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Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz


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. This book fills this gap in the literature. The chapters in this collection examine the primary distinguishing features of the Eastern traditions—iconography, hymnology, ritual, and pilgrimage—through ethnographic analysis. Particular attention is paid to the revitalization of Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches that were repressed under Marxist–Leninist regimes.

Keywords: global communities, Roman Catholic church, Protestant church, Eastern Christianity, iconography, hymnology, ritual, pilgrimage, Greek Catholic church, Marxist–Leninist regimes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520260559
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520260559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Hann, editor

Hermann Goltz, editor

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