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Looking Back, Ahead, and into the Eyes of Others: The Orthodox Christian Experience

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Orthodox Christians have lived in Muslim lands for centuries and now bring their unique perspectives to multireligious America. Encounters that began in conflict in the Old World carry the potential ... More


Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution

Vera Shevzov

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195154658
eISBN:
9780199835249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154657.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book explores the religious lives of Orthodox Christians in Russia before the revolution. It examines how Orthodox communal identity was fostered and sustained through the spaces, places, times, ... More


The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Serhii Plokhy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247394
eISBN:
9780191714436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247394.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Ukrainian Cossacks, often compared in historical literature to the pirates of the Mediterranean and the frontiersmen of the American West, constituted one of the largest Cossack hosts in the ... More


Me, St. George, and Other Foreigners

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Begins by questioning imperialist misconceptions that overestimate the ability of colonial powers to suppress indigenous cultures. Rather than viewing Kerala's Christian traditions as passive ... More


The Eastern Orthodox Church and the Modern World

Brian Stanley

in Christianity in the Twentieth Century: A World History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196848
eISBN:
9781400890316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196848.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter details how, in the course of the twentieth century, the position of the Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches weakened markedly—and apparently irreversibly—in some of their historic ... More


A Dual Quarrel of Images On the Middle Volga: Icon Veneration in the Face of Protestant and Pagan Critique

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the use of icons in the Russian republic of Marii El, where many inhabitants have preserved traces of pre-Christian religious practices, notably in the veneration of distinctive ... More


Between the Turban and the Papal Tiara: Orthodox Christian Neomartyrs and Their Impresarios in the Age of Confessionalization

in Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773171
eISBN:
9780804777858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773171.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Orthodox Christians, Protestants, and Catholics challenged conversion to Islam and martyrdom in the Ottoman Empire by producing and circulating neomartyrologies narrating the suffering and death of ... More


Maronite Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and Sunni Muslims from the Arab Region: Between Empire, Racialization, and Assimilation

Nadine Naber

in MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199975419
eISBN:
9780199346158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199975419.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nadine Naber, Matthew Stiffler, and their research team focus on Sunni Muslims in California and Maronite Catholics and Antiochian Orthodox Christians in Michigan, specifically those belonging to ... More


Indigenous Persons and Imported Individuals: Changing Paradigms of Personal Identity in Contemporary Greece

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Greece is one of the most homogeneous countries in Europe, where over 95 percent of the population are declared Orthodox Christians. It is still a country where church and state are not separated, ... More


Everyday Communal Politics of Coexistence and Orthodox Christian Martyrdom: A Dialogue of Sources and Gender Regimes in the Age of Confessionalization

in Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773171
eISBN:
9780804777858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773171.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Drawing on neomartyrologies and legal sources, including fetvas (opinions of the Ottoman Empire's leading jurists), along with relevant sources from the Mediterranean region from the sixteenth to ... More


Religion and Popular Beliefs

Janet M. Hartley

in Siberia: A History of the People

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300167948
eISBN:
9780300206173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167948.003.0010
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines religion and traditional beliefs in Siberia. Siberia was a place of exile or a place of refuge for Orthodox Christians who rejected the changes within the official Church—the ... More


The Challenges for an American Greek Orthodoxy

Alexander Kitroeff

in The Greek Orthodox Church in America: A Modern History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749438
eISBN:
9781501749452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749438.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter draws attention to Ligonier, a small town in western Pennsylvania with a population of about fifteen hundred that served as an unlikely site for where the future of Greek Orthodoxy in ... More


Making Mesopotälje: Sacred and Profane “Diaspora Space” in the City

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 examines “diaspora space”–usually used solely as metaphor–in connection with Syriac monumental architectural spaces for theSyriac Orthodox Church and the Assyriska and Syrianska soccer ... More


A Spectacular Success: The Paris Church, the Russian Orthodox Press, and the Public Image of Orthodoxy

Heather L. Bailey

in The Public Image of Eastern Orthodoxy: France and Russia, 1848-1870

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749513
eISBN:
9781501749537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749513.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the Russian Orthodox press, which represented the new church as a spectacular success. It explains why, according to Orthodox publicists, the Paris church was signified as the ... More


The Orthodox Christian View of Suffering

H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.

in Suffering and Bioethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199926176
eISBN:
9780199396788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926176.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

For Orthodox Christianity, suffering has no intrinsic value and is in fact disvalued. Suffering can gain positive value only insofar as it aids in leading to salvation through breaking a person’s ... More


Is the Church of England to be Pope?

ROWAN STRONG

in Alexander Forbes of Brechin: The First Tractarian Bishop

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263579
eISBN:
9780191682605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263579.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines how Forbes confronted his troubles with the new theories of empirical science, challenges to Orthodox Christian beliefs, and the growing force of Anglicization in the Episcopal ... More


The Relations between the Coptic Church and the Armenian Church from the Time of Muhammad Ali to the Present (1805–2015)

Mary Kupelian

in Christianity and Monasticism in Northern Egypt: Beni Suef, Giza, Cairo, and the Nile Delta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789774167775
eISBN:
9781617978203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167775.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the relationship between the Coptic and Armenian churches in Egypt in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Coptic and Armenian churches (with the exception of Armenian ... More


Standards and Separatism: The Swedish Million Program, Syriac Enclaves, and Equality

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 compares the spatial agendas of the Swedish welfare state and Syriacs. The “Million Program” (1965 to 1974) saw Sweden develop one million dwelling units through standardized forms meant to ... More


Family, Religion, and Relocations: Arab American Burial Practices

Rosina Hassoun

in Till Death Do Us Part: American Ethnic Cemeteries as Borders Uncrossed

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781496827883
eISBN:
9781496827937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496827883.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Through pioneering research into nineteenth- and twentieth-century Arab American cemeteries, this chapter overlays shifting approaches to burial onto three broad phases of Christian and Muslim Arab ... More


“Södertälje Is a Theater”: The Performance of Propriety and Ritual Infrastructure

Jennifer Mack

in The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816698691
eISBN:
9781452958774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698691.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 focuses on both permanent spaces and temporary spatial practices associated with weddings and funerals. Urban spaces have become backdrops for a roleplaying game with an ever-attentive ... More


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