Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia

Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia

by Mark D. Steinberg
     
 

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Sacred Stories brings together the work of leading scholars writing on the history of religion and religiosity in late imperial Russia during the critical decades preceding the 1917 revolutions. Embodying new research and new methodologies, this book reshapes our understanding of the place of religion in modern Russian history. Topics examined include miraculous

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Sacred Stories brings together the work of leading scholars writing on the history of religion and religiosity in late imperial Russia during the critical decades preceding the 1917 revolutions. Embodying new research and new methodologies, this book reshapes our understanding of the place of religion in modern Russian history. Topics examined include miraculous icons and healing, pilgrim narratives, confessions, women and Orthodox domesticity, marriage and divorce, conversion and tolerance, Jewish folk beliefs, mysticism in Russian art, and philosophical aspects of Orthodox religious thought. Sacred Stories demonstrates that belief, spirituality, and the sacred were powerful and complex cultural expressions central to Russian political, social, economic, and cultural life.

Contributors are Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Heather J. Coleman, Gregory L. Freeze, Nadieszda Kizenko, Alexei A. Kurbanovsky, Roy R. Robson, Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal, Gabriella Safran, Vera Shevzov, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Mark Steinberg, Paul Valliere, William G. Wagner, Paul W. Werth, and Christine D. Worobec.

Editorial Reviews

Feminist Review
"... certainly recommended for any combination of curious philosopher, cross-disciplinary psychologist, radical feminist, and communication theorist among us." —Brittany Shoot, Feminist Review, November 6, 2008

— Brittany Shoot

Journal of Modern History
"... an important contribution to the history of, mainly, Orthodox popular religiosity and Orthodox Christian spirituality of modern Russian and Ukraine." —Martin A. Miller, Duke University, JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY, Vol. 81.1, March 2009

— Martin A. Miller, Duke University

Slavic And East European Journal
"In summary, this is an excellent collection of illuminating essays by noted scholars in their fields, finely written and thoughtfully conceived, which should be read by anyone interested in religious life in late imperial Russia." —Michael Pesenson, University of Texas, Austin, SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL, Vol. 53.3 Fall 2009

— Michael Pesenson, University of Texas, Austin

Feminist Review - Brittany Shoot

"... certainly recommended for any combination of curious philosopher, cross-disciplinary psychologist, radical feminist, and communication theorist among us." —Brittany Shoot, Feminist Review, November 6, 2008

JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY - Martin A. Miller

"... an important contribution to the history of, mainly, Orthodox popular religiosity and Orthodox Christian spirituality of modern Russian and Ukraine." —Martin A. Miller, Duke University, JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY, Vol. 81.1, March 2009

SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL - Michael Pesenson

"In summary, this is an excellent collection of illuminating essays by noted scholars in their fields, finely written and thoughtfully conceived, which should be read by anyone interested in religious life in late imperial Russia." —Michael Pesenson, University of Texas, Austin, SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL, Vol. 53.3 Fall 2009

From the Publisher
"In summary, this is an excellent collection of illuminating essays by noted scholars in their fields, finely written and thoughtfully conceived, which should be read by anyone interested in religious life in late imperial Russia." —Michael Pesenson, University of Texas, Austin, SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL, Vol. 53.3 Fall 2009

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253116703
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/24/2007
Series:
Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark D. Steinberg is Professor of History at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His books include The Fall of the Romanovs; Voices of Revolution, 1917; and Proletarian Imagination: History, Religion, and the Sacred in Russia.

Heather J. Coleman is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Imperial Russian History in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. She is author of Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905–1929 (IUP, 2005).

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