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Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity$
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Ina Merdjanova

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780823298600

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2022

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823298600.001.0001

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Women and Greek Orthodoxy in the Twenty-First Century

Women and Greek Orthodoxy in the Twenty-First Century

Charting Elements of Change

(p.15) Women and Greek Orthodoxy in the Twenty-First Century
Women and Religiosity in Orthodox Christianity

Eleni Sotiriou

Fordham University Press

The aim of this chapter is to pinpoint and discuss some of the most important transformations, innovations, and elements of change in the way that lay and monastic women in Greece practice and experience Orthodoxy since the turn of the twenty-first century. It concentrates on three broad areas that have produced the most notable changes in female religiosity: the Greek financial crisis, religious blogging in the digital age, and international monasticism in Greek convents. These phenomena collectively point to the need to abandon the static definition of tradition in Orthodoxy and take into consideration the agentic character of Greek Orthodox women’s religiosity, which unmasks both modern and postmodern elements of tradition.

Keywords:   blogging, change, financial crisis, Greek Orthodoxy, international monasticism, women, tradition

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