Despite over 200 million adherents, Eastern Orthodox Christianity attracts little scholarly attention. While more-covered religions emerge as powerful transnational forces, Eastern Orthodoxy appears doggedly local, linked to the ethnicity and land of the now marginalized Eastern Europe. But Eastern Orthodoxy in a Global Age brings together new and nuanced understandings of the Orthodox churches-inside and outside of Eastern Europe-as they negotiate an increasingly networked world. The picture that emerges is less of a people stubbornly refusing modernization, more of a people seeking to maintain a stable Orthodox identity in an unstable world. For anyone interested in the role of Eastern Orthodoxy in the 21st century, this volume provides the place to begin.
Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 171 x 27 mm
Eastern Orthodoxy in a Global Age is a valuable contribution....[It] is a highly welcome addition to the literature of religion and globalization. * Oxford University Press *
Very simply, this is an important book...Throughout the volume, we see that there has been a very thoughtful and thorough scholarly discussion... -- Anton C. Vrame, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology * Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review *