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Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

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Introduction

The Other Christianity?

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

Other for Whom?

The title of the introduction to this volume mimics the habit, common in the recent past in some parts of the West, of referring to the socialist bloc as "the other Europe." Otherness is a matter of perspective, and symbolic geographies are always contingent. Political boundaries between East and West have seldom coincided with religious boundaries. During the cold war, socialist countries such as Poland and Hungary belonged to the West in terms of their dominant