Eastern Orthodox Perspectives on Church–State Relations and Religion and Politics in Modern Jerusalem

  title={Eastern Orthodox Perspectives on Church–State Relations and Religion and Politics in Modern Jerusalem},
  author={Sotiris Roussos},
  journal={International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church},
  pages={103 - 122}
  • S. Roussos
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Political Science
  • International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem is arguably the most important single Christian institution in the Holy Land. It has seen itself as a ‘bulwark’ of Hellenic Christianity, and the constitution and make-up of the Patriarchate has been Greek. This has created conflict and tensions between the senior Greek clergy and the predominantly Palestinian Arab Orthodox community. The Patriarchate has operated at times a controversial approach to Church–State relations in Jerusalem. The question… 
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