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#It's pan-Orthodox
 
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#It's an encyclopedia
 
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#A simple Orthodox knowledge-management system
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#It's an Orthodox knowledge-management system
 
#It has many audiences - It's a resource for non-Orthodox as well as Orthodox clergy and laity
 
#It has many audiences - It's a resource for non-Orthodox as well as Orthodox clergy and laity
 
#It's a discussion forum with attention to the development of documentation to help clarify / articulate some fundamental issues in Church Life.
 
#It's a discussion forum with attention to the development of documentation to help clarify / articulate some fundamental issues in Church Life.
  
Hopes to be more than a human edited directory. Wikipedia-like / Encyclopedia like articles on various topics will be considered a valuable part of this enterprise. The most fundamental aspect of all this is the consolidation of a knowledge landscape within Orthodoxy.  
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Although OrthodoxWiki contains many links to external sites, we hope it will be much more than a human edited directory. Encyclopedia-like articles are considered a valuable part of this enterprise. The most fundamental aspect of all this is the consolidation of a knowledge landscape within Orthodoxy.  
  
This project will shine in the way difficult and/or divisive topics are worked out, articulated hopefully in descriptive pro and con formats, complete with an outline of different thinkers and their arguments. A solid descriptive overview of some of these things simply does not exist, at least in English. This could be the most important contibution of this OrthodoxWiki project. This would be a push towards a constructive conversation on polemicized issues which threaten to, and in fact do, divide Orthodox Christians.
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OrthodoxWiki shines in the way difficult and/or divisive topics are worked out, articulated in descriptive pro and con formats, complete with an outline of different thinkers and their arguments. A solid descriptive overview of some of these controversies simply does not exist, at least in English. In cases of disagreement, OrthodoxWiki hopes to push its users towards a constructive conversation on polemicized issues which threaten to, and in fact do, divide Orthodox Christians.
  
 
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Revision as of 20:57, November 23, 2005

OrthodoxWiki was inaugurated in November 2004. It is graciously hosted by Orthodox Internet Services. Welcome!

What is OrthodoxWiki? (i.e. what it aspires to)

  1. It's a wiki.
  2. It's a wiki-community. Personal pages and opinions are welcome as long as they are marked and in the proper place.
  3. It's an Orthodox mind-meld.
  4. A communal project.
  5. It's international in scope
  6. It's pan-Orthodox
  7. It's an encyclopedia
  8. It's an Orthodox knowledge-management system
  9. It has many audiences - It's a resource for non-Orthodox as well as Orthodox clergy and laity
  10. It's a discussion forum with attention to the development of documentation to help clarify / articulate some fundamental issues in Church Life.

Although OrthodoxWiki contains many links to external sites, we hope it will be much more than a human edited directory. Encyclopedia-like articles are considered a valuable part of this enterprise. The most fundamental aspect of all this is the consolidation of a knowledge landscape within Orthodoxy.

OrthodoxWiki shines in the way difficult and/or divisive topics are worked out, articulated in descriptive pro and con formats, complete with an outline of different thinkers and their arguments. A solid descriptive overview of some of these controversies simply does not exist, at least in English. In cases of disagreement, OrthodoxWiki hopes to push its users towards a constructive conversation on polemicized issues which threaten to, and in fact do, divide Orthodox Christians.

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