L'Église orthodoxe en Europe orientale au XXe siècle
Collection Histoire religieuse de l'Europe con
416 pages - oct. 2009
We know that most Eastern European countries are principally of the Orthodox Christian faith. But do we always have a historical understanding of the past – and even the present – of these Orthodox Churches? This book, written for a wide public of Christian and non-Christian readers, provides an introduction to that history. Following the 1917 Russian Revolution, communism spread throughout the majority of the countries in Eastern Europe. In 1953, when Stalin died, the division between Eastern and Western Europe was complete. Political change, beginning with ‘perestroika’ in the late 1980s, allowed the Orthodox Church to develop once more in Eastern Europe. From 1993 onwards, in the context of the European Union, Orthodox communities began participating in the elaboration of the future Europe. Some Orthodox Churches already have representatives at the European Union in Brussels: the patriarchates of Constantinople, Russia and Romania, as well as the Greek and Cypriot Churches. Nowadays, Europe is becoming more religiously diversified, even within the Christian community. A growing number of Orthodox Christians come to work and settle down in Western Europe. An understanding of the history of those 20th century Orthodox communities in Eastern Europe can only be a positive step toward preparing the future of the new Europe, now in gestation, in a spirit of informed dialogue.
- Dimensions : 145x235x20
- ISBN : 9782204089784
- Poids : 610 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Alexander Gavrilin, Anastasios Yanoulatos, Andreas Mitsides, Andreas Nanakis, Antoni Mironowicz, Baiba Pazane, Christine Chaillot, Christofore Pulec, Emil Dragnev, Etele Kiss, Feodor Krivonos, Georges Stránsky, Grigorios D. Papathomas, Kallistos Ware, Mikhail Vitalievich Chkarovski, Mircea Pacurariu, Predrag Puzovic, Sophia Senyk, Todor Sabev, Zaza Abashidzé