Orthodox Constructions of the West by George E. DemacopoulosOrthodox Constructions of the West by George E. Demacopoulos

Orthodox Constructions of the West

EditorGeorge E. Demacopoulos, Aristotle Papanikolaou

Paperback | September 2, 2013

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The category of the "West" has played a particularly significant role in the modern Eastern Orthodox imagination. 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 examine the many factors that contributed to the "Eastern" construction of the "West" in order to understand why the "West" is so important to the Eastern Christian's sense of self.
George Demacopoulos is Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Co-Founding Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University. Aristotle Papanikolaou is Professor of Theology and Co-Founding Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University.
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Title:Orthodox Constructions of the WestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pagesPublished:September 2, 2013Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823251934

ISBN - 13:9780823251933

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"The authors of these essays critique the predominant practice among many leading Orthodox thinkers of defining Orthodoxy as 'that which Western
Christianity is not.' Through successive layers of historical and theoretical
analysis, the volume shakes this dominant paradigm and demonstrates how much more complex-and problematic-Orthodox constructions of 'the West' are."