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Religions 2018, 9(7), 216; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel9070216

Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: A Glocal Perspective

Human Rights Centre, University of Padua, Via Martiri della Libertà, 2, 35137 Padova, Italy
Received: 14 June 2018 / Revised: 9 July 2018 / Accepted: 10 July 2018 / Published: 12 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Glocal Religions)
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This article analyses the topic of Globalization and Orthodox Christianity. Starting with Victor Roudometof’s work (2014b) dedicated to this subject, the author’s views are compared with some of the main research of social scientists on the subject of sociological theory and Eastern Orthodoxy. The article essentially has a twofold aim. Our intention will be to explore this new area of research and to examine its value in the study of this religion and, secondly, to further investigate the theory of religious glocalization and to advocate the fertility of Roudometof’s model of four glocalizations in current social scientific debate on Orthodox Christianity. View Full-Text
Keywords: Orthodox Christianity; Globalization; Glocal Religions; Eastern Orthodoxy and Modernity Orthodox Christianity; Globalization; Glocal Religions; Eastern Orthodoxy and Modernity
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