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A History of the Russian Church to 1488 By John L. Fennell

A History of the Russian Church to 1488
by John L. Fennell

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This text includes coverage of the following topics: the beginnings of Kievan Christianity; the organization of the Russian Church; the process of Christianization; the Russian Church and the Mongols; and landownership by the Church and the monasteries.
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A History of the Russian Church to 1488 by John L. Fennell

The Russian church is central to an understanding of early Russian and Slav history, but for many years there has been no accessible, up-to-date introduction to the subject in English - until now. The late John Fennell's last book, is a masterly survey of the development, nature and role of the early Church in Russia from Christianization of the country in 988, through Kievan and Tatar poeriods to 1448 when the Russian Church finally became totally independent of its mother-church in Byzantium.

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A History of the Russian Church to 1488 Reviews

`Students of early Russina history have special reason to be grateful, for they could not wish for a more clear-sighted and level-headed guide . . .'
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Table of Contents

Part 1: An outline of Kievan history, to 1240. The beginnings of Kievan Christianity. The baptism of Vladimir and his subjects. The organization of the Russian Church - the metropolitans; the bishops and their sees; finances and jurisdiction; the creation of the saints. The religious activity and monasticism; the process of Christianization: pastoral care - the "question of Kirik"; pagan survivals - witchcraft and sorcery; "double faith". Orthodox and Latins: the schism of 1054; Russians and the Latin Church. Christian writing in Kievan Russia, The Church's involvment in politics. Part 2: Russian under the Mongols - a political survey. The metropolitans of Russia - from Kirill II to Aleksiy. Metropolitan Kiprian. Metropolitan Foty. Metropolitans Iona and Isidor - the council of Florence. The Russian Church and the Mongols, 1237-1448. Landownership by the Church and the monasteries. Politics and the Church.

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A History of the Russian Church to 1488 by John L. Fennell
John L. Fennell
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