This rather arbitrary term is customarily used
for all forms of Christianity which do not trace
their major roots to the Latin-speaking Western
half of the Roman Empire:
Even excluding the last entry, these various groups
are quite distinct, and none are confined any longer to
- Chalcedonian "Eastern Orthodox" Churches (Greek, Russian, etc.)
Non-Chalcedonian "Oriental Orthodox" Churches
(Coptic, Armenian, etc.)
- The "Nestorian Church of the East"
- "Eastern Rite" Churches of many unrelated
kinds in communion with Rome
- Non-traditional Christian sects which have arisen
in Asia in modern times
Norman Hugh Redington
- Aziz S. Atiya:
History of Eastern Christianity, (1968).
University of Notre Dame, 1968.
- Ignace Dick:
What is the Christian Orient? (1965).
Westminster, Md.: Newman, 1967.
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