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Orthodoxy and the New Russia

Reid, Duncan and Clarke, Jonathon (2007) Orthodoxy and the New Russia. Religion in Eastern Europe, xxvii. pp. 13-21. ISSN 1069-4781

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Abstract

This paper examines the contemporary phenomenon of the re-emergence of the Orthodox Church not only as a leading religious institution of post-Soviet Russia, but also as a core marker of identity. The disappearance of the Soviet Union has produced a profound crisis of identity in Russia. Traditional markers of identity, particularly the Orthodox Church, have assumed an importance hardly anticipated before the collapse of the USSR.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Post-Soviet Russia, Orthodox Church, identity
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220407 Studies in Religious Traditions (excl. Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: A - Humanities, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Rev Dr Duncan Reid
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2013 23:20
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 00:54
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1262

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