Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Hardcover | May 28, 1992

byPaul Bushkovitch

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This book traces the evolution of religious attitudes in an important transitional period in Russian history. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Russia saw the gradual decline of monastic spirituality, the rise of miracle cults, and ultimately the birth of a more personal and privatefaith that stressed morality instead of public rituals. Bushkovitch not only skillfully reconstructs these rapid and fundamental changes in the Russian religious experience, but also shows how they were influenced by European religious ideas and how they foreshadowed the secularization of Russiansociety usually credited to Peter the Great.

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This book traces the evolution of religious attitudes in an important transitional period in Russian history. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Russia saw the gradual decline of monastic spirituality, the rise of miracle cults, and ultimately the birth of a more personal and privatefaith that stressed morality instead of publi...

Paul Bushkovitch is at Yale University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.65 × 6.38 × 1.1 inPublished:May 28, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195069463

ISBN - 13:9780195069464

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"Bushkovitch's monograph sets an important precedent that should inspire further study."--Journal of Modern History