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Holy Rus'

The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia [Hardback]

by John P. Burgess

    • Author

      John P. Burgess

    • Book Format

      Hardback

    • Publisher

      Yale University Press

    • Published

      April 2017

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      A bold experiment is taking place in Russia. After a century of being scarred by militant, atheistic communism, the Orthodox Church has become Russia's largest and most significant nongovernmental organization. As it has returned to life, it has pursued a vision of reclaiming Holy Rus': that historical yet mythical homeland of the eastern Slavic peoples; a foretaste of the perfect justice, peace, harmony, and beauty for which religious believers long; and the glimpse of heaven on earth that persuaded Prince Vladimir to accept Orthodox baptism in Crimea in A.D. 988. Through groundbreaking initiatives in religious education, social ministry, historical commemoration, and parish life, the Orthodox Church is seeking to shape a new, post-communist national identity for Russia. In this eye-opening and evocative book, John Burgess examines Russian Orthodoxy's resurgence from a grassroots level, providing Western readers with an enlightening, inside look at the new Russia.

      Specification

      • Author

        John P. Burgess

      • Book Format

        Hardback

      • Publisher

        Yale University Press

      • Published

        April 2017

      • Weight

        582g

      • Page Count

        256

      • Dimensions

        155 x 237 x 31 mm

      • ISBN

        9780300222241

      • ISBN-10

        0300222246

      • Eden Code

        4450182

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      • Author/Creator: John P. Burgess

      • ISBN: 9780300222241

      • Publisher: Yale University Press

      • Release Date: April 2017

      • Weight: 582g

      • Dimensions: 155 x 237 x 31 mm

      • Eden Code: 4450182


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