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By Geoffrey A. Hosking

This designated choice of nineteen essays is the made from a convention held in July 1988 on the college of London. through addressing a various variety of non secular matters in either ancient and modern contexts, the authors search to "correct an imbalance" that has crept into the scholarship of faith in Ukraine and Russia. those essays think about the function of the church in quite a few social, political and country settings and comprise the formation of contemporary Ukrainian spiritual tradition. The publication sheds gentle at the heritage of the spiritual revival in post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia.

Contributors contain Bohdan R. Bociurkiw, Simon Dixon, Peter J.S. Duncan, friend Kolsto, Dimitry Pospielovsky, John-Paul Himka, John Basil, Frank E. Sysyn, and plenty of others.

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Robert O. Crummey 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 37 Brenda Meehan-Waters' work on unofficial women's religious communities within official Orthodoxy is an important contribution to the study of these broad and complex issues. See, for example, her 'Popular Piety, Local Initiative, and the Founding of Women's Religious Communities in Russia, 1764-1907'. Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian studies. Occasional Paper, no. 215. There is a growing literature on this subject. For two examples, see N. N.

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 35 Barsov, 'Andrei Denisov', pp. , 'Semen Denisov', p. 178. Pomorskie otvety, pp. 5-6. Smirnov, 'Vygovskaia bezpopovshchinskaia pustyn", p. 643; Barsov, 'Andrei Denisov', pp. 90-I. Mal'tsev, 'Neizvestnoe sochinenie', especially p. 238. There are many examples in the Vinograd rossiiskii. A number of the short poems which conclude chapters in the work are built on the rhetoric of martyrdom. For a thorough textological analysis of the Vinograd rossiiskii, see E.

By the early eighteenth century, the Orthodox metropolitan residing in Kiev had lost most of his Metropolitanate's faithful controlled by Poland to the Uniates, while the diocese of Chernihiv, though part of the Hetmanate, was subordinated directly to the Moscow Patriarchate. Kiev might still be the home of great monasteries and churches, but the Kiev Metropolitanate had been dismantled and by the end of the eighteenth century even the particular practices of the Ukrainian Church were largely abolished.

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