Excerpts from“The Orthodox Churchin the Byzantine Empire”By J. M. HusseyClarendon Press Oxford(Please get the full version of this book at your bookstore)Content:Introduction.Part I. Challenge and Response within the Historical Framework.I 1. The Christological Problem in the Early Middle Ages.1. The seventh-century watershed in the Byzantine Empire 2. The theological background to sev-enth-century monotheletism. 3. Monenergism and monotheletism against a background of impe-rial crisis. 4. The Quinisextum council (691-692) 30II. The Iconoclast Controversy 726-843.1. The North Syrian rulers: the first phase 726-787. The background to the eighth-century crisis.The opening conflict under Leo III. 2. The first restoration of the icons. The Empress Irene andthe council of Nicaea (787). Conflicting currents 787-843. Irene and Constantine VI. NicephorusI, Michael I, and the Patriarch Nicephorus (802-813). 3. The second phase of iconoclasm. 4. Therestoration of orthodoxy in 843: the Synodicon. 5. The significance of the controversy overicons.III. The Age of Photius (843-886).1. Patriarch Methodius (843-847): the first patriarchate of Ignatius (847-858). 2. Photius's firstpatriarchate (858-867). 3. Ignatius's second patriarchate (867-877): the council of Constantinople(869-870). 4. Photius's second patriarchate (877-886): the council of 879-880: the alleged secondPhotian schism. 5. Photius — churchman and humanist. 6. Byzantine missionary activities in theearly middle ages.IV. Leo VI's Dilemma: Nicholas Mysticus and Euthymius (886-925).1. Leo VI: the Emperor's fourth marriage. 2. Nicholas I's second patriarchate (912-925); the in-terdependence of church and state.V. The Patriarchate 925-1025: the Predominance of Constantinople.1. Cooperation and criticism 925-970. 2. The imperial advance in the East: the Muslims and thenon- Chalcedonian Churches. 3. Caucasian and North Pontic regions: Russia. 4. Byzantium andSouth Italy.VI. Increasing Pressures on Constantinople and the Widening Gap 1025-1204.1. Impending threats. 2. Patriarchs (1025-1081). 3. 1081: a new era or continuity? 4. Philoso-phers and theologians: individual heretics: ecclesiastical currents. 5. The dualist heresies. 6. Re-lations with the West.
VII 1. The Effects of the Fourth Crusade 1204-1261.1. The patriarchate of Constantinople 1204-1261: the Latins in occupation. 2. Ecclesiastical orga-nization within the various Latin conquests. 3.Thirteenth century rival Byzantine churches:Nicaea and Epirus. 4. The Nicaean Empire and Rome.VIII. Contacts: Failure and Achievement 1258-1453.1.Michael VIII Palaeologus and the papacy: Byzantine doubts concerning union 1258-1274. 2. Michael VIII and the council of Lyons II (1274). 3. Byzantine reaction to theunion 1274-1282. 4. Andronicus II: internal problems: Josephites and Arsenites: repudia-tion of the union. 5. Patriarch Athanasius I and his immediate successors. 6. Renewedcontacts with the West under Andronicus II and Andronicus III. 7. Palamite problems. 8.