Modes of Religiosity in Eastern Christianity

Beyond the details of this particular case, he addresses more general questions about the role of religion in Ukrainian society and about patterns of reproduction and change in eastern Christianity, the dominant religious tradition in ...

Modes of Religiosity in Eastern Christianity

This volume offers original insights into the religious transformations taking place in postsocialist western Ukraine. Applying a cognitive theory based on two modes of religiosity, the doctrinal and the imagistic, author Vlad Naumescu reveals the mechanisms of reproduction and change that make the local eastern Christian tradition a living tradition of faith. He combines rich ethnographic materials with historical and theological sources to depict a religion in equilibrium between the two modes, maintaining revelation at the core of its doctrinal corpus. He argues that religion is a potential source for social change that empowers people to act upon reality and transform it. With his innovative exploration of the dynamics of an eastern Christian tradition, Naumescu makes a major contribution to the emerging anthropology of Christianity as well as to studies of postsocialism.

Eastern Christianity in the Modern Middle East

He hasa particular researchinterestin Eastern Christianity, Christian theology and politics, and Christian–Jewish–Muslim relations. His other publications include Palestinian Christians: Religion, Politics and Societyinthe ...

Eastern Christianity in the Modern Middle East

The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity and the home to a number of Eastern Churches with millions of followers. This book provides a comprehensive survey of the various denominations in the modern Middle East and will be of interest to a wide variety of scholars and students studying theology, history and politics.

Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy

intellectual commitment that has rarely been seen since.13 One of the pivotal developments associated with this engagement was the translation of Greek philosophical texts into a variety of Eastern Christian languages, a development ...

Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy

The essays in Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy provide valuable insights into the central role of philosophical ideas in a period when paganism was in decline and Eastern Christians were forging their community identities.

The Cambridge History of Christianity Volume 5 Eastern Christianity

38 There is also a growing Maronite diaspora in the Middle East. See L. Wehb ́e, 'The Maronites of the Holy Land: a historical overview', in Eastern Christianity, 431–51. 39 Guita G. Hourani and A. B. Habchi, 'The Maronite eremitical ...

The Cambridge History of Christianity  Volume 5  Eastern Christianity

This volume encompasses the whole Christian Orthodox tradition from 1200 to the present. Its central theme is the survival of Orthodoxy against the odds into the modern era. It celebrates the resilience shown in the face of hostile regimes and social pressures in this often-neglected period of Orthodox history.

Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty First Century

Attwater, Donald, The Christian Churches of the East, 2 vols, Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Co., 1947. Badr, Habib (ed.), Christianity: A History in the Middle East, Beirut: Middle East Council of Churches, 2005.

Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty First Century

This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of Eastern Christian churches in Europe, the Middle East, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it examines both Orthodox and Oriental churches from the end of the Cold War up to the present day. The book offers a unique insight into the myriad church-state relations in Eastern Christianity and tackles contemporary concerns, opportunities and challenges, such as religious revival after the fall of communism; churches and democracy; relations between Orthodox, Catholic and Greek Catholic churches; religious education and monastic life; the size and structure of congregations; and the impact of migration, secularisation and globalisation on Eastern Christianity in the twenty-first century.

Studies in Eastern Christianity

161-184 ; Panagiotis K. Christou , “ The Monastic Life in the Eastern Orthodox Church " , The Orthodo.r Ethos , vol . I , A. J. Philippou , ed . ( Oxford : Holywell Press , 1964 ) , pp . 249-258 ; I. Hausherr , et al . , Il monachesimo ...

Studies in Eastern Christianity


Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

national churches, and patriarchates; symbolic borders between ethnolinguistic and cultural identities; borders between other Orthodox communities and alternative Christian traditions; borders between nationalist, imperial, ...

Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Chiefly rev. papers from a conference held in Sept. 2005 at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

Orthodox Christianity

Depicting the Word : Byzantine iconophile thought of the eighth and ninth centuries , 250 Description of the clergy in rural Russia : the memoir of a nineteenth - century parish priest , 151 Desolation and restoration in the Orthodox ...

Orthodox Christianity

The Orthodox Church is one of the three major branches of Christianity. There are over 300 million adherents throughout the world. The Orthodox Church is a fellowship of independent churches, which split form the Roman Church over the question of papal supremacy in 1054. The Orthodox adherents include people in: Greece, Georgia, Russia, and Serbia. There are an estimated one million members in the United States. This Advanced book explains the basic principles of Orthodox Christianity and describes in detail the holidays observed by the Orthodox Church. In addition, relevant book literature is presented in bibliographic form with easy access provided by title, subject and author indexes.

Middle Eastern Christians and Europe

Middle Eastern Christian Identities in Europe. 2018 [forthcoming]. Merten, Kai. Die syrisch-orthodoxen Christen in der Türkei und in Deutschland: Untersuchungen zu einer Wanderungsbewegung. Studien zur orientalischen Kirchengeschichte 3 ...

Middle Eastern Christians and Europe

Middle Eastern Christians have a long tradition of interacting with Europe. As other minorities they have also "emerged" through relations of European powers with the region. The historical circulation of people and ideas is also relevant for identities of Middle Eastern Christians who have settled in Europe in the past decades. This volume, stemming from an interdisciplinary workshop in Salzburg 2016, brings together both perspectives of entanglement.

Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism ship to this area as an Orthodox theologian. I have already noted three contributions in the above paragraphs: the SSEOE, the rejoinder chapter “An Eastern Orthodox Response to J. I. Packer,” and a ...

Eastern Orthodox Christianity

A clear introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy and key aspects of the tradition. Includes new content and an updated bibliography.

Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twentieth Century

The revolution did not directly attack the Ethiopian Orthodox church, because the church itself did not attack the revolution, nor challenge its new authority. As a rule, the state has had no definite policy toward the church, ...

Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twentieth Century


Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece

Vasilios n. makrides and Victor roudometof the interdisciplinary study of Orthodox Christianity in various local/national contexts is presently conducted more systematically than in the past and attracts wider attention worldwide. this ...

Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece

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.

Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity

This, according to the Russian religious philosophers whose work I was avidly devouring at the time, was the standard Orthodox understanding about gender, and I, still a neophyte, accepted it uncritically, not allowing myself the luxury ...

Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity

Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity fills a significant gap in the sociology of religious practice: Studies focused on women’s religiosity have overlooked Orthodox populations, while studies of Orthodox practice (operating within the dominant theological, historical, and sociological framework) have remained gender-blind. The essays in this collection shed new light on the women who make up a considerable majority of the Orthodox population by engaging women’s lifeworlds, practices, and experiences in relation to their religion in multiple, varied localities, discussing both contemporary and pre-1989 developments. These contributions critically engage the pluralist and changing character of Orthodox institutional and social life by using feminist epistemologies and drawing on original ethnographic research to account for Orthodox women’s previously ignored perspectives, knowledges, and experiences. Combining the depth of ethnographic analysis with geographical breadth and employing a variety of research methodologies, this book expands our understanding of Orthodox Christianity by examining Orthodox women of diverse backgrounds in different settings: parishes, monasteries, and the secular spaces of everyday life, and under shifting historical conditions and political regimes. In defiance of claims that Orthodox Christianity is immutable and fixed in time, these essays argue that continuity and transformation can be found harmoniously in social practices, demographic trends, and larger material contexts at the intersection between gender, Orthodoxy, and locality. Contributors: Kristin Aune, Milica Bakic-Hayden, Maria Bucur, Ketevan Gurchiani, James Kapaló, Helena Kupari, Ina Merdjanova, Sarah Riccardi-Swartz, Eleni Sotiriou, Tatiana Tiaynen-Qadir, Detelina Tocheva

The Quest for Eastern Christians

I Medieval Background: Western Travelers and Eastern Christians ^\.s h e reads his Koran, the Moslem conceives of the East in a dual perspective. "The Lord of the two easts," he recites, "and the Lord of the two wests!

The Quest for Eastern Christians

The Quest for Eastern Christians was first published in 1962. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Most writers have considered that the great European explorations during the Age of Discovery were motivated primarily by a thirst for knowledge of other lands, desire for international trade, or missionary zeal. Professor Rogers demonstrates that there was another significant reason why Europeans traveled to the East during the lade medieval and Renaissance period. This was the dream of a Christian Indies, which in turn led to a quest for the Christians of the Farther East. The author specifically seeks to establish a direct relation between the knowledge of Indian and Ethiopian Christians which was available in Jerusalem from early Christian times onward and which returning pilgrims disseminated in the West, and the presence of the Portuguese in South India and the Ethiopian highlands in the early sixteenth century. Throughout his presentation of the evidence for the chain of events which links Palestinian knowledge with Portuguese action, Professor Rogers places emphasis on the early printed books and tracts which circulated both accurate information and rumor. Specimen pages from some of these books are reproduced as illustrations, and there is a double-page chart showing the genealogy of the nations and the sects of the Christians. There is a list of the early printed books which the author has used in his study as well as a bibliography.

Christian Muslim Relations in Syria

International Journal of Middle East Studies, 42(3), 475– 478. doi: 10.1017/S0020743810000474 Hunter, E.C.D. (2014). The Syrian Orthodox Church. In L.N. Leustean (Ed.), Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-first Century (pp.

Christian   Muslim Relations in Syria

Offering an authoritative study of the plural religious landscape in modern Syria and of the diverse Christian and Muslim communities that have cohabited the country for centuries, this volume considers a wide range of cultural, religious and political issues that have impacted the interreligious dynamic, putting them in their local and wider context. Combining fieldwork undertaken within government-held areas during the Syrian conflict with critical historical and Christian theological reflection, this research makes a significant contribution to understanding Syria’s diverse religious landscape and the multi-layered expressions of Christian-Muslim relations. It discusses the concept of sectarianism and how communal dynamics are crucial to understanding Syrian society. The complex wider issues that underlie the relationship are examined, including the roles of culture and religious leadership; and it questions whether the analytical concept of sectarianism is adequate to describe the complex communal frameworks in the Middle Eastern context. Finally, the study examines the contributions of contemporary Eastern Christian leaders to interreligious discourse, concluding that the theology and spirituality of Eastern Christianity, inhabiting the same cultural environment as Islam, is uniquely placed to play a major role in interreligious dialogue and in peace-making. The book offers an original contribution to knowledge and understanding of the changing Christian-Muslim dynamic in Syria and the region. It should be a key resource to students, scholars and readers interested in religion, current affairs and the Middle East.

The World s Religions

However, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the largest communities of Eastern Christians lived in ... In the Caucasus, Armenia and Georgia each have a few million followers of their national blends of Eastern Christianity.

The World s Religions

This comprehensive volume focuses on the world's religions and the changes they have undergone as they become more global and diverse in form. It explores the religions of the world not only in the regions with which they have been historically associated, but also looks at the new cultural and religious contexts in which they are developing. It considers the role of migration in the spread of religions by examining the issues raised for modern societies by the increasing interaction of different religions. The volume also addresses such central questions as the dynamics of religious innovation which is evidenced in the rise and impact of new religious and new spirituality movements in every continent.

Egypt s Identities in Conflict

Janet A. Timbie, “Coptic Christianity,” in The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity, ed. ... Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty, Introduction to the Coptic Orthodox Church (Alexandria: St. George's Church, 1993), 9–10. 6.

Egypt   s Identities in Conflict

 Egypt’s lack of a common national identity is the basis for much of its internal conflict—Coptic Christians have been particularly affected. Once major contributors to Christian civilization, their influence ended with the fifth century Council of Chalcedon and they endured persecution. With the seventh century Arabization of Egypt, Copts were given dhimma or “protected persons” status. The 1919 Revolution granted them greater political participation, but the 1952 Revolution ended liberal democracy and established a military regime that championed Arab identity. Secular Egyptians rebelled against the Mubarak regime in 2011, yet his successor was the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first Islamist president. In yet another revolution over national identity, secular factions ousted Morsi in 2013 while in the chaos that followed, the Copts suffered the brunt of violence.

Who s who in the Eastern Christian World

With Illustrated Notes on Clerical Costumes Charles Thorley Bridgeman. < . . I 00 I . A , '-0. O ,. 5 . O - .' --. q -18OLD SYRIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH a) In Asia i) The Old.

Who s who in the Eastern Christian World


Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology

Eastern. Orthodox? Labels are sometimes a problem. Nobody wants to be labelled, and yet we use labels all the time, as a way of simplifying the world in which we live, a way of introducing some order and identity. Orthodox in the West ...

Introducing Eastern Orthodox Theology

1. Introduction: Who are the Orthodox? 2. Thinking and doing, being and praying: Where do we start? 3. Who is God? The doctrine of the Holy Trinity; apophatic theology 4. Creation; Wisdom of God (Sophia); Angels and humankind 5. What went wrong? Sin and death 6. Who is Christ? The life of Christ; the Paschal mystery; Christology 7. What is it to be human? Being in the image of God 8. Icons and Sacraments: the place of matter in the divine economy 9. Time and the Liturgy 10. Where are we going?

Byzantium Eastern Christendom and Islam

Staying with the artistic production of the eastern Christian churches, the first section of Volume II examines Christian art in, or from, medieval Syria and related areas. It can be shown (XII) how illustrated Biblical manuscripts ...

Byzantium  Eastern Christendom and Islam

The central theme of the articles reproduced in these two volumes is the role of the visual arts and architecture in the cultural interaction between medieval societies, Christian and Muslim, in the eastern Mediterranean. Visual forms of production and communication amongst Christian communities themselves, and between Christian and Muslim, are discussed within their specific social and political contexts. Placing the emphasis on areas which passed between Christian and Muslim raises questions of the formation of identities as well as the relationship of the periphery to the centre. Focusing on the areas of Egypt, Syria and Palestine in relation to Byzantium, Islam, and the West provides a framework for consideration of particular issues, especially the identity of particular communities. The core of the work considers the period between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, when these areas were at the centre of eastern Mediterranean politics, and seeks to interpret little known evidence in the light of political and cultural circumstances with an interdisciplinary approach as its starting noint. Vol. I features papers on the legacy of Byzantine art, and the medieval Christian art of Egypt. Vol. II covers the Christian art of Medieval Syria, and the art of the Crusader states.