Chapter 34. Eastern Orthodox Christianity

  1. Philip Goff Director Professor
  1. Amy A. Slagle Assistant Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch34

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

How to Cite

Slagle, A. A. (2010) Eastern Orthodox Christianity, in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (ed P. Goff), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch34

Editor Information

  1. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Southern Mississippi, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169363

Online ISBN: 9781444324082

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Keywords:

  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity;
  • the “otherness” of Eastern Orthodox Christianity - hidden, unknown faith, outside supposed mainstreams of American religious life;
  • multiple histories mirroring ethnic and jurisdictional fragmentation - reality of Orthodox Christianity in the United States;
  • Orthodox Christianity, over the course of three historical periods;
  • Alaskan Missions - Orthodox Christianity, manner similar to its Roman Catholic and Protestant kin;
  • meanings and impacts of Orthodox Alaskan missions - in sharply contrasting ways;
  • immigrant experience - “pro-Orthodox” reading of history, models for a culturally sensitive and Orthodox Christian engagement with American indigenous cultures;
  • Orthodox Christianity in Post-World War II America;
  • place of Orthodox Christianity - within American culture and inter-jurisdictional cooperation and unity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Alaskan Missions

  • Immigrant Experience

  • Orthodox Christianity in Post-World War II America

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography