A History of Russian Christianity, Vol. I: From the Earliest Years through Tsar Ivan IV

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Algora Publishing, 2004 - History - 244 pages
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From Apostle Andrew to the conclusion of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin presents the entire history of Christianity in Russia in a 3-volume series. The events, people and politics that forged the earliest traditions of Russian Christianity are presented objectively and intensively, describing the rise and dominance of the Russian Orthodox Church, the many dissenters and sectarian groups that evolved over the centuries (and their persecution), the presence of Catholicism and the influx of Protestantism and Judaism and other minority religions into Russia. The history covers the higher levels of ecclesiastical activity including the involvement of tsars and princes, as well as saints and serfs, and monks and mystics. This, the first volume, deals with the period from Apostle Andrew to the death of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, just prior to the election of the first Russian Patriarch, a period of almost 1600 years.
 

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Book is great, covering data about Russian Christianity which is extremely hard to find. BUT WARNING, NEVER EVER EVER BUY THE GOOGLE PLAY EBOOK VERSION. It has zero navigation in PC. Just a big blob of text and a slider at the bottom. The Android 7 app in Google Play Store is almost as bad, TOTALLY UNREADABLE TEXT you can't adjust or change fonts, there are no links, it's like reading a graphic pdf file (yes, that FUZZY, same as the PC). If you hit the hamburger you get a table of contents you don't know are links to the starts of chapters (they are). THAT's ALL the navigation you get. Text is so unreadable, like a bad thermal fax copy, it's not worth it. You HAVE to read in landscape mode and in max zoom (which you have to do with your fingers). You'll go blind reading.
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Contents

Prologue
1
Part 1 The PreHistoric Era
9
Part 2 The Era of Kievan Russia
21
Part 3 The Era of Mongol Occupation
87
Part 4 The Era of Moscovite Russia
155
Bibliography
223
Index
225
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