Keeping the Faith: Russian Orthodox Monasticism In the Soviet Union, 1917-1939

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Texas A&M University Press, 2004 - Religion - 235 pages
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Wynot presents a concise history of the trials and evolution of Russian Orthodox monasteries and convents and the important roles they have played in Russian culture, both spiritually and politically, from the abortive reforms of 1905 to the Stalinist purges of the 1930s.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Church on the Eve of the 1917 Revolution
3
Chapter 2 Revolution Civil War and Famine 19171922
36
Chapter 3 The New Economic Policy Years 19211928
80
Chapter 4 The Good Friday of Russian Monasticism 19281934
114
Chapter 5 The Descent into Hell 19341939
140
Conclusion
170
Appendix A Decree on Land Nationalization November 8 1917
179
Appendix B Decree of the Soviet Commissars Concerning theSeparation of Church and State and of Schools andChurch January 23 1918
181
Appendix C Sample of Agreement between Believers and Soviet ofWorkmenPeasant Deputies
183
Notes
187
Glossary
213
Bibliography
215
Index
223
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