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)
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-
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
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / by Grace Davie
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Tradition, transition and change in Greek orthodoxy at the dawn of the twenty-first century : introductory considerations / Vasilios N. Makrides and Victor Roudometof
  • Orthodox Christianity, Greek ethnicity & politics
  • The evolution of Greek orthodoxy in the context of world historical globalisation / Victor Roudometof
  • An intriguing true-false paradox : the entanglement of modernization and intolerance in the Orthodox Church of Greece / Anastassios Anastassiadis
  • Scandals, secret agents, and corruption : the Orthodox Church of Greece during the 2005 crisis : its relations to the state and modernization / Vasilios N. Makrides
  • Domesticating Islam and Muslim immigrants : political and church responses to constructing a central mosque in Athens / Dia Anagnostou and Ruby Gropas
  • Non-Orthodox minorities in contemporary Greece : legal status and concomitant debates between church, state, and the international community / Prodromos Yannas
  • Orthodox Christianity and Greek culture
  • The traditional modern : rethinking the position of contemporary Greek women to orthodoxy / Eleni Sotiriu
  • The mosque that was not there : ethnographic elaborations on Orthodox conceptions of sacrifice / Dimitris Antoniou
  • Religion and welfare in Greece : a new or renewed role for the church? / Effie Fokas
  • Faith and trust : tracking patterns of religious and civic commitment in Greece and Europe : an empirical approach / Theoni Stathopoulou
  • Sacred words in a secular beat : the free monks phenomenon at the intersection of religion, youth, and popular culture / Lina Molokotos-Liederman.