1st Edition

The Russian Orthodox Church A Contemporary History

By Jane Ellis Copyright 1986
    542 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Russian Orthodox Church (1986) concentrates on the recent history of the church, examining the situation of Russian Orthodox believers in the Soviet Union. It demonstrates that freedom of religion did not exist in the Soviet Union, although the church remained a vigorous and potent force in Soviet society which the authorities were unable to ignore.

    1. Churches and Dioceses  2. Parish Life  3. The Clergy  4. Theological Education  5. Monasticism  6. Publications  7. The Laity  8. The Episcopate  9. Church–State Relations  10. The Rise of Orthodox Dissent: up to 1974  11. The Growth of Orthodox Dissent: 1974–6  12. The Flowering of Orthodox Dissent: 1976–9  13. The Repression of Orthodox Dissent: 1976–80  14. Concluding Summary: up to 1985


    Jane Ellis was at the time of writing a Senior Researcher and Editor of Religion in Communist Lands at Keston College, Kent.