Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia

Mark D. Steinberg (Editor), Heather J. Coleman (Editor)

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Sacred Stories brings together the work of leading scholars writing on the history of religion and religiosity in late imperial Russia during the critical decades preceding the 1917 revolutions. Embodying new research and new methodologies, this book reshapes our understanding of the place of religion in modern Russian history. Topics examined include miraculous icons and healing, pilgrim narratives, confessions, women and Orthodox domesticity, marriage and divorce, conversion and tolerance, Jewish folk beliefs, mysticism in Russian art, and philosophical aspects of Orthodox religious thought. Sacred Stories demonstrates that belief, spirituality, and the sacred were powerful and complex cultural expressions central to Russian political, social, economic, and cultural life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages420
ISBN (Electronic)9780253116703
ISBN (Print)9780253347473, 9780253218506
StatePublished - Jan 2007

Publication series

NameIndiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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