In light of recent developments in Ukraine toward establishing a unified Ukrainian Orthodox Church, coupled with the ecclesial conflicts between Constantinople and Moscow, this book’s appearance is very timely. In his presentation, Prof. Denysenko provides an overview of the history of Orthodox Christianity in Ukraine from the early twentieth century to the present. He will touch upon the dynamics of church and state in the attempts to restore an authentic Ukrainian religious identity in the contemporary Orthodox churches, and how these dynamics have played out in the current movement to overcome the divisions among the three Orthodox Churches in Ukraine.
This book launch is the second in a series of events looking at Ukrainian Orthodox Christianity and the question of autocephaly hosted by:
- Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies
- Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
- Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College
- Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine
- Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
- Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
Book Launch The Orthodox Church in Ukraine: A Century of Separation (available from Amazon)
Nicholas E. Denysenko, Emil and Elfriede Jochum Professor and Chair, Valparaiso University
Date and Time:
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 5pm – 7pm
Epilogue on The Orthodox Church in Ukraine
by Myroslaw Tataryn, Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies; Chair, Department of Religious Studies; Director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship (St. Jerome’s University, University of Waterloo).
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