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Zoe Movement
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[German Version]

(from Gk ζωή/zoḗ, “life”), founded in Greece in 1907 as a fellowship of Orthodox theologians; it has monastic features, but is neither a monastery nor an order. It is organized as a registered association, and is thus independent of ecclesiastical supervision; its leaders are mainly lay. It sees its task as the religious revival and evangelization of the Greek people, especially by preaching, Sunday schools throughout the country, holiday camps, and an immense output of publications, particularly of a conservative ethical and mor…

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Petzolt, Martin, “Zoe Movement”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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