St Antony's Series

The Russian Orthodox Church

Triumphalism and Defensiveness

Authors: Ellis, Jane

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The Russian Orthodox Church has survived more than seventy years of the most brutal and sustained attempts to eradicate religion that has ever been. Weakened but spiritually alive, it is confronted by the demands of a ravaged, exhausted society. Can it, however, find the resources and energy to respond to these demands? Jane Ellis describes the developments and problems in the Russian Orthodox Church under glasnost and especially since the new freedoms were granted following the millennium celebrations of 1988. New opportunities mean new challenges and demand huge new resources. Old problems in the form of close State and KGB contacts remain, and new problems in the form of competition from other denominations and sects arise. Traditionally the Orthodox Church has enjoyed a 'symphony' with the State. However are unhealthy links with the KGB and the communist past still damaging the Church. Is it in danger of becoming a state church?

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Russian Orthodox Church
Book Subtitle
Triumphalism and Defensiveness
Authors
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-24908-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-24908-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-63892-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 240
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