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Orthodox Christians in America: A Short History (Religion in American Life) Paperback – Bargain Price, November 21, 2007

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"Orthodox Christians in America breaks new scholarly ground.... Should prove invaluable to scholars seeking to build on [Erickson's] work."--Harvard Divinity Bulletin

"John Erickson's book not only introduces [Orthodox Christianity] in a lucid and interesting manner, but provides the reader with enough insight and basic knowledge that you are left wanting to know more. Ample illustrations appropriately support the text and the periodic presentations of first person narratives make the experiences of Orthodox Christians vibrant and real.... I highly recommend this book for both teachers, students, and for inclusion in school libraries. Lucidly written and highly informative, [it] is an excellent introduction to this group of Americans whose religiosity has been largely hidden from public view."--Religious Studies in Secondary Schools

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The Very Reverend John H. Erickson is Peter N. Gramowich Professor of Church History at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

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  • Series: Religion in American Life
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019533308X
  • ASIN: B00394DK0Q
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.6 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,579,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Edward M. Freeman on July 31, 2009
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This book provides readers with many reasons to praise indigenous and immigrant Orthodox believers for planting the seed of ancient Faith in North America. Despite hardships of their geographic environments and strained relations with Mother Churches at times, Orthodox Churches took root. The author, Fr. John H. Erickson, is an historian on the faculty of St. Vladimir's Seminary near New York City.

With index and appendices, the monograph is brief at 136 pages; now in paperback with publication date of 2008, the book appeared in the year 2000 as hardback. Scholarship and method are sound, but the tone is not academic. Therefore, readers from many educational levels and a wide array of interests will appreciate the fact that there are no footnotes and excessive parenthetical flourishes.

Five chapters cover the following thematic groups: "An Ancient Faith in the New World;" "Entrepreneurs and Missionaries;" "A Church of Immigrants;" "The Ethnic Churches;" and "The Quest for Unity." A critical reflection on more recent events concerning Orthodox unity in North America appears as an addendum to the fifth chapter. Appendix A, "The Orthodox Churches at a Glance," has been fact-checked for updates since the year 2000 publication of the book, and provides reasonable accuracy to jurisdictional membership in both Chalcedean and non-Chalcedean Orthodox Churches worldwide, without breakdowns to North American data.

Additional appendices include a glossary of 20 common terms such as icon and the prefix "arch." Also, a chronology of Orthodoxy abbreviates events between the First Ecumenical Council and the fall of Constantinople in 1453, followed by a detailed time-line of events in North American Orthodoxy.
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