Orthodox Russia in Crisis: Church and Nation in the Time of Troubles

Orthodox Russia in Crisis: Church and Nation in the Time of Troubles

by Isaiah Gruber

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ISBN-13: 9781609090494
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Isaiah Gruber is an author and lecturer who has lived on four continents and in six countries. He specializes in the histories of Russia, Eastern Europe, Judaism, and Christianity. Dr. Gruber is currently a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as an independent translator and lecturer. [ isaiahgruberphd.com ]

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables vii

Preface ix


Troubles, Then and Now 3

1 Russia as "Israel": The Muscovite Church-State 23

2 Profit and Piety: Russian Orthodox Monasteries as Economic Corporations 51

3 Vox Dei, Vox Populi, and Vox Feminae: Delaying the Crisis of Legitimacy in 1598 75

4 In Hunger and Pain: The Response of the Church to Famine and Civil Waif are 97

5 A House Divided: Russian Orthodoxy under Vasilii IV and Dmitrii II 127

6 Death and Resurrection: Tire Apex and End of the Smuta 152

7 In Retrospect: Russian Orthodoxy in the Time of Troubles and Beyond 180

Notes 199

Bibliography 235

Index 279

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