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The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society After 1825

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In the 1830s and 1840s, increasing numbers of Russians renounced the modernized, secularized, Westernized Russia created by Peter the Great in an effort to revive alternative lifestyles based on Orthodox spirituality and values. This effort found expression in a revival of monasticism that began in the era of Nicholas I and would last for the duration of the imperial perio ...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published December 5th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Dr Scott M. Kenworthy is Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University in Ohio. He earned his doctorate in history from Brandeis University and was the recipient of the 2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History for his first book The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society after 1825 (Oxford University Press, 2010).
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