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Orthodox Constructions of the West

George E. Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou


The category of the “West” has played a particularly significant role in the modern Eastern Orthodox imagination for its self-identity. It has functioned as an absolute marker of difference from what is considered to be the essence of Orthodoxy, and, thus, ironically, has become a constitutive aspect of the modern Orthodox self. The essays collected in this volume represent an ecumenical and interdisciplinary engagement with the numerous cultural, historical, political, and theological factors that have come to comprise the multiple and often ambivalent contours of ‘Eastern’ Christian attitude ... More

Keywords: Orthodox, West, Postcolonial, East, Christianity, Self, identity

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251926
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George E. Demacopoulos, editor
Fordham University

Aristotle Papanikolaou, editor
Fordham University

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Orthodox Naming of the Other: A Postcolonial Approach

George E. Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou

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