Oriens Christianus

Oriens Christianus  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Oriens Christ.
Discipline Eastern Christianity
Language English, French, German
Edited by Hubert Kaufhold, Manfred Kropp
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Annually
ISSN 0340-6407
LCCN unk83072246
OCLC no. 1642167
For the publication Oriens christianus in quatuor patriarchatus digestus, see Le Quien.

Oriens Christianus is an academic journal established in 1901 by Otto Harrassowitz with Asian and oriental studies as the major focus.[1] [2]It was edited by Anton Baumstark (1872-1948).[3] The current editors-in-chief are Hubert Kaufhold (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) and Manfred Kropp (University of Mainz).

Its domain is the Christian East excluding Greek and Slavic Christendom (covered by other reviews), that is to say the Middle East from Georgia and Armenia to Ethiopia, Asian Christian communities and to India and China. According to the founder of the program, all elements of the spiritual and material culture of the Christian communities of the East can be addressed. The journal publishes background articles, minutes of reading, but also source-texts in the various languages of Eastern Christendom. Articles can be written in different languages.

The review was led until 1941 (with brief interruptions) by its founder Carl Anton Baumstark, who has published 140 feature articles and 145 book reviews accounts.


  1. The original subtitle was "Römische Halbjahr Hefte für die Kunde of christlichen Easts ', which later became simply" Hefte für die Kunde of christlichen Easts'.
  2. It was founded January 25, 1876 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the birth of writer and Catholic historian Joseph Görres, in his hometown. There has been a Görres Institute in Rome since 1887.
  3. S. P. Brock (1973). "Reviews". The Journal of Theological Studies. XXIV (1): 237–238. doi:10.1093/jts/XXIV.1.237.

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