Monographie

Edward D. Wynot Jr. (2015)

The Polish Orthodox Church in the Twentieth Century and Beyond: Prisoner of History

Verlag Lexington Books
Erscheinungsort Lanham, Maryland
Seitenzahl(en) 138
Sprache Englisch

ISBN: 978-0739198841

The Polish Orthodox Church in the Twentieth Century and Beyond: Prisoner of History shows the adaptability of an Orthodox community whose members are a religious and ethnic minority in a predominantly Roman Catholic country populated by ethnic Poles. It features a triangular relationship among the Orthodox and Catholic hierarchies and the secular state of Poland throughout the changes of government. A secondary interrelationship involves the tense relationship between ethnic Poles on one hand, and minority Ukrainians and Belarusans on the other. As a "prisoner" of its own history and strangers in its own land, the Polish Orthodox Church faces a constant struggle for survival.

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