Hellenic temples and Christian churches : a concise history of the religious cultures of Geece from antiquity to the present

  • New York : New York University Press 2009
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1 online resource (358 p.)
  • 0-8147-6448-7
  • 0-8147-9594-3
  • 1-4416-2695-6
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Ebrary eBook
  • Print version record.
  • Introduction -- I. Religious profile of Greece : an overview across time. Hellenic polytheism, Hellenism, Hellenic tradition -- Christian monotheism, Orthodox Christianity, Greek Orthodoxy -- Judaism, Islam, and other religious cultures -- II. Hellenism and Christianity : interactions across history -- Antithesis, tension, conflict -- Selection, transformation, synthesis -- Symbiosis, mixture, fusion -- Individuality, distinctiveness, idiosyncrasy.
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  • Covering an expanse of more than three thousand years, Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches charts, in one concise volume, the history of Greece's religious cultures from antiquity all the way through to present, post-independence Greece. Focusing on the encounter and interaction between Hellenism and (Orthodox) Christianity, which is the most salient feature of Greece's religious landscape-influencing not only Greek religious history, but Greek culture and history as a whole-Vasilios N. Makrides considers the religious cultures of Greece both historically, from the ancient Greek through th