Skip to Main Content

Eastern Christian Spirituality: Getting Started

Orthodox Cross in Hand

(Serbian tzar Stefan Uroš IV Dušan of Serbia with his wife Jelena (not shown), middle of XIV century, monastery Lesnovo, Republic of Macedonia)

Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Map Collections

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Reference Resources

The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity, edited by Ken Parry, 2007

Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, New York Oxford University Press, 2009

New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, editor Robert Benedetto, 2008

The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, John Anthony McGuckin, 2011

Dictionnaire de spiritualité ascétique et mystique, doctrine et histoire, publié sous la direction de Marcel Viller, S.J., assisté de F. Cavallera, et J. de Guibert, S.J., avec la concours d'un grand nombre de collaborateurs ...

Butler's Lives of the Saints, Butler, Alban, 1711 - 1773

Eastern Christianity:  a Bibliography Selected from the ATLA Religion Database, edited by Paul D. Petersen; Ruth F. Frazer, general editor, 1984

Eastern Orthodoxy: a Selected Bibliography, developed and maintained by Tina Demetracopoulos, Georgia State University

Oxford Early Christian Studies, Oxford University Press

The Christian Tradition, vol. 2: The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600 - 1700) by J. Pelikan

The Eastern Orthodox Church:  it's life and thought, by Ernst Benz

Related Guides

Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, Dr. Ernest Zitser, Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies, International & Area Studies (IAS)

Islam and Orthodoxy, Dr. Ernest Zitser, Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies, International & Area Studies (IAS)

Middle East & Islamic Studies, Christof Galli, Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian/Int'l Documents Librarian, International Area Studies (IAS)


Bibliotheca Alexandrina, The New Library of Alexandria, Egypt

University Library, Cairo University, Cairo

Libraries and Learning Technologies, American University in Cairo

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Danette Pachtner
My location:
Call me: 919.660.5886
Lilly Library
Room 108
East Campus
Email me
My areas:
Film, Video & Digital Media; Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies; Theater Studies

Internet Resources

Directory of Orthodox Internet Resources (

Index of Christian Art (Princeton University)

Museum of Russian Icons (Founded in 2006 [Massachusetts] by Gordon B. Lankton)

Early Church Fathers, (Christian Classics Ethereal Library)

Alaskan Digital Archives (A collaborative effort initiated by the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Alaska State Library in Juneau)

Eastern Orthodoxy: A Select Bibliography, by Tina Demetlacopoulos (Georgia State University)

Paradosis, Oxford Christian Theological Texts at the University of Virginia

Dictionary of Orthodox Terminology

Slavic Bible