Christian Russia in the Making
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Andrzej Poppe
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Variorum

The present collection of studies by Andrzej Poppe in many ways represents a continuation of the research brought together a quarter century ago in the author's previous Variorum volume. The focal themes are the political circumstances of the 'baptism of Russia' and the processes by which Rus' became a Christian
The Rise of Christian Russia
Language: de
Pages: 346
Authors: Andrzej Poppe
Categories: Church history
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher: Variorum Publishing

A collection of unpublished papers from the Third Assembly of the World Council of Churches 1961.
The Nature and the Image of Princely Power in Kievan Rus’, 980-1054
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Walter K. Hanak
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-10 - Publisher: BRILL

In The Nature and the Image of Princely Power in Kievan Rus', 980-1054, Walter K. Hanak provides a critical analysis of the annalistic and literary record of a newly Christianized state and its impact upon the formulation of princely authority.
Saint Margaret, Queen of the Scots
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: C. Keene
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-19 - Publisher: Springer

Margaret, saint and 11th-century Queen of the Scots, remains an often-cited yet little-understood historical figure. Keene's analysis of sources in terms of both time and place – including her Life of Saint Margaret , translated for the first time – allows for an informed understanding of the forces that shaped
Popular Religion in Russia
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Stella Rock
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-10 - Publisher: Routledge

This book dispels the widely-held view that paganism survived in Russia alongside Orthodox Christianity, demonstrating that 'double belief', dvoeverie, is in fact an academic myth. Scholars, citing the medieval origins of the term, have often portrayed Russian Christianity as uniquely muddied by paganism, with 'double-believing' Christians consciously or unconsciously preserving