Russian Orthodoxy Under the Old Regime by Robert L. Nichols, Theofanis George Stavrou

By Robert L. Nichols, Theofanis George Stavrou

Russian Orthodoxy lower than the outdated Regime used to be first released in 1978. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

In this booklet, that is in particular compatible for direction use, 11 students research some of the most very important associations of imperial Russia, the Orthodox church within the centuries prior to the Russian revolution. the fabric is prepared in sections, the 1st dedicated to Orthodoxy's function in Russian social and cultural existence and the second one facing the church's dating to the tsarist regime.

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I. P. Chebyshev. N. Golitsyn became overprocurator; he had been a deist but had undergone a pietist conversion. In neither incarnation did he have any perceptible commitment to Russian Orthodox traditions, and in the second —in particular as head of the "combined ministry" of cults and education from 1817 to 1824 —he did a good deal to undermine them. D. Nechaev, like Chebyshev a Mason, and Count N. A. Protasov, who was surrounded by men formerly concerned with the Uniat college at Polotsk. The first two overprocurators of Alexander II's reign were insignificant, but in 1865 came one of two important figures who were to hold the office for fifteen and twenty-five years respectively: Count D.

20 In most cases the proposals probably were not implemented, but they indicated a direction pursued after the Revolution by certain branches of Orthodoxy if not, as it appears, in the Orthodox church in the USSR. There remain to be considered the theological functions of the church. In a sense, of course, a Christian and in particular an Orthodox Christian may wish to argue that the church has no theological functions, or at any rate that its only such functions are to teach the unchanging theology of the universal church and to correct errors when they appear in such teaching.

20. , 79-80. The revival of the diaconate for women was advocated not only by bishops but by Professor S. " 21. Michael T. " Russia: A History and an Interpretation, New York, 1953, II, 888. One might be grateful for even this reference. " I believe no one did reply. To be sure, much has been published on the history of the Orthodox church since that time. 22. Quoted by S. K. , Velikaia reforma, Moscow, 1911, V, 162. 1 bid. 24. , 159. 25. , 160. " Mel'gunov's article is a direct attack on Filaret, and the phrase cited in the preceding sentence is not persuasive because of the obvious animus that lies behind it.

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