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By Vasilios N. Makrides

Covering an expanse of greater than 3 thousand years,Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches charts, in a single concise quantity, the historical past of Greece’s spiritual cultures from antiquity throughout to provide, post-independence Greece.

Focusing at the stumble upon and interplay among Hellenism and (Orthodox) Christianity, that is the main salient function of Greece’s non secular landscape—influencing not just Greek non secular heritage, yet Greek tradition and background as a whole—Vasilios N. Makrides considers the non secular cultures of Greece either traditionally, from the traditional Greek during the Byzantine and the Ottoman classes as much as the current, and systematically, by way of finding universal features and trajectoriesacross time. Weaving different traditions together with Judaism and Islam into his account, Makrides highlights the styles of improvement, continuity, and alter that experience characterised the country’s lengthy and designated non secular history.

Contrary to the arguments of these who posit a unmarried, unique spiritual tradition for Greece, Makrides demonstrates the variety and plurality that has characterised Greece’s spiritual panorama throughout heritage. superbly written and simple to navigate, Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches deals a vital beginning for college kids, students, and the general public on Greece’s lengthy non secular historical past, from old Greece and the origins of Christianity to the formation of "Helleno-Christianity" in smooth Greece.

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