Making of Holy Russia: The Orthodox Church and Russian by John Strickland

By John Strickland

This booklet is a severe research of the interplay among the Russian Church and society within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth century. whereas different reports exist that draw cognizance to the voices within the Church typified as liberal within the years best as much as the Revolution, this paintings introduces a variety of conservative opinion that both strove for non secular renewal and the unfold of the Gospel. Grounded in unique study performed within the newly available libraries and documents of post-Soviet Russia, this research is meant to bare the broader relevance of its subject to an ongoing dialogue of the connection among nationwide or ethnic identities at the one hand, and the self-understanding of Orthodox Christianity as a common and transformative religion at the other.

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