Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece Hardback

The Role of Religion in Culture, Ethnicity, and Politics

by Vasilios N. Makrides

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Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece

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One of the predominantly Orthodox countries that has never experienced communism is Greece, a country uniquely situated to offer insights about contemporary trends and developments in Orthodox Christianity. This volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the role Orthodox Christianity plays at the dawn of the twenty-first century Greece from social scientific and cultural-historical perspectives. This book breaks new ground by examining in depth the multifaceted changes that took place in the relationship between Orthodox Christianity and politics, ethnicity, gender, and popular culture. Its intention is two-fold: on the one hand, it aims at revisiting some earlier stereotypes, widespread both in academic and others circles, about the Greek Orthodox Church, its cultural specificity and its social presence, such as its alleged intrinsic non-pluralistic attitude toward non-Orthodox Others. On the other hand, it attempts to show how this fairly traditional religious system underwent significant changes in recent years affecting its public role and image, particularly as it became more and more exposed to the challenges of globalization and multiculturalism.

Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece by Vasilios N. Makrides was published by Ashgate Publishing Group in April 2010 and is our 67441st best seller. The ISBN for Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece is 9780754666967.

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Details for Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherAshgate Publishing Group (April 2010)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages224
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code2545573
Page last updated 1st October 2018
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