Lev Krevza’s A Defense of Church Unity (1617), on the Uniate side, and Zaxarija Kopystens’kyj’s Palinodia (1621), a monumental defense of the Eastern Church, are arguably the most erudite, comprehensive, and persuasive works on the ecclesiastical debate between these two groups. This two-volume work illuminates the intense struggle ignited when, at the time of the Union of Brest (1596), a large part of the Ruthenian ecclesiastical hierarchy declared itself in communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Bohdan Struminski provides English translations from the original Ruthenian and Middle Polish texts.
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English Translations 3
Lev Krevza’s A Defense of Church Unity (1617) and Zaxarija Kopystens’kyj’s Palinodia or Book of Defense of the Holy Apostolic Eastern Catholic Church and Holy Patriarchs (1620–1623), Parts 1 and 2
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Publication: January 1996