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The Golden Age of Ligonier and Other Myths of Orthodox Unity in America
Orthodoxy and Modernity

The Golden Age of Ligonier and Other Myths of Orthodox Unity in America

As the last General Secretary of SCOBA (the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas) and the first Secretary (albeit for less than an hour) of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, I have always marveled at the ‘Golden Age’ syndrome around “Ligonier” of many Orthodox Christians when…

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American Orthodoxy
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life

American Orthodoxy

Who gets to decide what it means to be Orthodox in America? Greeks? Russians? Converts? Foreign bishops? How do “cradle” and convert identities come together – or not? How do “diaspora” narratives that tie Orthodoxy to nationalism translate in an American context? What does Orthodoxy mean in the American religious marketplace of ideas? Is it…

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