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And you shall sleep restful nights" (St. Ephraim the Syrian).

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Atlas of American Orthodoxy

I am forever boring on to my students about the importance of geography for understanding the Christian East, and thus the importance of attending to maps. I am therefore delighted to receive word from from Holy Cross Press that a new atlas has just been published that looks to be invaluable: Alexi Krindatch, ed., Atlas of American Christian Orthodox Churches (Holy Cross Press, 2011), 236pp.

About this new book, the publisher tells us:

"The Atlas provides a clear overview of the 21 Orthodox Christian Churches in the United States for a wide - Orthodox and non-Orthodox, academic and non-academic - audience. The Atlas contains a short historical description of the 21 communities and maps of their membership by State across the twentieth century and the latest census information from the 2010 National Orthodox Census, as part of the 2010 Religious Congregation Membership Study. There is an entire section devoted to Orthodox monasteries in the U.S."

I'm looking forward to reading this and then seeing it reviewed in Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies. 

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