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Building a Colonial Diocese

Ilya Vinkovetsky

in Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391282
eISBN:
9780199894369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391282.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the contradictions and tensions between the missionaries of the Russian Orthodox Church and the officials of the Russian-American Company and how these affected Russian policies ... More


The Russian Orthodox Church, the Provision of Social Welfare, and Changing Ethics of Benevolence

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter takes up the question of why the increasingly public role of the Orthodox Church has been accompanied by public dissatisfaction, and in particular why the church's efforts to serve its ... More


Russian ethnic nationalism and religion today

Anastasia Mitrofanova

in The New Russian Nationalism: "Imperialism, Ethnicity and Authoritarianism 2000-2015"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410427
eISBN:
9781474418751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410427.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the religious attitudes of Russian ethnonationalist circles whose ideology and political practice centre on the promotion of political self-determination for ethnic Russians. It ... More


The Other Serbia: The Serbian Church in the Communist Federation

Vjekoslav Perica

in Balkan Idols: Religion and Nationalism in Yugoslav States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148565
eISBN:
9780199834556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148568.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The role of the Serbian Orthodox Church during the years of the communist federation of Yugoslavia is discussed in the context of Tito's suppression of Serbian secular nationalism, which in the end ... More


Confession and the Sacrament of Penance after Communism

Nadieszda Kizenko

in Fundamentalism or Tradition: Christianity after Secularism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285792
eISBN:
9780823288755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285792.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As regards the sacrament of penance in Russia there are both quasi-fundamentalist tendencies and those offering the potential to move away from fundamentalism. On the one hand, one sees strict ... More


When Pussy Riots: Feminist Activism in Russia

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This is the third case study chapter on the use of gender norms and sexualization as political tools in Russia. It investigates a new wave of Russian feminist activism that began in 2010, and the ... More


Religious Communities and Rights in the Russian Federation

Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer

in Religion and the Global Politics of Human Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195343397
eISBN:
9780199894123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343397.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines human rights controversies centering on religion that have emerged in the former Soviet Union during the past two decades. It argues that the dominant factors influencing these ... More


Ideas on Church and State

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0012
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines ideas on Church and state during the reign of Catherine the Great. The relationship between the Russian state and the Orthodox Church had been fundamentally transformed by the ... More


Church and Politics in Late Muscovy

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the debate over Church–state relations in Muscovy in the late seventeenth century. It first considers some of the key figures in the early stages of the Church reform, including ... More


Church, State, and Society under Peter

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the relations between Church, state, and society in Muscovite Russia under Peter the Great. It first considers the role of Feofan Prokopovich, an Ukrainian-born theologian who ... More


Post-Soviet Russia

Paul Robinson

in Russian Conservatism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747342
eISBN:
9781501747366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747342.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter looks at conservatism in post-Soviet Russia, particularly during the 2010s when there arose a “conservative turn” in Russian politics and society. This was associated with a revival of ... More


Relations between the Churches of the Anglican Communion and the Churches of Eastern Christianity

Peter Eaton

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume V: Global Anglicanism, c. 1910-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199643011
eISBN:
9780191840111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199643011.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In this chapter the author discusses the Anglican Communion and the Churches of the Christian East which have had a long and significant relationship both at an official level of international ... More


The Religious Front: Militant Atheism under Lenin and Stalin

Victoria Smolkin

in A Sacred Space Is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691174273
eISBN:
9781400890101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174273.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines militant atheism under Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, focusing on how the Bolsheviks approached religion from the revolution in 1917 until Stalin's death in 1953. Using legal ... More


Introduction

Heather L. Bailey

in The Public Image of Eastern Orthodoxy: France and Russia, 1848-1870

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749513
eISBN:
9781501749537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749513.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter deals with Russian responses to the popularization of the simplistic, negative constructions of the Russian Orthodox Church in the mid-nineteenth century. It focuses mainly on the period ... More


The Status of and Challenges to Religious Freedom in Russia

Roman Lunkin

in The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199930890
eISBN:
9780199980581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930890.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter catalogues the torturous path of the treatment of religion in post-communist Russia. It begins with the implementation of a new legal regime of broad religious freedom during the period ... More


Missionary Orientology

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye

in Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110630
eISBN:
9780300162899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110630.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1854, Nicholas I officially shut down Kazan University's chairs in orientology. The Most Holy Synod in St. Petersburg then authorized the Missionary Division at the Kazan Theological Academy, with ... More


Introduction

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter provides an understanding of the current HIV and injecting drug use epidemic in Russia and an explication of Russian Orthodox moral theology and human rights. The case of Andrei is used ... More


Pussy Riot in Russia

Karina V. Korostelina

in Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199372812
eISBN:
9780199372836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372812.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 discusses series of scandals around the Russian Orthodox Church perceived as insults to Russian society, and events connected with Pussy Riot’s protests. Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band, ... More


‘The Mother of God’:Frank and the Russian Sectarians

Ada Rapoport-Albert

in Women and the Messianic Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, 1666 - 1816

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764807
eISBN:
9781800343269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764807.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter mentions the scholars of hasidism, the school of spirituality initiated by Israel Ba'al Shem Tov, that have occasionally noted certain parallels between the hasidic movement and the ... More


Faith in a Secular Humanism

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Living Faithfully in an Unjust World: Compassionate Care in Russia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520285835
eISBN:
9780520961210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285835.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents the concept of a “secular theology of compassion.” Through a discussion of the ways in which Moscow’s religious communities cooperate to forge common cross-denominational ... More


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