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OrthodoxWiki was inaugurated in November 2004. It is graciously hosted by [http://www.orthodoxinternet.com/hosting/?rp=2 Orthodox Internet Services].  [[OrthodoxWiki:Welcome|Welcome]]!
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==Origins==
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==What is OrthodoxWiki? (i.e. what it aspires to)==
 
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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.
 
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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==Important Pages==
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*[[OrthodoxWiki:Community portal]]
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*[[Category:OrthodoxWiki policies]]
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==Technical Information==
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It is graciously hosted by [http://www.orthodoxinternet.com/hosting/?rp=2 Orthodox Internet Services].
  
 
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Revision as of 04:01, November 24, 2005

Welcome! We're glad you're here.

Origins

OrthodoxWiki was inaugurated in November 2004.

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.

Important Pages

Technical Information

It is graciously hosted by Orthodox Internet Services.