The Political, Economic and Social Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church, 1991-2003, and the Reintegration of Russian Orthodoxy into Post-Soviet Russian National Identity

by Roslof, Lara McCoy

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the role of the Russian Orthodox Church as a cultural force in the formation of post Soviet Russian national identity. In order to demonstrate the depth of Russian Orthodoxy’s involvement with Russian life, Russian Orthodox political and social programs in the post Soviet era are examined. A brief summary of Orthodox involvement historically in political and social life is presented as a framework for understanding Orthodoxy’s role in the post Soviet period, followed by an examination of contemporary church state relations, both political and economic, and a discussion of the evolution of post-Soviet Orthodox social ministry.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:russian orthodoxy orthodox church


Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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