The category of the "e;West"e; has played a particularly significant role in the modern Eastern Orthodox imagination. It has functioned as an absolute marker of difference from what is considered to be the essence of Orthodoxy and, thus, ironically has become a constitutive aspect of the modern Orthodox self. The essays collected in this volume examine the many factors that contributed to the "e;Eastern"e; construction of the "e;West"e; in order to understand why the "e;West"e; is so important to the Eastern Christian's sense of self.
Orthodox Constructions of the West
Fordham University Press