Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent is the 1st ebook to totally discover the expansive and ill-understood function that Russia's historic Christian religion has performed within the fall of Soviet Communism and within the upward thrust of Russian nationalism at the present time. John and Carol Garrard inform the tale of ways the Orthodox Church's ethical weight helped defeat the 1991 coup opposed to Gorbachev introduced through Communist get together hardliners. The Soviet Union disintegrated, leaving Russians trying to find a usable previous. The Garrards display how Patriarch Aleksy II--a former KGB officer and the fellow at the back of the church's winning defeat of the coup--is reconstituting a brand new nationwide inspiration within the church's personal image.
within the new Russia, the previous KGB who run the country--Vladimir Putin between them--proclaim the move, now not the hammer and sickle. in the meantime, a majority of Russians now include the Orthodox religion with remarkable fervor. The Garrards hint how Aleksy orchestrated this alteration, positioning his church to inherit strength as soon as held by means of the Communist get together and to develop into the dominant ethos of the army and govt. They convey how the revived church below Aleksy avoided mass violence throughout the post-Soviet turmoil, and the way Aleksy astutely associated the church with the military and melded Russian patriotism and faith.
Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent argues that the West needs to come to grips with this complicated and contradictory resurgence of the Orthodox religion, since it is the hidden strength in the back of Russia's family and overseas rules today.
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