Orthodox Icons in Romanian State Schools: Symbols of Romania’s Orthodox Identity?
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The article refers to the debate over the presence of the Orthodox icons in the Romanian state schools which, after the fall of communism in Romania, replaced the dominant portraits of the dictator. Answering the question whether they might be considered as a symbol of Orthodox identity some important moments from the history of Christianity in Romania are analysed. The article presents also the main points of the proponents and opponents in the discussion over the icons in the context of broader Romanian identity.
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