The first comprehensive introduction to the Orthodox Church in the United States from 1794 to the present, this text offers a succinct overview of the Church's distinctive history and its particular perspectives on the Christian faith. FitzGerald examines the relationship between the Orthodox Church and other Christian churches in the U.S., as well as the contributions the Orthodox Church has made to the ecumenical movement. This student edition, ideal for classes in American Religion, Denominational History, and American social and cultural history, includes a bibliographic essay intended as a guide for further investigation into aspects of Orthodox Christianity.
About the Author:
tzGerald /f Thomas /i E./b THOMAS E. FITZGERALD is Executive Director of the Program Unit on Unity and Renewal at the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also Professor of Religious Studies and History at Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology./e He has been a Visiting Professor at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary and the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches in Geneva. He has published in the areas of Orthodox studies, church history, and ecumenical relations.