Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective, Paperback / softback Book

Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective Paperback / softback

Edited by Chris Hann, Hermann Goltz

Part of the The Anthropology of Christianity series

Description

Sociocultural anthropologists have taken increasing interest in the global communities established by Roman Catholic and Protestant churches, but the many streams of Eastern Christianity have so far been neglected. "Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective" fills this gap in the literature.

The essays in this pioneering collection examine the primary distinguishing features of the Eastern traditions - iconography, hymnology, ritual, and pilgrimage - through meticulous ethnographic analysis.

Particular attention is paid to the revitalization of Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches that were repressed under Marxist-Leninist regimes.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 392 pages, 25 b-w photographs, 1 line illustration, 1 map, 3 tables, 2 music examples
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Orthodox & Oriental Churches
  • ISBN: 9780520260566

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