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New book: Global Eastern Orthodoxy.Politics, Religion, and Human

G. Giordan, S. Zrinščak (Eds.) Global Eastern Orthodoxy.Politics, Religion, and Human Rights. Springer.

This volume highlights three intertwined aspects of the global context of Orthodox Christianity: religion, politics, and human rights. 

The chapters in Part I address the challenges of modern human rights discourse to Orthodox Christianity and examine conditions for active presence of Orthodox churches in the public sphere of plural societies. It suggests theoretical and empirical considerations about the relationship between politics and Orthodoxy by exploring topics such as globalization, participatory democracy, and the linkage of religious and political discourses in Russia, Greece, Belarus, Romania, and Cyprus. 

Part II looks at the issues of diaspora and identity in global Orthodoxy, presenting cases from Switzerland, America, Italy, and Germany. In doing so, the book ties in with the growing interest resulting from the novelty of socio-political, economic, and cultural changes which have forced religious groups and organizations to revise and redesign their own institutional structures, practices, and agendas.

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