Cross and Kremlin: A Brief History of the Orthodox Church in Russia

ISBN-10: 0802869629
ISBN-13: 9780802869623
Edition: 2013
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Description: "Cross and Kremlin" uniquely surveys both the history and the contemporary situation of the Russian Orthodox Church. The first chapter gives a concise chronology from the tenth century through the present day. The following chapters highlight  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

"Cross and Kremlin" uniquely surveys both the history and the contemporary situation of the Russian Orthodox Church. The first chapter gives a concise chronology from the tenth century through the present day. The following chapters highlight several important issues and aspects of Russian Orthodoxy -- church-state relations, theology, ecclesiastical structure, monasticism, spirituality, the relation of Russian Orthodoxy to the West, dissidence as a frequent phenomenon in Russian church history, and more.]]

Preface to the English Edition
Introduction
Practical Pointers
Demarcations
Subject Matter
Territory
Epochs
Christianization
The Kievan Rus'
From the Rus' to the Moscow Empire
The Reforms of Peter the Great and the Synodical Phase
The Twentieth Century
Christianization and Expansion
Early Christianity before the "Baptism of the Rus'"
Christianization
Shift to the North
The Missionary Work of the Russian Church
Emigration and Schisms
Ecclesiastical Structures
The Juridical Dependence on Constantinople
Autocephaly and Patriarchy
The Synodical Phase
The Local Council of 1917
The Russian Orthodox Church Today
Church and State
Byzantine "Symphony" in the Rus' and in the Moscow Empire
The Russian Church and the Enlightened State
The Church under Communism
Church and National Identity after 1991
Theology and Religious Thought
The Byzantine Legacy
Western Influence
Philosophy of Religion in the Nineteenth Century
Theological Departures in the Twentieth Century
Monasticism
The Kiev Cave Monastery
The Dispute about Monastic Property
The Startsy
Spirituality and Religiosity
The "Prayer of the Heart"
Iconic Piety
Religious Practice Today
Orthodoxy and Identity
Russian Orthodoxy and the West
Influence and Threat
Union Decrees
Ecumenical Relations
Dissidence
Early Diverging Theological Developments
The Old Believers
Russian Sects
Religious Dissenters in the USSR
Chronological Table
Bibliography
Index of Persons
Index of Places
Index of Subjects

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