Orthodox Russia Belief and Practice under the Tsars

ISBN-10: 0271023503

ISBN-13: 9780271023502

Edition: 2003

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Description: This volume concentrates on the lived religious experience - how Orthodoxy touched the lives of a wide variety of subjects of the Russian state, from clerics awaiting the apocalypse in the 15th century to nuns adapting to the attacks on organized religion under the Soviets.

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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Robert H. Greene is assistant professor of history at the University of Montana and the author of Bodies Like Bright Stars: Saints and Relics in Orthodox Russia.

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Chronology
Introduction: Orthodox Russia
Destabilizing Dichotomies
Old and New, High and Low: Straw Horsemen of Russian Orthodoxy
Two Cultures, One Throne Room: Secular Courtiers and Orthodox Culture in the Golden Hall of the Moscow Kremlin
Letting the People into Church: Reflections on Orthodoxy and Community in Late Imperial Russia
Imagining the Sacred
From Corpse to Cult in Early Modern Russia
Protectors of Women and the Lower Orders: Constructing Sainthood in Modern Russia
Encountering the Sacred
Till the End of Time: The Apocalypse in Russian Historical Experience Before 1500
Women and the Orthodox Faith in Muscovite Russia: Spiritual Experience and Practice
Living Orthodoxy
Quotidian Orthodoxy: Domestic Life in Early Modern Russia
God of Our Mothers: Reflections on Lay Female Spirituality in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Russia
Paradoxes of Piety: The Nizhegorod Convent of the Exaltation of the Cross, 1807-1935
Orthodoxy as Ascription (and Beyond): Religious Identity on the Edges of the Orthodox Community, 1740-1917
Epilogue: A View from the West
Annotated Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
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