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Description - Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective by Chris Hann

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520260566
ISBN-10: 0520260562
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chris Hann

Chris Hann is a founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Germany. Hermann Goltz holds the chair for theology and culture of the Eastern Orthodox Churches at the Theological Faculty of the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany.

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