Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Druidism world -2696 B.C.E. Brooks, Terry. The Elf Queen of Shannara. New York: Ballantine (1992); pg. 10. [Fantasy. Actual year indeterminate.] Pg. 10: "The Shadowmen were not her concern. The problems of the races were not her own. But the Druid's admonition had stayed with her... "; Pg. 12: "'So! A Druid's charge, is it?...' "; Pg. 236: "'...Do what you must to keep your promise to the Druid's shade...' "; Pg. 251: "Such magic was vast and wild, still in its infancy for this generation, and they forgot the lessons of the Druids, of the Warlock Lord and his Skull Bearers... "; Pg. 255: "'...following the death of Allanon and the disappearance of the Druids from the Four Lands.' " [The two novels in the "Heritage of Shannara " series that preceded this one focused mainly on Druids. This novel does not. The novel is mainly focused on elves. Until pg. 236, only a couple of refs. to Druids by name, included here. After this, some other refs., not in DB.]
Druidism world -2694 B.C.E. Brooks, Terry. The Talismans of Shannara. New York: Ballantine (1993); pg. 4. [Fantasy. Actual year indeterminate.] Pg. 4: "All the Ohmsfords were back in the Four Lands, all the scions of Shannara, returned from their quests. Walker Boh had come back from Eldwist despite Pe Ell, the Black Elfstone regained, its magic fathomed, Paranor brought back into the world of men, and Walker himself become the first of the new Druids. "; Pg. 5: "But something more, something special for the Shannara children with all their magics and Druid charms. "; Pg. 7: "The Druids didn't understand; they never had. Allanon was an anachronism before he had even become what Bremen intended him to be. Druids--they used the magic like fools played with fire: astounded at its possibilities, yet terrified of its risks. No wonder the flames had burned them so often. " [Many other refs. to Druids, not in DB.]
Druidism world -2500 B.C.E. Brooks, Terry. Ilse Witch: Book One of The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara. New York: Ballantine (2000) [A major character is a Druid. Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB.] "When the mutilated body of a half-drowned elf is found floating in the seas of the Blue Divide, an old mystery resurfaces. Thirty years ago, the elven prince Kael Elessedil--brother to the current king--led an expedition in search of a legendary magic said to be more ancient, more powerful than any in the world... Until now. For the rescued elf carries a map covered with mysterious symbols only one man has the skill to decipher. That man is Walker Boh, the last of the Druids. But someone else understands the map's significance, someone dark and ruthless: the Ilse Witch, a beautiful but twisted young woman who wields a magic as potent as his own. She will stop at nothing to possess the map--and the magic it leads to. To stop her, Walker must find the magic first. "
Druidism world 284 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 195. "...and even two hundred years after Julius Caesar had suppressed them, the Druids were remembered. "
Druidism world 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 99. -
Druidism world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 15. "...the Sound of One Hand, the Territorial Imperative, the Druids of Stonehenge, the Heads of Easter Island... "
Druidism world 1992 Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 190. "But this place was probably many thousands of years older than [King Tut's] tomb--older, indeed, than the very first Egyptian tombs or Stonehenge. "
Druidism world 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 154. "'Actually, Beaver, despite their profesed and offical atheism, the Communist bloc natios were seized and are still controlled by an ancient hierarchy of renegade druids. Holy men who betrayed their Goddess to seek power and conquest through magick.'


Lenny didn't even try to contain his shock. 'Tree-worshippers? a bunch of loony-tunes with leaves in their hari in control of the most brutal and powerful nations on earth?' "

Druidism world 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 221. "'...Constructs similar to the Way exist in other universes, but none of them were created by beings so early in their development. To our descendants, the Way stands out as the Egyptian pyramids did in our history, or Stonehenge...' "
Druidism world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 30. "...who migrated to America after building Stonehenge... "
Druidism world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 157. "The anthropologist was amused. 'Oh, yes. Tree cults were almost universal in the ancient world. The Druids had an entire alphabet for divination based on trees and shrubs. It was apparently a relic of a more widespread tree-centered religion that derived from utmost antiquity...' "
Druidism world 2267 Carey, Diane. Invasion! Book One: First Strike (novel excerpt) in Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space (Mary P. Taylor, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 29. "'And life has been around the galaxy for millions of years. Is it really any surprise if Earth... might've had visitations [by alien races]?'

'...we'd better get used to carrying pitchforks,' McCoy said, 'because I think that's the conclusion... Unless they killed a human in the past twelve hours and somehow made this bone appear to my readouts as if it were four to six thousand years old. I think we got that mythological stuff from our Greeks and Egyptians and druids, but I think the Greeks and Egyptians and druids got it from them.' "

Druidism world 3000 Williamson, Jack. Terraforming Earth. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 335. "We saw chains of men and women hauling on long ropes, dragging great rough stones on log rollers to build Stonehenge... "
Druze galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50. [Year is estimated.] "Those groups [aboard the colony ship] with too few practitioners to maintain villages of their own--Baha'i, for instance, and Sikh, animist, atheist, Mormon, Mithraist, Druse, native American tribal religions, Jehovah's Witnesses--were either thrown together in a couple of catch-all villages or were 'adopted' as minorities within fairly compatible or tolerant villages of other faiths. "
Druze Syria 1880 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 129. "It is a fact that I protected the Christian missionaries from the Druzes. It is a fact that I warned the Druzes that that fat and oily swine, Rashid Pasha, was trying to incite them to revolt so he could massacre them. "
Druze Syria 1986 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 138. "He had orchestrated the rioting in Damascus when al-Assad's ruling Ba'th Party had tried to move away from Qu'ranic law, allowing the Nur sect to forge an alliance with the Sunni and Alawite sects. He craftily advised Nur al-Allah to send the faithful into Beirut when the Christian Druze leaders had threatened to overthrow the reigning Islamic party. "
dualism Israel 33 C.E. Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 194. "'All philosophies are either monist or dualist. Monists believe that the material world is the only world--hence, materialists. Dualists believe in a binary universe, that there is a spiritual world in addition to the material world.' "
Dunkard Brethren Kansas 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 58. "Delegates to a World Synod of Christian Churches began arriving at a tent city near Smith Center, Kansas, late Saturday night. Trouble developed almost immediately between the Brethren Church of God (Reformed Dunkers) and the Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists--later spreading to a schism which led to the establishment of two rump synods, one at Lebanon and the other at Athol. "
Dunkard Brethren Virginia 1987 Willis, Connie. Lincoln's Dreams. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 182. Pg. 182: "What meeting? Not the meeting with Longstreet at Gettysberg. That was in a school, not a church. Dunker Church? Surely she wasn't going to dream Antietam, not now... "; Pg. 186: "'It's probably Dunker Church at Antietam. Let's go.' " [This may not actually refer to Dunkard Brethren.]
Dutch Reformed Colorado 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 98. "'Dick, you're not a Christian, are you?'

Baedecker felt surprise change to anger. He had been asked that before and the question agitated him by its strange combination of aggressiveness and self-serving provincialism. Yet the answer, as always, eluded him. Baedecker's father had been a lapsed member of the Dutch Reformed Church, his mother an agnostic, if anything. "

Dutch Reformed Metropolis 2010 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 4. "It was thanks to Wesley that I took the part-time position in the pulpit of the old Presbyterian church on Jefferson Avenue and Fifty-Fourth Street....I took on this job after I ostensibly had retired to collect my pension... The congregation was down to just a few dozen families... The church could not afford, nor did they need, a full-time pastor, and for that matter I was not even Presbyterian.

Wesley told me, and I suppose he told all his fellow congregants who would listen, that Dutch Reformed was close enough to suit my new flock. " [The narrator here--Rev. McCay--is Dutch Reformed, but the term isn't in only one other place in the novel. There are many references in book to general liberal-leaning Protestantism. Some refs. in DB under 'Christianity' or 'Presbyterian,' relating to McCay presiding over the Presbyterian congregation.]

Dutch Reformed Metropolis 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 25. "I was seeing things that, evidence suggested, were not there at all. When I was young they used to call that 'tripping.' Back at home I thought about Wesley, and stared for a little while at the picture of Ellen that sits on my night table. I considered calling the Dutch Reformed Ministry Family Services Association to ask if they could recommend a good psychological counselor. A behaviorist, I thought I would specify. Then I decided against it. I was old. Maybe I would die before anyone really noticed. "
Dutch Reformed New York 1967 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 13. "World War Two had certainly made everybody very tough. And I became a public relations man for General Electric in Schenectady, New York, and a volunteer fireman in the village of Alplaus, where I bought my first home. My boss there was one of the toughest guys I ever hope to meet. He had been a lieutenant colonel in public relations in Baltimore. When I was in Schenectady he joined the Dutch Reformed Church, which is a very tough church, indeed. "
Dutch Reformed New York 1993 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. Of Tangible Ghosts. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 22. "Since, for a nonbeliever in a believing society, the worth of any church depends on the minister, I attended the Vanderbraak Dutch Reformed Church. Father Esterhoos at least understood the need to make theology both practical and entertaining. Besides, I'd gone there when the house had been my parents' summer retreat from the heat of New Amsterdam. Now my mother lived with her younger sister Anna in Schenectady... "
Dutch Reformed North America 1993 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. Of Tangible Ghosts. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 122-209. "Since she was not singing at the Dutch Reformed Church... "
Dutch Reformed North America 1993 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. Of Tangible Ghosts. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 122-380. "Llysette and I are getting married. In the Dutch Reformed Church in Vanderbraak Centre. "
Dutch Reformed North America 1998 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Ghost of the Revelator (alternate history novel). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 9. "The ever-present Constable Gerhardt waved and smiled above his sweeping mustache as we slowed on our way around the square that held the Watch building, the Dutch Reformed Church, the post centre, and McArdles', the sole full grocery emporium in the area. "
Dutch Reformed world 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 31. "He reached into his pocket and with withdrew the Saint Christopher's medal.

'My father gave this to me when I went off to the Marines,' he said. 'My father and I didn't have much in common. . . .'

'Was he Catholic?'

Baedecker laughed. 'No, he wasn't Catholic. . . . Dutch Reformed . . . but his grandfather had been Catholic. This thing's come a long way.' Baedecker told her about the medal's trip to the moon. "

Dutch Reformed world 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 55. "'How much is this going to cost?'

'An examination will be made of your income. You'll be charged according to your ability to pay.' It was characteristic of Morec training, this old Protestant frugality. Nothing must be wasted. A hard bargain must always be driven.

The Dutch Reformed Church, alive even in this troubled heretic . . . the power of that iron revolution that had crumbled the Age of Waste, put an end to 'sin and corruption,' and with it, leisure and peace of mind--the ability simply to sit down and take things easy. How must it have been? he wondered. In the days when idleness was permitted. The golden age, in a sense: but a curious mixture, too, an odd fusion of the liberty of the Renaissance plus the strictures of the Reformation. Both had been there; the two elements struggling in each individual. And, at last, final victory for the Dutch hellfire-preachers . . . "

East Asian religions California 1981 Dick, Philip K. Dr. Bloodmoney. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 49. "If he can go into a trance and see the reincarnation then he can see everything because what else is there? But I don't believe in that Eastern stuff anyhow, he said to himself. I mean, that isn't Christian. "
East Asian religions California 1989 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 351. "'Sounds very Eastern-mystic-transcendental-bull[crap], Shane. Jeeze. 'Fate is.' Next you'll be telling me to chant a mantra and contemplate my navel.' "
East Asian religions New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 70. "...and so long as we retain a self that requires gratification we will be born again and again into this dreary meaningless little mud-ball. If we want to move to a higher plane and ultimately to reach the Highest, we must refine our souls in the crucible of renunciation.

All that is fairly orthodox Eastern theology. The special kicker of Transit is its emphasis on volatility and mutability. " [More.]

East Asian religions USA 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 184. -
East Asian religions USA 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 27. "Soul work was also in, and spirituality, and slashes. 'S/DWF wanted,' and 'Into Eastern/Native American/personal growth,' and 'Seeking fun/possible life partner.' "
Eastern Orthodox Albania 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 253. "...or so when a surface began to slide under him. But without snowshoes, Kraga did not have this option. He stood still, invoking his Orthodox God, and waited. "
Eastern Orthodox Antarctica 2037 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 344. "I am granted extra fruit on my birthday, and on Eastern and Western Christianity's Christmas, a legacy of Diomedes's devoutness... "
Eastern Orthodox Bosnia-Hercegovina 1918 Newman, Kim. The Bloody Red Baron. New York: Carroll & Graf (1995); pg. 18. "The Archduke was nosferatu, a provocation. The Slavs and Muslims of Bosnia-Hercegovina did not accept vampires, especially as rulers. Serbian irredentists trumpeted the prevalence of the undead at the King-Emperor's court to stir up those in Bosnia-Hercegovina who wished to be free from the bloodsucking Hapsburgs. With fine hypocrisy, the Tsar's undead advisers... sent agents to Sarajevo to agitate torch-bearing mobs of vampire-hating Orthodox Christians, Serbian nationalists and cafe trouble-makers. "
Eastern Orthodox Croatia 1650 Anderson, Poul. There Will Be Time. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1972); pg. 57. "And a gray-bearded Orthodox monk who spoke only Croatian but seemed to be Boris and from the seventeenth century. "
Eastern Orthodox Europe 1137 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 311. "In his reign, the Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople; and although the Eastern Empire eventually gets back a Greek ruler of the Orthodox faith, it is thereafter a shell. He proclaims the Albigensian Crusade, which will put an end to the brillian culture that has arisen in Provence. " [The book has other references to Orthodox history which are not in the database.]
Eastern Orthodox Europe 1815 Fawcett, Bill. "The Last Crusader " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 147. "...the man who had done more than any other in Europe to defend Christianity and Divine Rule. Even the Orthodox Christian Russians were obviously anxious to learn more though the man they were hearing about was not only a papist, but likely to be the next pope. "
Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 11. "Now, the West, including Kaye, had come hat in hand to learn more from the Georgians about the curative properties of phages.

She had hit it off with the Eliava staff... some of the younger scientists had invited her to accompany them to the rolling hills and brilliant green sheep fields of Mount Kabeg.

Things had changed so quickly. Just this morning, Lado had driven all the way from Tbilisi to their base camp near the old and solitary Gergeti Orthodox church. " [Georgia, in Europe, is one of the main settings of this novel. some refs. to Eastern Orthodoxy there may not be in DB, although all refs. by name are thought to be added to DB.]

Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 12. "Lado was driving her through some of the most beautiful countryside she had ever seen. In the shadows of the central Caucasus they had passed terraced mountain fields, small stone farmhouses, stone silos and churches, small towns with wood and stone buildings... "
Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 44. "Already Kaye felt she was in the middle zone between worlds, closer to New York than to Lado's Georgia or the Gergeti church or Mount Kazbeg. "
Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 123. "From reticence he said nothing of the ikon, the Madonna of Futurity.

'The Church of the Mother of God is ancient,' said Kadredin, with a cheek full of lavash. 'Many myths attach to it--myths involving the history of Transcaucasia as well as the Word of God...'

...'I understand that during the years of Communist rule the church was closed. It became derelict, didn't it?...' "

Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 126. "He declared that with such weapons Georgia had defended the Christian faith against heathen enemy over many centuries... He wished to say, without wanting to be offensive--that Burnell was an enemy of all the Orthodox Church stood for. How typically unfeeling of the West to send such a man, who had blasphemed against the Mother of God, to inspect Ghvtismshobeli, the shrine of the Mother of God. "
Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 131. "In Burnell's mind was a clear picture of Ghvtismshobeli, the Church of the Mother of God. In the WACH offices he had studied plans and old sepia photographs. He knew it was a monastic church, founded in the mid-sixteenth century by the strangely named King Zrze, and never completed. "
Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 140. "The Eastern Orthodox religions had always preferred to create darkness within their places of worship. " [Eastern Orthodoxy is mentioned many other places throughout the book; only a few passages are recorded in the database.]
Eastern Orthodox Greece 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 113-114. "' they left me on a hilltop, to be returned.'

'What happened then?'

'There was an old Orthodox priest in the village. He heard of it and went to them. He told them that it was a mortal sin to do such a thing, and they had better get the baby back, quick, and have it ready for baptism the following day.'

'Ah! And that is how you were saved, and baptised?'

'Well, sort of... They came back with me...'

'And you were baptised . . .?'

'Well, sort of half-baptised.'


'The priest had a stroke at my chrestening. Died a little while later. He was the only one around, so I don't know that I got the whole thing done proper.'

'One drop would be sufficient.'

'I suppose. I don't really know what happened.'

'Maybe you had better have it done again. Just to be safe.'

'No, if Heaven doesn't want me then, I'm not going to ask a second time.' "

Eastern Orthodox Italy 1137 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 226. "A sound broke through the noises of Palermo... It was the bells of the cathedral. They were tolling... At the edge of vision he saw the apprentices at the workbench cross themselves, the Catholic left to right, the Orthodox right to left. "
Eastern Orthodox Italy 1137 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 267. "The Greek population. Orthodox Christian, enjoyed a similar tolerance. So did the Jews. "
Eastern Orthodox Kyrgyzstan 2020 Griffith. Nicole. Slow River. New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 206. "Then there is some kind of ethnic conflict between the Muslim Kirghizians and their Orthodox neighbors... "
Eastern Orthodox Mars 2030 Anthony, Patricia. "Coyote on Mars " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1990); pg. 107. "The sun edged into the dark space behind the glass and lit up his face with peach light, so that he looked like a transfigured saint in an Eastern orthodox icon. Sand still leaked from his open lips. St. Martin, the patron saint of sand-drowned men. "
Eastern Orthodox Massachusetts 1971 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 142. "...had carried the obituary of Mrs. Rita Teodori Bellini late in January of 1971. Services were held in the Albanian Orthodox Church in Boston. She was survived by her husband and infant son. The cause of her death was listed as exposure.'

'Hypothermia,' Wiley said. 'That checks with his story. Isn't Albanian one of the Balkans? It'd be her church where they held the services, so she'd be Albanian. Like Greek Orthodox, I guess.' "

Eastern Orthodox North America 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 84. "Paul Mantarakis wished he had a chaplain of his own faith with whom he could pray. He'd heard there were a few Orthodox priests in uniform, but he'd never seen one. Protestant ministers, yes. Catholic priests, yes. Rabbis, even--yes. but none of his own.

He fingered his amber worry beads and murmured, 'Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison.' Lord, have mercy. Christ have mercy.

'Leave off your Latin and your rosary,' declared Gordon McSweeney, a dour Scotsman in his platoon. 'They are the road to hell.'

'It's not Latin,' Mantaraki said wearily, for about the hundredth time... If you prayed in a language that wasn't English, it was Latin to [McSweeney]. He even thought Jews prayed in Latin.' [The language is Greek.]

Eastern Orthodox North America 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 171. "Merry Christmas,' Mantarakis repeated. He kept walking. It was Christmas for McSweeney, it was Christmas for everybody in his unit... but it wasn't Christmas for him. It wouldn't be Christmas for him till January 6. The Orthodox Church had never cottoned to the Gregorian calender. Maybe I should tell McSweeney it's Papist, Mantarakis thought with a wry smile. That would give the Bible-thumper something new to sweat about...' " [Mantarakis is one of the main characters in the book.]
Eastern Orthodox Ontario: Toronto 2125 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 16. "She noticed exceptions... Also bearded were a pair of obvious Chasidim and a man displaying a pectoral cross whom she guessed was an Orthodox priest. " [An Orthodox priest is also mentioned on page 276.]
Eastern Orthodox Roman Empire 316 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 300. Pg. 300-301: "Now he was Emperor, with the power to enforce his will, unable to understand why the quarreling Christian factions to whom he had granted his favor still clung to their enmities. The Donatists of Africa and the followers of the Egyptian Arius elsewhere were being slandered by the Orthodox with more energy than they spent on the pagans, and giving as good as they got. "
Eastern Orthodox Romania 1991 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 325. "Kate thought that the Transylvanian countryside that she was watching pass by so quickly must be beautiful in the summer: high green meadows, thick forests rising into areas unscarred by roads, crumbling abbeys on hilltops, the onion domes of Orthodox churches visible in tiny villages down along the river... "
Eastern Orthodox Russia 1203 C.E. Anderson, Poul. There Will Be Time. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1972); pg. 91. "But Russians were common thereabouts, and their Orthodox faith made them well understood. "
Eastern Orthodox Ukraine 895 C.E. Card, Orson Scott. Enchantment. New York: Ballantine Publishing Group (1999); pg. 84. "...perhaps they would count on the protection of their gods.

Gods? Only at that thought did Ivan notice what he should have spotted first of all. Just down the slope from the king's house was a wooden chapel with an Orthodox cross above the door.

That's right. Katerina had spoken of Christ. yet this land was so far north and west--there was no record of a missionary journey that resulted in the conversion of this kingdom in the foothills of the Carpathians.

The reason was obvious, of course. Such a missionary journey would only have been recorded if the kingdom itself had survived. The very fact that Ivan had never heard of the conversion of Taina--indeed, had never heard of Taina at all--suggested that it got swallowed up in a kingdom that was not Christian, its identity lost, its brief flirtation with Christianity forgotten. Whatever cultural influence the Byzantine priests might exercise here would amount to nothing... "

Eastern Orthodox Ukraine 895 C.E. Card, Orson Scott. Enchantment. New York: Ballantine Publishing Group (1999); pg. 110. [About half of this novel takes place in a village of Eastern Orthodox Christians in Ukraine, and much of the book deals with religious issues. The local priest is one of the main characters.] "'And what do you expect me to teach you?'

'How to be a Christian. So I can be baptized and marry Princess Katerina so that Taina can be saved from Ba--from the Widow. I think that's the whole story, isn't it?'

'That is not a reason to become a Christian. It is only a reason to go through the empty forms of conversion, with greed in your heart, lust in your loins, and a lie on your lips.' Father Lukas leaned close. 'I can't stop a man from lying to God, but I can at leats make sure he has every chance to be telling the truth when he confesses the name of Christ.' ...[Ivan] would be baptized in the 890s... "

Eastern Orthodox USA 1985 Knight, Damon. "The God Machine " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 35. "The fall campaign is a success. 'HOLINEX for instant tranquility...' ...Hospitals buy the professional model at $1,795. Psychiatrists buy it. The home models retail for $695 plus tax. People line up for it in department stores. It comes in Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Reformed versions. "
Eastern Orthodox world 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 17. Pg. 16-17: "Finally there had been no help for it but to arrange a meeting of the supreme powers, the four greatest authorities in Christendom: the Pope of Rome and the Patriarch of Constantinople, the Emperor of the Romans and the Emperor of the Greeks. "
Eastern Orthodox world 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 20. "He spoke in fluent low German... which neither Pope nor Patriarch nor any Greek or Italian would follow. At the same time one of the Patriarch's staff broke out with a burst of demotic Greek...

'It's fixed. They have agreed that we may add the formula 'and the Son' to the Nicene Creed--much difference that makes--as long as we draw no conclusions about the Double Procession of the Holy Ghost from it. our fool, the Italian, has been told he has to withdraw his bishops from the Bulgars and let Saint Cyril have a free hand teaching them to read and write. All sides have agreed in condemning the former Patriarch, Photius the bookworm, no problem there. It's fixed.' "

Eastern Orthodox world 1054 C.E. Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 200. "Disagreements arose about the specific nature of Christ. Schismatic churches fissioned from the main mass: the Arians, the Nestorians, the Monophysites. Finally the Church itself split into an Eastern and a Western branch. "

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