Thinking Orthodox In Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context

Paperback | July 31, 2014

EditorPatrick Lally Michelson, Judith Deutsch Kornblatt

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Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia illuminates the significant role of Russian Orthodox thought in shaping the discourse of educated society during the imperial and early Soviet periods. Bringing together an array of scholars, this book demonstrates that Orthodox reflections on spiritual, philosophical, and aesthetic issues of the day informed much of Russia’s intellectual and cultural climate.
            Volume editors Patrick Lally Michelson and Judith Deutsch Kornblatt provide a historical overview of Russian Orthodox thought and a critical essay on the current state of scholarship about religious thought in modern Russia. The contributors explore a wide range of topics, including Orthodox claims to a unique religious Enlightenment, contests over authority within the Russian Church, tensions between faith and reason in academic Orthodoxy, the relationship between sacraments and the self, the religious foundations of philosophical and legal categories, and the effect of Orthodox categories in the formation of Russian literature.

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Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia illuminates the significant role of Russian Orthodox thought in shaping the discourse of educated society during the imperial and early Soviet periods. Bringing together an array of scholars, this book demonstrates that Orthodox reflections on spiritual, philosophical, and aesthetic issues of the day ...

Patrick Lally Michelson is an assistant professor of religious studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Judith Deutsch Kornblatt is professor emerita of Slavic languages and literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:July 31, 2014Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface                                               
Introduction               
            Patrick Lally Michelson and Judith Deutsch Kornblatt
 
Part I Thinking Orthodox in the Church
1 Orthodoxy and Enlightenment in Catherinian Russia: The Tsarevich Dimitrii Sermons of Metropolitan Platon             
            Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
2 Theology on the Ground: Dmitrii Bogoliubov, the Orthodox Anti-Sectarian Mission, and the Russian Soul                  
            Heather J. Coleman
3 Archbishop Nikon (Rozhdestvenskii) and Pavel Florenskii on Spiritual Experience, Theology, and the Name Glorifiers Dispute                     
            Scott M. Kenworthy
 
Part II Thinking Orthodox in the Academy
4 V. D. Kudriavtsev-Platonov and the Making of Russian Orthodox Theism                      
            Sean Gillen
5 The Struggle for the Sacred: Russian Orthodox Thinking about Miracles in a Modern Age                      
            Vera Shevzov
6 "The Light of the Truth": Russia's Two Enlightenments, with Reference to Pavel Florenskii                  
            Ruth Coates
 
Part III Thinking Orthodox in Society and Culture
7 Written Confession and Religious Thought in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia             
            Nadieszda Kizenko
8 Anagogical Exegesis: The Theological Roots of Russian Hermeneutics                 
            Oliver Smith
9 Kant and the Kingdom of Ends in Russian Religious Thought (Vladimir Solov'ev)                       
            Randall A. Poole
10 Religious Thought and Russian Liberal Institutions: The Case of Pavel Novgorodtsev              
            Vanessa Rampton
11 What Is Beauty?: Pasternak's Adaptations of Russian Religious Thought                      
            Martha M. F. Kelly
 
Afterword                              
            Paul Valliere
Contributors                          
Index

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“A testament to the high level of diversity, vibrancy, and innovation currently present in the study of Russian religious thought and Russian Orthodoxy.”—American Historical Review