This book explores the religious lives of Orthodox Christians in Russia before the revolution. It examines how Orthodox communal identity was fostered and sustained through the spaces, places, times, and images around which believers ordered their religious lives. It looks at debates between ecclesiastical officials. It argues that the challenge to Orthodoxy not only came from outsiders such as Marxists revolutionaries, but also from the faith community itself.
|Print publication date: 2004||Print ISBN-13: 9780195154658|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005||DOI:10.1093/0195154657.001.0001|