Why Angels Fall: A Journey Through Orthodox Europe from Byzantium to Kosovo

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St. Martin's Press, 2000 - Religion - 460 pages
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Victoria Clark has the mind of a historian and the eye for detail possessed by the best novelists. In "Why Angels Fall, " she combines her gifts to give the reader a look at the sometimes mysterious world of Eastern Europe's Orthodox church. Majestic in their gilt encrusted robes and mitres, the Orthodox churchmen of Europe do convey a mysterious and arcane image. Combining history with contemporary detail, Clark traces the Orthodox faith through the embattled and fading world of late Byzantium to the present. Journeying through Greece, Russia, Macedonia, Romania, Cyprus, and the former Yugoslavia, Clark has met monks, nuns, bishops, and archbishops. Within a religion that traditionally has not accorded full status to women, Clark visits places that women have rarely been allowed to visit and asks questions that women have never before asked. Clark reveals an altogether different but equally engaging European legacy of worship with far-reaching consequences.

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Reread this and still find it a great insight into the politics and stew that makeups orthodoxy. You come away with the conflict between the national churches (Greek, Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Many Amazon reviewers say Clark has a strong pro-Western, pro-secularist bias. This is probably the case, but the book still works well as a travelogue, and it made me want to read and learn more ... Read full review

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Victoria Clark is a writer and journalist. She lives in London.

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