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Author Garrard, John Gordon.

Title Russian Orthodoxy resurgent : faith and power in the new Russia / John Garrard & Carol Garrard
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 326 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prologue: Russian Orthodoxy resurgent / Sergiev Posad -- The end of the Atheist empire -- A new hope -- Rebuilding holy Moscow -- Accursed questions: who is to blame? -- Irreconcilable differences: Orthodoxy and the West -- The Babylonian legacy: exiles, martyrs, and collaborators -- A faith-based army -- Epilogue: twenty years after: from party to patriarch
Summary Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent is the first book to fully explore the expansive and ill-understood role that Russia's ancient Christian faith has played in the fall of Soviet Communism and in the rise of Russian nationalism today. John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Church's moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup against Gorbachev launched by Communist Party hardliners. The Soviet Union disintegrated, leaving Russians searching for a usable past. The Garrards reveal how Patriarch Aleksy II--a former KGB officer and the man behind the church's successful defeat of the coup-
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-313) and index
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Subject Aleksiĭ II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, 1929-2008.
Russkai͡a pravoslavnai͡a t͡serkovʹ -- Influence.
Russkai͡a pravoslavnai͡a t͡serkovʹ.
Religion and politics -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century.
Religion and politics -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Garrard, Carol.
LC no. 2008005415
ISBN 1400828996 (electronic bk.)
9781400828999 (electronic bk.)