The fact of the matter is that the IDC conference may mark the beginning of the end for the West's affinity for Eastern Christianity
While the Summit engaged the complex, nuanced, and sensitive issues related to the survival of Middle Eastern Christianity
, the larger purpose of unity was achieved.
197-202), Western historiography, either of the sciences or relations between the sciences and Eastern Christianity
, is very poor.
Founded in 1225 by a monk from Mount Athos in Greece, it thrived for centuries in a region contested by three religions: Western and Eastern Christianity
About the time readers come to terms with Walls's marvelous picture of the expansion of Eastern Christianity
, he delivers a sobering word of caution: "If we look at the eastward as well as the westward Christian movement, and look at it on the grids of the Persian and Chinese Empires as well as on that of the Roman Empire, it is evident that there was almost a millennium and a half of Christian history in Asia before ever Western Christian missions to Asia began.
This may seem inconsistent to us today, seeing as the earliest justifications of infant baptism before Augustine, especially in Eastern Christianity
, defended it in spite of the absence of sin in children, let alone guilt for Adamic sin.
The first consultation took place in Bucharest, Romania in June and was co-organized by the Institute for Theology and Peace (Germany), the WCC, the Institute for Peace Studies in Eastern Christianity
(USA) and the Patriarchate of the Romanian Orthodox churches.
For the latter (although the two editors do provide a survey of the history of Orthodoxy from the beginnings to the present day) one might also turn to the relevant volumes of the Cambridge History of Christianity, especially volume 5, Eastern Christianity
, edited by Michael Angold (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Thus far, the rapid erosion of Middle Eastern Christianity
has drawn little notice from the outside world.
In fact, the expression Western culture originally denoted this distinction between Western Christianity and Eastern Christianity
Miller -- who had helped Dalrymple edit City of Djinns -- admitted that his favourite Dalrymple wasn't one of his Delhi books, but From the Holy Mountain which appeared in 1997, an elegy to the slowly dying civilisation of Eastern Christianity
The Encounter of Eastern Christianity
and Early Islam.