as a set.
How is this edition different from the earlier "Rainbow" set?
"The reformatted Volume One now includes Father Thomas’s original content on church doctrine and Scripture, and treats them as a unified body of knowledge,” said Michael Soroka, associate editor at SVS Press. “In the original series, the scriptural content appeared in Volume Three and was combined with content on church history,” he explained. “But, because we significantly expanded our church history content, and because Father Thomas himself always insisted upon the unity of doctrine and Scripture, we reorganized the series in this manner.”
Dr. David C. Ford, professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, authored the new material in Volume Three, now simply titled, Church History. Designing it as an introductory textbook on a high school reading level, suitable for a parish class, he devotes each chapter to one century of church history and thus provides concise, essential bases for understanding the broad contours of Orthodox Christian history.
About the author:
Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko (1939–2015) was professor of dogmatic theology and served as dean of St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Alongside his numerous books and articles, Fr. Thomas was also renowned as a gifted speaker and homilist.
Author / Editor: Fr. Thomas Hopko
Format: Paperback (4 volume set)
Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches
Publisher: Other Publisher
AFP SKU: 000682
Retail Price: $55.00