Studies In Modern History, Religion and Politics
Today, Christianity as a global religious
community encompasses over a third of the entire worlds population,
Eastern Christian communities represent approximately a fifth of
that total number. However, despite the significant contribution
that Eastern Christians have made to the history and richness of
Christianity, their continued presence and witness has been often
overlooked or neglected.
This important and unique collection
of papers by an international team of scholars seeks to put before
a wider public audience innovative contributions on the contemporary
history and theology of Eastern Christianity. Eastern Christianity
is looked at as a living tradition. Religious themes and theological
currents are viewed in their modern political and historical contexts.
Papers look at a whole range of themes-ecumenism, monasticism, the
contemporary witness of todays Desert Fathers, the politics
of religious revival, Eastern Christianity in Jerusalem, relations
with Islam, church-state issues, relations between Eastern and Western
Christendom-from various Eastern Christian perspectives: Armenian,
Coptic, Ethiopian, Eastern Catholic, Greek, Russian, and Syriac.
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