Christian Social Ethics in Ukraine: The Legacy of Andrei Sheptytsky

Andrii Krawchuk (Author)


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by Andrii Krawchuk (Author)

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – The Social Question in the Austrian Context (1988-1914)
Chapter 2 – New Challenges during and after World War I (1914-1923)
Chapter 3 – The Struggle for Justice within Poland (1923-1939)
Chapter 4 – Defending the Faith against Soviet Atheism (1939-1941)
Chapter 5 – The Sanctity of Life: Resistance to Nazi Rule (1941-1944)
A. Polemics concerning Sheptytsky’s Views during World War I
B. Sheptytsky’s Attitude to the Formation of the Division Galizien

A stimulating study of the legacy of a remarkable religious leader who left his distinctive mark on twentieth-century Christian thought. A Catholic who defended the rights of persecuted Orthodox Christians and who saved Jews during the Holocaust, Andrei Sheptytsky transcended his own Polish and Latin-rite background, devoting his life to upholding universal Christian ideals among the Eastern-rite Catholics of Ukraine. Exhaustively docu­mented, this is the first analysis of an inspiring moral response to delicate Ukrainian-Polish and Catholic-Orthodox issues, socialism and communism, church-state relations and the Nazi occupation.


  1. Nikolas K. Gvosdev’s review in Journal of Church and State, pp. 835-836
  2. Coelestin Patock’s review in Ostkirchliche Studien, Warzburg 47 (1998), Heft 2-3, pp. 222-223 (in German)
  3. Michael Bourdeaux’s review in Journal of Ecclesiastical History, pp. 610-611
  4. Review in Etudes Byzantines, Tome 56 (1998), pp. 346-347 (in French)
  5. Elizabeth Luchka Haigh’s review in H-Russia (September, 1999)
  6. Henryk Duda’s review in Zescyty Naukowe Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego (1999), pp. 141-144 (in Polish)
  7. Roman Cholij’s review in St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 1 (2000), pp. 103-108
  8. Myroslav Shkandrij’s review in Canadian Book Review Annual (Nov. 2000), p. 109
  9. Kevin Coyle’s review in Theoforum, Vol. 32 (2001), pp. 116-118

Language: English
Hardcover: xxiv, 404
Publisher: The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, co-published with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (1997)
ISBN: 1-895937-04-3

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xxiv, 404