Michael Swoyer Oral History

Title

Michael Swoyer Oral History

Subject

Orthodox Church in America
Gender and fellowship
Conversion
Children and families

Description

Oral history with Michael Swoyer, conducted by Lev Smyth in Kansas City, Kansas on April 23rd, 2018. This interview is conducted with Michael Swoyer, a parishioner of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, an OCA (Orthodox Church in America) Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Michael discusses the appeal of conversion to Eastern Orthodoxy, his own conversion experiences in the midwest, and the structure of the Orthodox Church in America. He also discusses the topics of gender and children in Eastern Orthodox churches and how these topics relate to the broader historical arc of the the OCA. This interview was conducted for the Religion in Kansas Project as part of semester-long internship with the University of Kansas Department of Religious Studies.

Source

Religion in Kansas Project

Publisher

Department of Religious Studies, University of Kansas

Date

April 23, 2018

Contributor

Oral histories created by University of Kansas students, staff and faculty as part of the Religion in Kansas Project are archived in KU ScholarWorks, the digital repository of the University of Kansas.

Rights

All oral histories in the Religion in Kansas Project are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License.

Format

Interview, mp4

Language

eng

Type

Recording, oral

Identifier

Micahel_Swoyer-Interview_2.m4a

Interviewer

Lev Smyth

Interviewee

Michael Swoyer

Original Format

mp4

Duration

47:36:00

Citation

“Michael Swoyer Oral History,” Religion in Kansas Project, accessed December 10, 2018, https://ksreligion.omeka.net/items/show/4390.