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Venizelos and Church-State Relations

Andreas Nanakis

in Eleftherios Venizelos

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748624782
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671267 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624782.003.0013
Venizelos and Church-State Relations

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This chapter discusses Venizelos' relations with the church. His view of the church was shaped by his personal experience of the stance and activities of the Orthodox Church in Crete. The Church of Crete naturally played its part in the crisis in relations between Venizelos and Prince George, high commissioner of Crete, and in the division that followed — a reflection in miniature of the future breach between Venizelos and King Constantine.

Keywords: Eleftherios Venizelos; church-state relations; Orthodox Church; Crete; Prince George

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