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Author Mylonas, Christos.

Title Serbian orthodox fundamentals : the quest for eternal identity / by Christos Mylonas
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 298 pages)
Contents Nation, religion and fundamentalism -- Orthodoxy and Serbian national identity -- Homo serbicus -- Pursuit of "secular" salvation -- Pursuit of "sacrificial" salvation -- "To love your neighbour as yourself" -- Balkan orthodox commonwealth
Summary This book is a comprehensive exposition of the interaction of a national and a religious content, in the formation of a distinctive national identity and a mode of being. Its interdisciplinary approach, drawing on sociology, social anthropology, theology, political theory, Balkan historiography, and Serbian folklore, is deployed to provide a powerful and original analysis of how Serbian Orthodoxy has resulted in the sacralisation of the Serbian nation by framing the parameters of existence. Addresses the following question: what makes a Serb? Are meaningful assumptions possible by introducing Serbian Orthodoxy as the primal point of reference?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-273) and index
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Subject Srpska pravoslavna crkva -- History
Serbisch-orthodoxe Kirche
Srpska pravoslavna crkva.
Church and state -- Srpska pravoslavna crkva -- History
Church and state -- Serbia -- History
Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Srpska pravoslavna crkva -- History of doctrines
Kerk en staat.
Servisch-Orthodoxe kerk.
11.53 Eastern Churches.
Church and state -- Srpska pravoslavna crkva.
Church and state.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Nationalism & Patriotism.
Serbia -- Church history
Serbia -- Religious life and customs
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1281376973