Orthodox Christianity in 21st century Greece : the role of religion in culture, ethnicity, and politics /

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Imprint:Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2010.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages)
Language:English
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Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11221023
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Other authors / contributors:Roudometof, Victor, 1964-
Makrides, Vasilios, 1961-
ISBN:0754666964
9780754666967
9780754697374
0754697371
9780754666967
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary: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 i.
Other form:Print version: Orthodox Christianity in 21st century Greece. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2010
Standard no.:9786612525162
99943547229
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Summary: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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 258 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0754666964
9780754666967
9780754697374
0754697371