Orthodox Christians in America

Orthodox Christians in America

eBook - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Briefly outlines the evolution of Orthodox Christian dogma, which emerged for the first time in 33 A.D., and examines American Orthodoxy--a tradition that traces its origins back to the first Greek and Russian immigrants in the 1700s.

Oxford University Press
Although there are more than 200 million Orthodox Christians worldwide--4 million of whom live in the United States--their history, beliefs, and practices are unfamiliar to most Americans. This book outlines the evolution of Orthodox Christian dogma, which emerged for the first time in 33 A.D., before shifting its focus to American Orthodoxy, tracing its origins back to the first Greek and Russian immigrants in the 1700s. The narrative follows the momentous events and notable individuals in the history of the Orthodox dioceses in the U.S., including Archbishop Iakovos' march for civil rights alongside Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Orthodox missionaries' active opposition to the mistreatment of native Inuit in Alaska, the quest for Orthodox unity in America, the massive influx of converts since the 1960s, and the often strained relationship between American Orthodox groups and the mother churches on the other side of the Atlantic. Erickson explains the huge impact Orthodox Christianity has had on the history of immigration, and how the religion has changed as a result of the American experience. Lively, engaging, and thoroughly researched, the book unveils an insightful portrait of an ancient faith in a new world.

Religion in American Life explores the evolution, character, and dynamics of organized religion in America from 1500 to the present day. Written by distinguished religious historians, these books weave together the varying stories that compose the religious fabric of the United States, from Puritanism to alternative religious practices. Primary source material coupled with handsome illustrations and lucid text make these books essential in any exploration of America's diverse nature. Each book includes a chronology, suggestions for further reading, and index.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, Ă1999
ISBN: 9781423774204
1423774205
0195108523
Characteristics: 1 online resource (141 pages) : illustrations, 1 map

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