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From the Publisher"Makrides... makes available to students and scholars alike a comprehensive and comparative study of the religious history of Greece; his nondogmatic, scholarly study is a major contribution to intellectual history and to the academic study of religion. Because it is clearly written and carefully argued, it will draw the attention of scholars of both ancient and modern Greece. Summing Up: Highly recommended."-CHOICE,
"The first synthetic survey of a complex plurality of voices from antiquity to the present; it is broad in scope, rich in detail for every period, and theoretically challenging. Like the Greek tradition itself, it builds bridges between disciplines that have for too long remained separate."
-Anthony Kaldellis,author of The Christian Parthenon: Classicism and Pilgrimage in Byzantine Athens
"Until now no one has written a comprehensive, synthetic history of the religious cultures of Greece. In this deeply learned book, Vasilios Makrides presents a brilliant analysis of the complex, multifaceted and intertwined history of Hellenism and Christianity. Hellenic Temples and Christian Churches is a tour de force of a book that is now the foundational text on which all future research will be based."
-Thomas W. Gallant,University of California, San Diego
"Provides a careful new look at the palimpsest of Hellenism and Christianity over the long course of Greek history, revealing the immense complexity of the religious cultures of Greece. The book is at once a valuable contribution to the comparative study of religion and to our understanding of Greece's dense religious history."
-K. E. Fleming,author of Greece: A Jewish History
"[Makrides] has masterfully presented a history of the religious cultures of Greece from antiquity to the present. Few scholars today would have the courage, let alone sufficient knowledge of the sources, to present a panoramic synthesis of so huge a topic..."-Vasiliki M. Limberis,The Journal of Religion