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Monday, September 13, 2010

Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece

Greece has been much in the news lately over its fiscal problems, and the question is debated about whether it will default on what it owes or not. Interestingly, according to this long article, Greek Orthodox monks are playing a significant role in this crisis:


For those seeking an introduction to the role of Orthodox Christianity in Greece today, there is a new book out on just this topic:

Victor Roudometof and Vasilios N. Makrides, eds., Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece: the Role of Religion in Culture, Ethnicity, and Politics (Ashgate, 2010), xv+258pp.


This book will be reviewed in Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies in 2011 by the Harvard scholar Nicolas Prevelakis:


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