The Orthodox Church in the History of Russia

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A panoramic view of one of the largest, most controversial, spiritually profound and deeply suffering of the Christian Churches. The Russian Orthodox inherited their apostolic faith from the Greek Fathers, a faith which grew and flourishes to this day. This book is replete with events, personalities and tragedies of unprecedented scale." "Those interested in theology, Russian studies, and the history of culture will profit from this book.
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Overview

A panoramic view of one of the largest, most controversial, spiritually profound and deeply suffering of the Christian Churches. The Russian Orthodox inherited their apostolic faith from the Greek Fathers, a faith which grew and flourishes to this day. This book is replete with events, personalities and tragedies of unprecedented scale." "Those interested in theology, Russian studies, and the history of culture will profit from this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881411799
  • Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 413
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 A Prehistory of Russian Christianity: Byzantium, Rome and the Slavs 1
2 The Conversion of Rus' To Christianity and Related Controversial Issues 15
3 Church and State In Medieval Russia 37
4 From Possessors and Non-Possessors to the Great Schism of the 17th Century 57
5 The Church in West Russia: From Orthodoxy to the Unia and Again to Orthodoxy 81
6 The Eighteenth Century 105
7 Church and State in Pre-Reform 19th Century Russia 133
8 The Church in Post-Reform Russia (1860s to the 20th Century) 159
9 The Early Twentieth Century: The Struggle for the Freedom of the Church 191
10 The Church, the State, and Schisms 1920-1925 219
11 Locum Tenentes, Their Deputies, and Further Schisms 245
12 The Church During the War 269
13 The First Post-War Decade 291
14 Khrushchev's Persecutions and the Post-Khrushchev Religious Policy 313
15 The Church Under the Decaying Socialism: 1965-1988 331
16 The Church Under Perestroika and the Agony of Communism 353
17 Epilogue 379
Index 399
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