By Valerie A. Kivelson, Robert H. Greene
Orthodox Christianity got here to Russia from Byzantium in 988, and within the resulting centuries it has turn into this sort of fixture of the Russian cultural panorama that any dialogue of Russian personality or background necessarily needs to take its impact under consideration. Orthodox Russia is a well timed quantity that brings jointly the very best modern scholarship on Russian Orthodox ideals and practices overlaying a wide historic period-from the Muscovite period in the course of the speedy aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. reviews of Russian Orthodoxy have regularly involved in doctrinal contro-versies or institutional advancements. Orthodox Russia concentrates on lived spiritual experience-how Orthodoxy touched the lives of a large choice of topics of the Russian nation, from clerics waiting for the Apocalypse within the 15th century and nuns adapting to the assaults on equipped faith less than the Soviets to unlettered army servitors on the court docket of Ivan the poor and staff, peasants, and squaddies within the final years of the imperial regime. Melding characteristically specific ways, the quantity permits us to determine Orthodoxy no longer as a static set of rigidly utilized ideas and dictates yet as a lived, adaptive, and versatile method. Orthodox Russia deals a much-needed, up to date basic survey of the topic, one made attainable by way of the outlet of information in Russia after 1991. members comprise Laura Engelstein, Michael S. Flier, Daniel H. Kaiser, Nadieszda Kizenko, Eve Levin, Gary Marker, Daniel Rowland, Vera Shevzov, Thomas N. Tentler, Isolde Thyret, William G. Wagner, and Paul W. Werth.