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I. The Orthodox Icon
1. The Role of Icons in Orthodox Piety
2. The "Strangeness" of Icons
3. The Dogmatic Nature of Icons
4. The Theology of Icons
5. The Icon "Not Made by Hands."
6. Icon and Liturgy
7. Liturgy and the Consecration of Icons
8. Principal Types of Icons and their Place in Dogma
Christ Icons
Icons of the Holy Trinity
Icons of the Mother of God
Icons of Saints
Scenic Icons
Establishment of the Rules of Icon Painting
Icons and Dogma
II. Liturgy and Sacraments
1. The Liturgy
The Celestial Wedding Supper in the Preaching of Jesus
Jesus' Last Supper
The Breaking of Bread, and the Epiphanies of the Resurrected Christ
The Paschal Rejoicing
Coordination of the Liturgy in the Byzantine Imperial Church
The Liturgical Gestures
The Liturgical Vestments
2. The Sacraments
Nature and Number of the Sacraments
The Eucharist as a Mystery Play
The Divine Presence
Eucharist and Congregation
III. Dogma
1. General Remarks
Orthodox Dogma and the Greek Spirit
Dogma as the Expression of the Mind of the Church
Dogma and Liturgy
2. Orthodox and Roman-Catholic Ideas of Dogma
Occidental Christianity
Orthodox Christianity
The Dogmatic Position of the Mother of God
IV. Constitution of the Orthodox Church
1. The Origin of the Canon Law
2. The three Bulwarks Against Heresy
The Apostolic Canon
The Apostolic Creed
The Apostolic Succession of Bishops
3. The Sources of Canon Law
4. The Constitutional Principle of the Church
V. National Churches, Schismatic Churches, Emigrant Churches
1. Organizational Diversity of the Orthodox Church
2. Principles of Organization
Linguistic and National Organization
Political Factors in Church Organizations
3. The Old "Schismatic" Churches
The Nestorian Church
The Monophysite Churches
Centralism in the Orthodox Church
The Position of the Ecumenical Patriarch
The Emigrant Orthodox Churches
VI. Monasticism
1. Beginnings of Monasticism
2. Eremitism
3. Monasteries
4. Difference between Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Monasticism
5. Monasticism in the Byzantine Church
6. Russian Monasticism
Eremitism and Cave Monasteries
Founders' Monasteries
7. Orthodox Monasticism Today
Principal Types
Attitude toward Learning
8. Russian Staretsism
9. Monasticism and Mysticism
Beginnings of the Teutonic Mission
5. The Mission to the Slavs of Cyril and Methodius
6. The Mission among the East Slavs
The Mission in Northeastern Russia
Colonization in Northeastern Russia
7. Spread of the Russian Orthodox Church
Missionary Work before the Tatar Invasion
After the Tatar Invasion
The Anchorite Movement
8. The Russian Church in the Time of the Mongols
Russia between Rome and the Mongols
The Prince Alexander Nevsky
Collapse of the Union with Rome
Missionary Work in Siberia and Alaska
9. The Nestorian Mission on Asiatic Soil
The Persian Church and Its Missionary Work
The Nestorian Mission in the Mongol Empire
Mongol Negotiations with Rome
Christian Influences at the Court of the Mongol Khans
VIII. Orthodox Culture
1. The Orthodox Culture
The Absence of Sculpture from Ecclesiastical Art
Icon Painting and Mosaics
Mural Painting
Metallic Adornment of Icons
Minor Arts and Crafts
2. Flourishing of Liturgy
3. Ascendancy of Choral Singing
The Dogmatic Justification
The Ascendancy of Choral Singing
IX. The Ethical Ideas of Orthodoxy
1. Inadequacy of Research
2. The Ethics of Love
3. The Social Problem
4. Ideas of Social Reform in Russia
The Lower Clergy
Ideas of Social Reform in Russia in the Revolution of 1917
Sobornost and the Idea of Community
Sobornost and Mir
5. The Social Activity of the Church in Greece
X. The Political Ideas of Orthodoxy
1. Eusebius of Caesarea and Ecclesiastical Statism
Constantine as the Prototype of the Christian Emperor
Emperor and Patriarch
2. Augustine and Roman Ecclesiasticism
The Roman Church as Successor to the Imperium Romanum
3. Evolution of the Byzantine System among the Slavs
4. The Byzantine versus the Muscovite System
5. Peter The Great
XI. Rome, Byzantium, Moscow
1. Byzantium and Rome
Byzantium, the "New Rome."
The schism of Rome
Dispute over the Primacy
2. Moscow and Rome
Moscow, the "Third Rome
The Transfer of the Imperial Eagle from Byzantium to Moscow
The Russian Tsar — the "New Constantine
The Letters of Filofey
The Patriarchate of Moscow
XII. Russia and Europe
1. Russia as Part of Europe
The Duchy of Kiev
Muscovy "Bulwark of Christendom."
The Burning of Moscow
The Slavophiles
2. Dividing Factors
Rome's Battle against the Slavic Liturgy
The Crusades
The Effects of the Tatar Occupation
"The Time of Troubles."
XIII. Orthodoxy Today
Relationship to the Reformed Churches
The Era of Peter the Great
The Holy Alliance
Relationship to the Anglican Church
Oppositions to the ecumenical movement
XIV. Greatness and Weakness of Orthodoxy
The Strength of Orthodoxy
The Weaknesses of Orthodoxy
Nationalism (Phyletism)
Renunciation of the "World."
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