Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries / Edition 1

Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries / Edition 1

by Paul Bushkovitch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195069463

ISBN-13: 9780195069464

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book traces the evolution of religious attitudes in an important transitional period in Russian history. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Russia saw the gradual decline of monastic spirituality, the rise of miracle cults, and ultimately the birth of a more personal and private faith that stressed morality instead of public rituals. Bushkovitch not

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This book traces the evolution of religious attitudes in an important transitional period in Russian history. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Russia saw the gradual decline of monastic spirituality, the rise of miracle cults, and ultimately the birth of a more personal and private faith that stressed morality instead of public rituals. Bushkovitch not only skillfully reconstructs these rapid and fundamental changes in the Russian religious experience, but also shows how they were influenced by European religious ideas and how they foreshadowed the secularization of Russian society usually credited to Peter the Great.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195069464
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Russian History and Russian Orthodoxy3
1Orthodoxy in the Sixteenth Century10
2The Landholding Class and Its Religious World32
3The Church in the Seventeenth Century51
4Saints and Miracles in Church Policy74
5The Era Of Miracles100
6The Beginnings of Change128
7The Rise of the Sermon150
Conclusion176
Appendix: The Manuscripts of Epifanii Slavinetskii's Sermons180
Notes183
Bibliography241
Index265

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