lecture will reflect on the degree to which Orthodoxy in America, under
pressure from convert communities and the society as a whole, might be
seen as bringing about a new phase in Orthodox identity, or even (for
both good and ill) a new Orthodox synthesis. Is the emerging American
expression of Orthodoxy truly Orthodox, or is it more truly American?
Or, conversely, is Orthodox identity a single thing, or does it emerge
anew in every new cultural setting?