Religion, Morality, and Community in Post-Soviet Societies
In the post-Soviet environment of expanded civil freedom with great everyday uncertainty, unhappiness, injustice, and suffering, religious organizations and beliefs in Russia and Eurasia face numerous opportunities and intense challenges. Based on recent research and interdisciplinary methodologies, this volume examines how religious organizations and individuals engage the changing and troubled environment in which they live. The contributions investigate not just Russian Orthodoxy, but also Old Belief, Judaism, Islam, Buriat shamanism, and Catholicism. Among the important questions considered are how religion addresses problems of charity, memory, justice, community, morality, nationalism, democracy, and civil liberties.
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Reclaiming the Sacred after Communism
Modes of Moral Action in Russian Orthodoxy
The Freezing of Historical Memory? The PostSoviet Russian Orthodox Church and the Council of 1917
Moral Narratives of a Russian Orthodox Woman
Remaking Moral Communities and Inequalities on a Former State Farm
Mountain Jewish Laments in Azerbaijan and on the Internet
Who Gets Saved in PostSoviet Russian Charity Work?
Buriat Shamans as Mediators of Multiple Worlds