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The Recovery of Religious Identity in Orthodox Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia
Edited by Stephen K. Batalden
"An altogether penetrating, illuminating work of uniformly first-rate scholarship."—Slavic Review
"A most valuable and timely volume.... Excellently researched."—Choice
Seeking God documents the revival of Orthodox religious culture in former Soviet lands. Focusing on historical and literary sources of religious identity, twelve international scholars address the religious roots of popular culture and modern nationalism in Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia. The opening of churches, the rise of religious charity, the renewal of monasticism, and the printing of mass editions of Holy Scripture all point to the revitalization of religious life that has paralleled the demise of communism. The volume provides historical context for this change, tracing the roots of the new religious consciousness to living traditions that antedate by centuries the period of Soviet rule.
(1993) 309 pp.
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Introduction: Stephen K. Batalden
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