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  Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann: Eastern Orthodox
It was a world in which that synthesis between the Latin West and the Greek East was already accomplished within one culture, which we call usually Hellenistic culture.
Eastern Orthodoxy means that the dogma, the doctrinal, the intellectual content of religion is given a very important priority.
Orthodoxy is the Eastern form of Christianity, though it has always claimed to have preserved the fullness of faith, to be the true Church, not to be just a geographical expression of Christianity.
www.schmemann.org /byhim/easternorthodox.html   (2275 words)

  Eastern philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eastern philosophies are typically overlooked, but increased connections between "East and West" in recent years have served to bridge the culture gap by a large degree.
Eastern philosophic traditions generally tend to be less concerned with the existence or non-existence of gods.
Eastern philosophies, on the other hand, typically hold that people are an intrinsic and inseparable part of the universe, and that attempts to discuss the universe from an objective viewpoint as though the individual speaking was something separate and detached from the whole are inherently absurd.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_philosophy   (2481 words)

 Eastern world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Eastern world refers very broadly to the various cultures, social structures and philosophical systems of "the East", namely Asia (including China, India, Japan, and surrounding regions).
Before the discovery of the Americas and the exploration of Sub-Saharan Africa by the Europeans, only North Africa and other Islamic countries to the East were known in detail, though India and China were vaguely known of.
The concept of an Eastern or "Oriental" sphere was emphasized by ideas of racial as well as religious and cultural differences.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_culture   (378 words)

 Eastern Catalytic universal and direct-fit catalytic converters
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 Eastern world -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The division between "East" and "West" is a product of European cultural history, and of the distinction between European (The collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)) Christendom and the alien cultures beyond it to the East.
The concept of an Eastern or " (A member of an Oriental race) Oriental" sphere was emphasised by ideas of racial as well as religious and cultural differences.
However, the exisence of Islam as a powerful force in countries such as (A republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions) Indonesia makes this usage problematic.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ea/eastern_world.htm   (318 words)

 Encyclopedia: Eastern world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Currently terms such as Western, Near East (or Middle-East) and Far East are commonly used to distinguish different cultural spheres, based on the standard two-dimensional layout of the world-map, which has the Americas at the far left (West), Europe and Africa in the middle, and Asia to the right (East).
Category: Eastern culture The Orient (orient literally means sunrise east) is a term traditionally used to refer to Near, Middle and Far Eastern countries.
Buddhist philosophy is the branch of Eastern philosophy based on the teachings of Gautama Buddha (c.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Eastern-world   (1429 words)

 Western world Summary
The Second World was the Eastern bloc in the Soviet sphere of influence, including the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries.
In Huntington's thesis, the historically Eastern Orthodox nations of southeastern and eastern Europe constitute a distinct "Euro-Asiatic civilization"; although European and Christian, these nations were not, in Huntington's view, shaped by the cultural influences of the Renaissance.
As the eastern and western churches spread their influence, the line between "East" and "West" can be described as moving, but generally followed a cultural divide that was defined by the existence of the Byzantine empire and the fluctuating power and influence of the church in Rome.
www.bookrags.com /Western_world   (3616 words)

 World Heritage: Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (Australia)
The Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, large areas of warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of the Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest.
A strategic overview for management of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves has been prepared to assist the agencies manage the area in a coordinated, consistent and cooperative manner and ensure the integrity of its values is protected.
Exploring the World Heritage Rainforests in the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves is easy, with many of the reserves readily accessible from major towns by sealed or graded gravel roads.
www.deh.gov.au /heritage/worldheritage/sites/cerra/index.html   (920 words)

 Eastern University | Alumni Stories
Eastern students and alumni are interested in more than merely getting a job when they graduate.
Eastern sociology alumni are leading social justice ministries in urban and rural America and throughout the Third World
Eastern education alumni are teaching young people with special needs, children living in poverty, and abused and at-risk children in America and around the world
www.eastern.edu /alumni/alumni_stories/index.shtml   (214 words)

 The church and the world (from Eastern Orthodoxy) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The churches in Western Europe, under the authority of the pope at Rome, separated from the churches in the Eastern Roman (or Byzantine) Empire, under the authority of the patriarch (bishop) of Constantinople.
While traveling in eastern Iowa, he found a place by the Little Cedar River, in the town of Bradford, that he thought would be an attractive place to build a church.
The World Council of Churches is concerned with unity and peace throughout the world's faith communities.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-11166?tocId=11166   (979 words)

 The Hutchinson Dictionary of World History: Eastern Front@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
World War I battlefront between Russia and Germany/Austria-Hungary.
In 1914 it was effectively the E Prussia/Russia, Germany/Poland, Galicia/Poland and Galicia/Russia borders, which then ran roughly (in present-day terms) from Kaliningrad in Russia via Bialystok, southwesterly to Torun in Poland, south to Katowice, east to Lvov and southeast to the mouth of the River Danube.
World War II battlefront between the USSR and Germany.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28755898&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (199 words)

 ScienceDaily: First Far Eastern Leopard -- World's Most Endangered Big Cat -- Captured In Southeast Russia
Although more than 400 Siberian tigers occur in the wild, less than 20 tigers in Southwest Primorye are isolated from the main population of Siberian tigers to the east and north, raising questions about their genetic composition and vigor of this subpopulation.
In that situation, when poor reproduction and physical abnormalities suggested that inbreeding was the culprit, pumas from Texas were introduced into Florida, resulting in increased reproductive rates and greater vitality of the Florida population.
Such actions may be necessary for the Far Eastern leopard, but decisions will be made only after analyses of a representative sample of the remaining population.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/11/061115053346.htm   (982 words)

 Modern Physics = Eastern Mysticism? - Srijith
The most important characteristic and the essence of the eastern worldview are the awareness of the unity and the interrelation between all things and events, " the ex perience of all phenomenon in the world as the manifestations of a basic oneness".
One of the cosmologies of eastern world is based on Hindu myth of "L ila"- the divine play, in which Brahman transforms himself into the world and then back to himself again.
A study of the works of the mystics have revealed that in their non-ordinary state of consciousness, they seem to be aware of the interpenetrating of space and time, e nergy and matter, and thus see the macroscopic objects in a way which is very similar to the scientist's concepts of subatomic particles.
www.srijith.net /publications/ieee.shtml   (1214 words)

 Catholic World News : Eastern Catholics should pursue ties with Orthodox, Pope says
Pope John Paul has frequently encouraged the growth of the Eastern Catholic churches, and urged Byzantine Catholics to protect their distinctive spirituality and liturgy.
The 150 participants traveled to the Vatican on January 11 for a private audience with the Pope, together the Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, the prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.
I have worshipped with Eastern rite Catholics and been more comfortable in their services than in the majority of Latin rite Masses.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=34561   (644 words)

 IUPUI/IMA Community Project > Activities > Instructional Units > Studies of the Eastern World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Studies of the Eastern Worlds presents aspects of Eastern culture through the presentation and viewing of visual images.
World Cultures: Using the cultures of the Eastern World as a context, identify the common elements of different cultures.
Obtain the artwork from the eastern world countries being studied and place Throughout the classroom.
www.ulib.iupui.edu /imls/activities/instruction/eastern.html   (692 words)

 The Eastern Front — 1914 - 1917
In the late summer of 1914, the ancient monarchies of Austria, Russia and Germany plunged their countries into a world war which engulfed Europe in one of the bloodiest conflicts in history.
The Eastern Front of that great war had a profound impact on the remainder of the 20th century, even though the Western Front with its British, French and American combatants achieved somewhat greater fame.
The Russian Army of World War One has become notorious for its reputation as a large, ill-equipped force, yet in 1914, Russia's Imperial Troops were actually well trained and equipped.
www.richthofen.com /ww1sum2   (2114 words)

 The Eastern World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The eastern counterpart to Ghivi is Nali, or Nalisoria.
At one time it marked the eastern border of Ar-ainador and was one of the biggest dangers the empire faced.
They have some of the highest peaks in the known world, and are extremely treacherous.
homepage.interaccess.com /~robmoore/WRLDFILE.html   (918 words)

 Modern Physics = Eastern Mysticism? - Srijith
The most important characteristic and the essence of the eastern worldview are the awareness of the unity and the interrelation between all things and events, " the ex perience of all phenomenon in the world as the manifestations of a basic oneness".
One of the cosmologies of eastern world is based on Hindu myth of "L ila"- the divine play, in which Brahman transforms himself into the world and then back to himself again.
A study of the works of the mystics have revealed that in their non-ordinary state of consciousness, they seem to be aware of the interpenetrating of space and time, e nergy and matter, and thus see the macroscopic objects in a way which is very similar to the scientist's concepts of subatomic particles.
srijith.net /publications/ieee.shtml   (1222 words)

 World Health Organization - Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
The World Health Organization is concerned about the lack of shelter and safe water for people affected by the earthquake ten days ago in Pakistan.
The Eastern Mediterranean Regional office of the World Health Organization is currently monitoring the impact of research results of the EMRO/TDR small grants scheme supported projects on policy and practice.
The World Health Organization signed a protocol agreement with the famous children’s TV station, Spacetoon in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic on September 6, 2005 at the WHO Syria Office.
www.emro.who.int /index.asp   (730 words)

 Asia Times
Lebanese still dream of their golden days, but after the devastating Lebanese civil war, it was Dubai that eventually prevailed as the late 20th century, and now 21st century, high-tech equivalent of Venice in the 15th, or Amsterdam in the 17th.
Dubai is all about ultra-high-tech urban design superimposed over a timeless world of bedouins and pearl catchers.
Their wives clicking their sexy high-heeled Gucci sandals may spend fortunes on golden bracelets and luxury Western goods at the City Center megamall, but they are still covered head-to-toe by a fl chador.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/DI19Ak04.html   (2712 words)

 Investing World Cup: Eastern Europe [Fool.com] June 09, 2006
It's home to Norilsk Nickel, the world's No. 1 producer of both nickel and palladium, as well as to Gazprom, the world's leading producer of natural gas and owner of 25% of all proven natural gas reserves.
Cell phone providers VimpelCom and Mobile TeleSystems are among the world's fastest-growing -- and contrary to what you might have read, they still have more room to grow.
Go back to the intro page to navigate your way to another part of this contest, and then vote for the region that you think should advance to the next round of the tournament.
www.fool.com /investing/general/2006/06/09/investing-world-cup-eastern-europe.aspx   (784 words)

 Bolivia 'close' to split after violence, eastern strike - World - The Washington Times, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
All commerce and transport halted during the daylong work stoppage called by opposition leaders and regional governors in the four eastern provinces that produce 60 percent of Bolivia's economic output.
Pro-government groups trying to break the strike clashed in several eastern cities with members of civic and militant youth organizations that favor regional independence for Bolivia's wealthiest provinces.
Eastern lowland "cambas" are a mix of European whites and Guarani Indians.
www.washtimes.com /world/20060910-111908-3913r.htm   (556 words)

 Ethnic Cuisine: Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was during the rise of the Ottoman Empire, (1453-1909) which at its height (1453-1650) extended into Eastern Europe, Egypt, and Inner Asia, that the genius of Turkish cooking had its greatest influence.
In the last decade, chefs of main hotels and international food symposiums have helped to re-introduce Turkish cuisine to the world, educating her citizens about a proud food heritage.
Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has been self sustaining, producing all its own food.
www.sallys-place.com /food/ethnic_cusine/turkey.htm   (2494 words)

 Russian, Front, Barbarossa, Kursk, Arctic, Convoys, Smolensk, Kiev, Moscow, Stalingrad, Battle
Eastern Europe - Hungary and Rumania join the Axis Tripartite Pact on the 20th and 23rd.
Eastern Europe and Balkans - Bulgaria joins the Tripartite Pact on the 1st March and German troops march in.
With the Russians advancing through Eastern Europe and agreement on the future frontiers of Poland and the division of Germany into four occupation zones, the shape of much of post-war Europe is determined.
www.naval-history.net /WW2CampaignsRussianFront.htm   (4634 words)

 Eastern Orthodox
From that moment on, the historical home of the Church was the Roman Empire as it developed primarily in the West when Constantine transferred the capital city of the empire from Rome, first to the city of Nicomedia, and then later on to the newly founded capital of Constantinople.
Within the next hundred years all independent Orthodox Churches in Syria, in Egypt, and elsewhere, were under the cloak of Islam, and this brilliant millennium came to an end.
But in the translations the whole spirit of that Byzantine mission was picked up, if one can say so, by the other Slavic countries, first by Bulgaria, then by Serbia, and last but not least, at the end of the 10th century, by the young kingdom of Russia, centered in Kiev.
www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org /articles/misc/schmemann_eastern_orthodox.htm   (2334 words)

 MSN Encarta - Encyclopedia
Introduction; Early Works of General Knowledge; Effects of the Age of Enlightenment; Encyclopedias in the Eastern World; North American Encyclopedias; Recent Developments in Encyclopedia Publishing
Notable such encyclopedias are the 22-volume World Book Encyclopedia (first edition, 1917); the 15-volume Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia (first edition, 1922), which later became the 26-volume Compton's Encyclopedia; and the 21-volume New Book of Knowledge (first edition, 1966), published by Grolier and based on the older Book of Knowledge (first edition, 1910).
The Internet was first developed in the 1960s, but it was not until the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1989 that it became feasible to transfer multimedia information over computer networks.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761551647_3/Encyclopedia.html   (1268 words)

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