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About The Book

Andrei Sheptyts'kyi (1865–1944), metropolitan-archbishop of the Greek Catholic Church in Galicia, was a towering figure in twentieth-century Ukrainian life. This collection of twenty-one essays examines Metropolitan Sheptyts'kyi as church hierarch, theologian, ecumenist, national leader, and philanthropist.

The essays include:

  • Wolfdieter Bihl: Sheptyts'kyi and the Austrian Government
  • John-Paul Himka: Sheptyts'kyi and the Ukrainian National Movement before 1914 
  • Bohdan Budorowycz: Sheptyts'kyi and the Ukrainian National Movement after 1914 
  • Ryszard Torzecki: Sheptyts'kyi and Polish Society 
  • Bohdan R. Bociurkiw: Sheptyts'kyi and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church under Soviet Occupation 
  • Hansjakob Stehle: Sheptyts'kyi and the German Regime 
  • Shimon Redlich: Sheptyts'kyi and the Jews 
  • Petro B. T. Bilaniuk: Sheptyts'kyi's Theological Thought 
  • Lubomyr Husar: Sheptyts'kyi and Ecumenism 
  • Victor J. Pospishil: Sheptyts'kyi and Liturgical Reform 
  • Brian R. Keleher: Sheptyts'kyi and Three Converts from the West
  • Andrii Krawchuk: Sheptyts'kyi and the Ethics of Christian Social Action 
  • Ann Slusarczuk Sirka: Sheptyts'kyi in Education and Philanthropy 
  • Myroslava M. Mudrak: Sheptyts'kyi as Patron of the Arts 
  • Ivan Muzyczka: Sheptyts'kyi in the Russian Empire 
  • Bohdan Kazymyra: Sheptyts'kyi and Ukrainians in Canada 
  • Bohdan P. Procko: Sheptyts'kyi and Ukrainians in the United States
  • Athanasius B. Pekar: Sheptyts'kyi and the Carpatho-Ruthenians in the United States 
  • Andrzej Zieba: Sheptyts'kyi in Polish Public Opinion 
  • Roman Waschuk: The Symbol of Sheptyts'kyi in Soviet Ideology 
  • Michael Hrynchyshyn: Western Historiography and Future Research 

Acclaimed as a classic reference work, this substantial volume also includes a six-page chronology of Sheptyts'kyi's life, three genealogical charts, two maps, and more than 50 photographs.

The introduction, "The Chuch between East and West: The Context of Sheptyts'kyi's Thought," was written by leading church historian Jaroslav Pelikan.

About The Author

Paul Robert Magocsi

Paul Robert Magocsi

Paul Robert Magocsi is professor of History and of Political Science and holder of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author and editor of numerous books on Ukraine and Central and East European studies including


  1. Stella Hryniuk's review in Slavonic Review, Vol. 71, Part 3 (July1993), pp. 558-559
  2. James T. Flynn's review in Austrian History Yearbook, Vol. XXV (1994), pp. 269-270
  3. Rudolf A. Mark's review in Zeitschrift fur Ostmitteleuropa Forschung 44 (1995) H.2, pp. 303-305, (in German)

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