1st Edition

Christianity and Russian Culture in Soviet Society

Edited By

Nicolai N. Petro

ISBN 9780367013066
Published April 9, 2020 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

This book is the product of a three-day conference at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. It focuses on the tension between the expression of Christian beliefs and the legal restrictions imposed on professions of faith and the importance of Christian culture to perestroika.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Christianity and the Soviet State -- Religion in the Soviet Union: Survival and Revival -- The Contemporary Status of Religion in the USSR -- The Legal Status of Religious Organizations and the Clergy in the USSR -- Freedom of Religion: Moving Away from the Stalinist Legal Code -- The Soviet State and Russian Protestants -- Russian Orthodoxy Under Gorbachev -- Christianity and Soviet Russian Culture -- Maksim Gorky and the Decline of Bolshevik Theomachy -- Soviet Man as Believer and Atheist: Alexander Zinoviev’s Spiritual Stratum -- Christian Patterns in Contemporary Soviet Prose -- Christianity in Recent Soviet Films: The Case of Russophile Ideology -- The Icon in Russian Art, Society and Culture -- The Resurgence of Christianity and Russian-Jewish Relations -- Challenge of the “Russian Idea”: Rediscovering the Legacy of Russian Religious Philosophy

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