By Geraldine Fagan
This ebook provides a entire evaluate of non secular coverage in Russia because the finish of the communist regime, exposing a number of the ambiguities and uncertainties in regards to the place of faith in Russian lifestyles. It unearths how spiritual freedom in Russia has, opposite to the commonly held view, a protracted culture, and the way the major spiritual associations in Russia at the present time, together with particularly the Russian Orthodox Church but in addition Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist institutions, owe loads of their distinct positions to the connection they'd with the previous Soviet regime. It examines the resurgence of spiritual freedom within the years instantly after the tip of the Soviet Union, exhibiting how this was once thus curtailed, yet purely in part, via the $64000 legislation of 1997. It discusses the pursuit of privilege for the Russian Orthodox Church and different ‘traditional’ ideals less than presidents Putin and Medvedev, and assesses how a ways Russian Orthodox Christianity is expounded to Russian nationwide tradition, demonstrating the unresolved nature of the major query, ‘Is Russia to be an Orthodox kingdom with spiritual minorities or a multi-confessional state?’ It concludes that Russian society’s carrying on with failure to arrive a consensus at the function of faith in public lifestyles is destabilising the nation.
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