Sunday, December 4, 2011

Orientalism and Oriental studies

Orientalism or Oriental studies are one of the studies that took an important place in modern history, where the East, and specifically the Middle East Is the starting place for the most important civilizations, and the cradle of three religions, which is called: the heavenly religions.
 And to our current time, it constitute a source of controversy and concern in many cases,
 whereas that we Orthodox Church, which mean eastern Church, and we are through the Faculty of Theology, we have decided to expand in the studies to include Oriental studies and researchs.
in our new section the Oriental researchs, we will provides researchs and studies on the oriental religious ( Jewish, Christian and Islam), and focusing on three points
1- Prophecies and Old testament's events
2- the Patristic heritage from 33 AD until fall of Byzantine Empire. include the sacred tradition, book of Acts. and ecclesiastic art.
3-  Islamic's customs and traditions, the system of succession, and what came of the conquest

Editor: Rev.Spyridon Tanous
Orthodox Patristic Church- Sweden