George Demacopoulos, ed.
Title: Orthodox Constructions of the West (Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Fordham University Press September 2013
0823251934 / 9780823251933
Seller ID: 111004
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 examines 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.