A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church

"Orthodox Christianity is one of the world's major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent's comprehensive new book fills that gap.

Author: Neil Kent

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"Orthodox Christianity is one of the world's major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent's comprehensive new book fills that gap. The Russian Orthodox Church's Eastern roots, including its dogma, canons, and practices, are explored, along with the political and military contexts in which it carried out its mission over the centuries. Hemmed in between the Catholic powers of pre-Reformation Europe in the West, the Mongol steppe empires to the East, and the Islamic civilizations to the South, Russia and its Church found themselves in a difficult position during the Middle Ages"--
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Cross and Kremlin

One cannot properly understand the overall history of Russia without considering the role of the Orthodox Church in Russia. Cross and Kremlin uniquely surveys both the history and the contemporary situation of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Author: Thomas Bremer

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802869623

Category: History

Page: 178

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Russian political history and Russian church history are tied together very tightly. One cannot properly understand the overall history of Russia without considering the role of the Orthodox Church in Russia. 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.
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A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church

Orthodox Christianity is one of the world's major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent's comprehensive new book fills that gap.

Author: Neil Kent

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1680539051

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"Orthodox Christianity is one of the world's major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent's comprehensive new book fills that gap. The Russian Orthodox Church's Eastern roots, including its dogma, canons, and practices, are explored, along with the political and military contexts in which it carried out its mission over the centuries. Hemmed in between the Catholic powers of pre-Reformation Europe in the West, the Mongol steppe empires to the East, and the Islamic civilizations to the South, Russia and its Church found themselves in a difficult position during the Middle Ages"--
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A Concise History of Russia

Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century.

Author: Paul Bushkovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139504447

Category: History

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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.
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A Concise History of Imperial Russia

This book presents a concise history of Imperial Russia from the perspectives of geopolitics, system of government, social structure and military history. Many original maps help the reader follow the story of imperial expansion

Author: Sergey Volkov

Publisher: Alexander Krishchyunas

ISBN: 1087869919

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This book presents a concise history of Imperial Russia from the perspectives of geopolitics, system of government, social structure and military history. Many original maps help the reader follow the story of imperial expansion
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A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

And, finally, there was the Orthodox Church, the established ecclesiastical body of the realm, representing approximately 55 percent of its population.” Since the reign of Peter the Great, the Russian church had lost its independence ...

Author: Richard Pipes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307788580

Category: History

Page: 464

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Richard Pipes's authoritative history of the "violent and disruptive acts" that created the first modern totalitarian regime portrays the crisis at the heart of the tsarist empire. Drawing on archival materials newly released in Russia, he chronicles the upheaval that began as a conservative revolt but was soon captured by messianic intellectuals intent not merely on reforming Russia but on remaking the world. He provides fresh accounts of the revolution's personalities and policies, crises, and cruelties, from the murder of the royal family through civil war, famine, and state terror. Brilliantly and persuasively, Pipes shows us why the resulting system owes less to the theories of Marx than it did to the character of Lenin and Russia's long authoritarian tradition. What ensues is a path-clearing work that is indispensable to any understanding of the events of the century.
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Keeping the Faith

Wynot presents a concise history of the trials and evolution of Russian Orthodox monasteries and convents and the important roles they have played in Russian culture, both spiritually and politically, from the abortive reforms of 1905 to ...

Author: Jennifer Jean Wynot

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603446402

Category: Religion

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Wynot presents a concise history of the trials and evolution of Russian Orthodox monasteries and convents and the important roles they have played in Russian culture, both spiritually and politically, from the abortive reforms of 1905 to the Stalinist purges of the 1930s.
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The Russian Orthodox Church 1917 1948

Religion and Soviet Foreign Policy. ... “Voyna i mir” v Finlyandskoy Pravoslavnoy Tserkvi (“War and Peace” in the Finnish Orthodox Church), Sofia: Unknown publishing ... A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia.

Author: Daniela Kalkandjieva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317657767

Category: Social Science

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This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the loss of the former western territories of the Russian Empire, and the Soviet Union’s isolation from the rest of the world and the consequent separation of Russian emigrés from the church were disastrous for the church, which declined very significantly in the 1920s and 1930s. However, when Poland was partitioned in 1939 between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, Stalin allowed the Patriarch of Moscow, Sergei, jurisdiction over orthodox congregations in the conquered territories and went on, later, to encourage the church to promote patriotic activities as part of the resistance to the Nazi invasion. He agreed a Concordat with the church in 1943, and continued to encourage the church, especially its claims to jurisdiction over émigré Russian orthodox churches, in the immediate postwar period. Based on extensive original research, the book puts forward a great deal of new information and overturns established thinking on many key points.
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The Polish Orthodox Church in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

This book portrays the changing fortunes of the Polish Orthodox Church as it responds to the different Polish governments.

Author: Edward D. Wynot, Jr.

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739198858

Category: History

Page: 158

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This book portrays the changing fortunes of the Polish Orthodox Church as it responds to the different Polish governments. Simultaneously, it illuminates the complex relationship among the state, the Orthodox and rival Roman Catholic faiths, and the Slavic minorities (chiefly Ukrainian and Belarusan) who are the primary adherents of Orthodoxy.
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The Church of the East

The Church of the East is currently the only complete history in English of the East Syriac Church of the East.

Author: Wilhelm Baum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134430185

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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The Church of the East is currently the only complete history in English of the East Syriac Church of the East. It covers the periods of the Sassanians, Arabs, Mongols, Ottomans, the 20th century, and informs about the Syriac, Iranian and Chinese literature of this unique and almost forgotten part of Christendom.
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A History of Russian Christianity Vol IV

University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1971 Pipes, Richard, A Concise History of the Russian Revolution, Vintage Books, New York, 1996. Pospielovski, Dmitri, The Orthodox Church in the History of Russia, St. Vladimir's Press, New York, ...

Author: Daniel H. Shubin

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875864440

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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From Apostle Andrew to the conclusion of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin presents the entire history of Christianity in Russia in a 3-volume series. The events, people and politics that forged the earliest traditions of Russian Christianity are presented objectively and intensively, describing the rise and dominance of the Russian Orthodox Church, the many dissenters and sectarian groups that evolved over the centuries (and their persecution), the presence of Catholicism and the influx of Protestantism and Judaism and other minority religions into Russia. The history covers the higher levels of ecclesiastical activity including the involvement of tsars and princes, as well as saints and serfs, and monks and mystics. This, the first volume, deals with the period from Apostle Andrew to the death of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, just prior to the election of the first Russian Patriarch, a period of almost 1600 years.
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A Concise History of Modern Europe

... 139 Obama, Barack, 192, 195 old regime, 13—18, 21 "On Liberty” (Mill), 49 Open Door Policy, 99 Origin of Species (Darwin), 71, 73—78 Orthodox Church. See Russian Orthodox Church Ottoman Empire, 39, 48, 85—86, 104— 106, 113, 132.

Author: David S. Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442205352

Category: History

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Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that shaped modern Europe, A Concise History of Modern Europe provides a readable, succinct history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the present day. Avoiding a detailed, lengthy chronology, the book focuses on key events and ideas to explore the causes and consequences of revolutions—be they political, economic, or scientific; the origins and development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European identity. Any reader needing a broad overview of the sweep of European history since 1789 will find this book, published in a first edition under the title Revolutionary Europe, an engaging and cohesive narrative.
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Beijing A Concise History

A second treaty between Russia and the Qing empire in 1727 included an agreement for a Russian ecclesiastical mission to be established permanently in Beijing, to look after the spiritual needs of these Orthodox Christians.

Author: Stephen G. Haw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134150335

Category: History

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Stephen Haw sets out the history of the city of Beijing, charting the course of its development from its early roots before 2000 BC to its contemporary position as capital of the People’s Republic of China. Stephen Haw, a well-established author on China, outlines the establishment of the earliest cities in the years before 1000 BC, its status as regional capital during most of the long Zhou dynasty, and its emergence as capital of the whole of China after the conquest of the Mongol invaders under Chenghiz Khan and his successors. He considers the city’s assumption of its modern name ‘Beijing’ under the Ming dynasty, conquest by the Manchus and the turbulent years of civil war that followed the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911, culminating in the communist revolution and Beijing’s resumption of the role of capital of China in 1949. Overall, Stephen Haw gives an impressive account of the long and fascinating history of a city that is growing in prominence as an urban centre of global significance.
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The Russian Orthodox Community in Hong Kong

About the Greek Orthodox missions in Japan, see Otis Cary, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Missions, vol.1 of A History of Christianity in Japan (Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan: Charles. Tuttle Company, 1976). 24.

Author: Loretta E. Kim

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793616746

Category: China

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Russian Orthodox Christianity is the cornerstone of a diverse cultural community in modern Hong Kong. This book explores the contributions that this group has made to the social landscape of Hong Kong from the British colonial period to the current era of integration into China.
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A Concise History of the Middle East

You know that, until the Ottoman conquest, it had been Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, the “Second Rome,” and chief jewel of the Greek Orthodox Church. When Constantinople fell, Russia became the leading Greek Orthodox ...

Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429850455

Category: Political Science

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A Concise History of the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts in the Middle East, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab–Israel conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the Middle East post-9/11 and post-Arab uprisings. The twelfth edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including the presence of ISIS and other non-state actors, the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and the refugee crisis. New parts and part timelines will help students grasp and contextualize the long and complicated history of the region. With updated biographical sketches and glossary, and a new concluding chapter, this book remains the quintessential text for students of Middle East history.
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A Concise History of the Catholic Church

THE EASTERN SCHISM Attwater, Donald. The Eastern Churches, Vol. 2. Milwaukee: Bruce, 1962. Hussey, J. M. The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. A superlative treatment. Dvornik, Francis.

Author: Thomas S. Bokenkotter

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780385516136

Category: Religion

Page: 605

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A best-selling resource, updated for the new millennium, examines five areas corresponding to the major historical and epochal developments in Catholicism, in a volume complemented by informative new illustrations. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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A Concise History of the Baltic States

... and active propagation of Russian Orthodoxy began in order to diminish peasant loyalties to the Lutheran Church. Over the next decade, as the number of Russian administrators in the Baltic provinces grew substantially, ...

Author: Andrejs Plakans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521833721

Category: History

Page: 472

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An integrated history of three Baltic peoples - Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians - from their origins as tribal societies to separate nations.
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A Concise History of the Modern World

... 142 Royal Society of London, 141, 148 Ruhr, 204 Russel, Bertrand, 161 Russia (see also Soviet Union), 10, 12, 37, 41, ... 153–171 Russian Federation, 242, 250, 298, 299, 300, 320, 324, 327, 330, 355 n.5, n.6 Russian Orthodox Church ...

Author: William Woodruff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349266630

Category: History

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By investigating the major changes in world history during the past five hundred years, Woodruff explains to what extent world forces have been responsible for shaping both the past and the present. This extraordinary book tells of the rise and fall of empires and civilizations; it recounts the growing communality and interdependence of nations; it shows how so many problems of the contemporary world are the legacy of an unprecedented era of western domination - the end of which was hastened by the two world wars. In explaining how the world has come to be what it is, the author examines the implications surrounding the end of the cold war, the unravelling of communism in Eastern Europe, and the growing challenge of the non-western world to western superiority. It is Woodruff's belief that we have reached a crucial transitional stage in world history in which the world will no longer be shaped by the single image of western modernism, but increasingly by the image of all cultures and civilizations. With the shift of geopolitical and geoeconomic power to Asia, and with the growing world-wide influence of religious fundamentalism and revolutionary nationalism, the need for a global perspective has become acute. A Concise History of the Modern World encompasses the learning and the insights gleaned by the author from a life-time career as a world historian.
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