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Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies

Orthodox Christian Renewal Movements in Eastern Europe

Editors: Djurić Milovanović, Aleksandra, Radić, Radmila (Eds.)

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  • Fills a gap in the studies on Orthodox Christianity in Europe
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  • Explains the novelty of the renewal movements research in Christianity worldwide
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This book explores the changes underwent by the Orthodox Churches of Eastern and Southeastern Europe as they came into contact with modernity. The movements of religious renewal among Orthodox believers appeared almost simultaneously in different areas of Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth and during the first decades of the twentieth century. This volume examines what could be defined as renewal movement in Eastern Orthodox traditions. Some case studies include the God Worshippers in Serbia, religious fraternities in Bulgaria, the Zoe movement in Greece, the evangelical movement among Romanian Orthodox believers known as Oastea Domnului (The Lord’s Army), the Doukhobors in Russia, and the Maliovantsy in Ukraine. This volume provides a new understanding of processes of change in the spiritual landscape of Orthodox Christianity and various influences such as other non-Orthodox traditions, charismatic leaders, new religious practices and rituals.

About the authors

Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović  is a research fellow focusing on the anthropology of religion and church history at the Institute for Balkan Studies – Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia.  

 Radmila R. Radić, is a research professor and historian at the Institute for Recent History of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia. 

Reviews

“The book offers a broad spectrum of movements which are little-known in the West. The contributors try to clarify phenomena from the perspective of the anthropology of religion and they give few theological insights. … This volume will certainly become an impetus for future publications in this field.” (Sergiy Sannikov, European Journal of Theology, Vol. 28 (1), 2019)

“This volume is a must for those who have an interest in what ‘spiritual renewal’ looks like in an Eastern Orthodox context. It is my hope that it is only the first of many other similar studies that will be made available to the English-speaking world.” (Timothy Cremeens, Pneuma, Vol. 40 (4), 2018)



“Capturing a diversity of renewal movements from across the Orthodox world, this volume offers a unique contribution to the study of Eastern Orthodoxy and its encounter with modernity. The movements discussed here are unstudied and little understood both within the region and more broadly. This volume is especially welcome as, by bringing together the work of esteemed scholars from across the region, it facilitates for the first time comparative conversations on the nature and processes of Orthodox renewal in Eastern Europe.” (James A. Kapaló, University College Cork, Ireland)

“I was impressed by several outstanding features of this volume: its thematic scope and diversity; its novelty; expertise and reliability of the scholars/editors writing individual chapters, as well as the thematic harmony and balance achieved despite a very heterogeneous set of topics. I do not remember that such a variety of renewal movements from South Eastern Europe has been tackled in a single volume. One of the major strengths of this work is its interdisciplinary scope and international appeal. This is inherent in its versatile contents and the participation of an international group of esteemed scholars in their respective fields of research. Although the number of books and studies covering the area of Eastern Orthodox Christianity has increased since the fall of the Berlin Wall, there is still a huge deficit in the respective academic research concerning specialized topics such as this.” (Milan Vukomanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Prologue: Looking West, but Walking East: The Dilemma of Orthodoxy in a Modernising World

    Pages 1-10

    Pearse, Meic

  • Introduction: Understanding Renewal Movements in Orthodox Christianity

    Pages 11-20

    Milovanović, Aleksandra Djurić (et al.)

  • Ritual, Ecclesia, and the Reform of Russian Orthodoxy: The Life and Thought of Ioann Verkhovskii, 1818–1891

    Pages 23-45

    White, James M.

  • The New Doctrines of the Doukhobor Fasters and Tolstoyism

    Pages 47-65

    Inikova, Svetlana A.

  • The ‘Renovationists’ and the Soviet State

    Pages 67-76

    Shkarovskiy, Mikhail Vitalievich

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Orthodox Christian Renewal Movements in Eastern Europe
Editors
  • Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović
  • Radmila Radić
Series Title
Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63354-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63354-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63353-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87531-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 339
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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