Thursday, June 19, 2008

Language and Conflict in the News: Schism In The Orthodox Church

From Bartholomew's Notes on Religion, the Russian Orthodox Church is making noises as if to create a schism with the Greek Orthodox Church.
[The schism talk] is just the latest volley against the Greek Orthodox Church from the Russians; last month the Russian theologian Andrey Kurayev sneered at Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as the "Turkish Patriarch", and he dismissed the historic Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem as the "local Greek Patriarch".

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