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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2017
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Encounters with Orthodoxy: How the Protestant Churches Can Reform Themselves AgainJohn P. BurgessWestminster John Knox Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback$22.50 Retail:
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The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity, Third EditionTimothy WarePenguin Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:
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A bold experiment is taking place in Russia. After a century of being scarred by militant, atheistic communism, the Orthodox Church has become Russias largest and most significant nongovernmental organization. As it has returned to life, it has pursued a vision of reclaiming Holy Rus: that historical yet mythical homeland of the eastern Slavic peoples; a foretaste of the perfect justice, peace, harmony, and beauty for which religious believers long; and the glimpse of heaven on earth that persuaded Prince Vladimir to accept Orthodox baptism in Crimea in A.D. 988.
Through groundbreaking initiatives in religious education, social ministry, historical commemoration, and parish life, the Orthodox Church is seeking to shape a new, post-communist national identity for Russia. In this eye-opening and evocative book, John Burgess examines Russian Orthodoxys resurgence from a grassroots level, providing Western readers with an enlightening, inside look at the new Russia.
"Both sympathetic and sober, this insightful study of Orthodox Christianity in todays Russia is essential for anyone wanting to understand Russias quest for spiritual sanity and integrity in the midst of the deformations of the past and present."The Very Reverend Leonid Kishkovsky, Orthodox Church in America