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Author: John Garrard,Carol Garrard
Publisher: Princeton University Press; First Edition edition (September 14, 2008)
Language: English
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Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia. by John Garrard and Carol Garrard. Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent is the first book to fully explore the expansive and ill-understood role that Russia's ancient Christian faith has played in the fall of Soviet Communism and in the rise of Russian nationalism today. John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Church's moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup against Gorbachev launched by Communist Party hardliners

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgentis the first book to fully explore the expansive and ill-understood role that Russia's ancient Christian faith has played in the fall of Soviet Communism and in the rise of Russian nationalism today.

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgentis the first book to fully explore the expansive and ill-understood role that Russia's ancient Christian faith has played in the fall of Soviet Communism and in the rise of Russian nationalism today. John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Church's moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup against Gorbachev launched by Communist Party hardliners.

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent book John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Church's moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup against Gorbachev.

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent book. John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Church's moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup against Gorbachev launched by Communist Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent is the first book to fully explore the expansive and ill-understood role that Russia's ancient Christian faith has played in the fall of Soviet Communism and in the rise of Russian nationalism today.

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent is the first book to fully explore the expansive and ill-understood role that Russia's ancient Christian faith has played in the fall of Soviet Communism and in the rise of Russian nationalism today.

Russian Orthodoxy since the fall of communism, John and Carol Garrard trace why. Russian Orthodoxy retained this relevance despite 70 years of official persecution, and what. this means for faith and politics in present-day Russia. The project includes the ongoing monitoring of reported violence in the North Caucasus of Russia.

John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Church's moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup .

John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Church's moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup against Gorbachev launched by Communist Party hardliners. The Garrards reveal how Patriarch Aleksy II-a former KGB officer and the man behind the church's successful defeat of the coup-is reconstituting a new national idea in the church's own image. In the new Russia, the former KGB who run the country-Vladimir Putin among them-proclaim the cross, not the hammer and sickle.

Although engagingly written, it is hard to recommend this book because the inaccuracies render much of it misleading. Scott M. Kenworthy Miami University Miami, Ohio 3. Related Papers. Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia by John Garrard and Carol Garrard.

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent is the first book to fully explore the expansive and ill-understood role that Russias ancient Christian faith has played in the fall of Soviet Communism and in the rise of Russian nationalism today. John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Churchs moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup against Gorbachev launched by Communist Party hardliners.

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Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent is the first book to fully explore the expansive and ill-understood role that Russia's ancient Christian faith has played in the fall of Soviet Communism and in the rise of Russian nationalism today. John and Carol Garrard tell the story of how the Orthodox Church's moral weight helped defeat the 1991 coup against Gorbachev launched by Communist Party hardliners. The Soviet Union disintegrated, leaving Russians searching for a usable past. The Garrards reveal how Patriarch Aleksy II--a former KGB officer and the man behind the church's successful defeat of the coup--is reconstituting a new national idea in the church's own image.

In the new Russia, the former KGB who run the country--Vladimir Putin among them--proclaim the cross, not the hammer and sickle. Meanwhile, a majority of Russians now embrace the Orthodox faith with unprecedented fervor. The Garrards trace how Aleksy orchestrated this transformation, positioning his church to inherit power once held by the Communist Party and to become the dominant ethos of the military and government. They show how the revived church under Aleksy prevented mass violence during the post-Soviet turmoil, and how Aleksy astutely linked the church with the army and melded Russian patriotism and faith.

Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent argues that the West must come to grips with this complex and contradictory resurgence of the Orthodox faith, because it is the hidden force behind Russia's domestic and foreign policies today.

Comments: (7)
August
This would have been a really wonderful and inspiring book being that it tells a lot of history of how Patriarch Alexei was able to help turn the Russian people back toward spirituality...unfortunately, this author is coming from a narrow minded Western viewpoint making it sound like it's a bad thing that the Russian nation is flowering in their embrace of Christianity. He harps on how the military is embracing Christianity. Really...is that such a bad thing? I would rather the armed forces of the world be stopping to pray asking God to help them make the right choice before rushing headstrong into a war making all their very critical life-and-death decisions. Has it just ever occurred to people criticizing Russia, that maybe the reason we are NOT yet at war with Russia is BECAUSE Russia is embracing spiritual principles? I also need to point out too....the author seems to indicate that any of us who have a connection to Tsar Nikolai II and the Holy Royal Martyrs....have some hidden anti-Semitic agenda. This is SOOOOOO NOT true. People who honor Tsar Nikolai II as a Saint are NOT ALL anti-Semitic. I know this for a fact. Our Russian Orthodox Parish..the only one in the USA that is named after Tsar Nikolai II, is very welcoming of all kinds of people. When we had our Russian Orthodox Church Autumn festival and the balalaika orchestra performed Hava Nagila, that song got more applause than all the other songs played. We also featured as one of our main musicians a harpist from Israel. Many of our Parish members love to travel to Jerusalem and have great respect for the people there. The authors unfortunately also tried to make it sound like Patriarch Alexei had some dark, hidden agenda....even though he was working his hardest doing everything to bring faith and inspiration back to the people after so many years under Communism. Scholars need to stop judging Russia through an atheistic perspective. Scholars and Western Media are standing outside trying to understand Russia through intellectualism and they will never understand it that way. The authors were very critical that the Russian military has an Orthodox support community and a support community for the religions of Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism etc. but not support communities for the other Christian religions like for example Baptist or Methodist. Russian Christianity is primarily Orthodox, that is why....It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. The author is stating the idea that Russia is purposely excluding other Christian sects in the military. That is like criticizing the American military for not having an official Ancient Egyptian or a Celtic Pagan support community... Yes, there ARE a few people in USA who follow those religions...but if only a tiny number people follow a certain religion and not the masses, obviously the military is not going to invest in having a support group for that group of people. It has nothing to do with any sinister agenda. The Christian religion that is most widely practiced in Russia is Orthodoxy so absolutely of COURSE that is naturally what they are going to emphasize when reaching out to the Christian communities in Russia. I would like to tell the authors that no one is out to get you. You would have had a wonderful book with many stories and inspiration...if only you did not cloud it with your fears and Russophobia.
Vosho
IN THE WEST THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENTS THOUGHTS OF HOW THE SOVIET UNION
AND ITS COMMUNIST SYSTEM FELL DOWN; THE CONSERVATIVES SAID THAT IT WAS THE REAGAN
POLICY THAT BROKE DOWN THE SOVIET UNION, WHILE THE LIBERALS SAID IT WAS
THE REFORMS MADE BY GORBACHOV, HOWEVER BOTH OF THEM MISSED THE MOST
IMPORTANT THING THE MORAL AUTHORITY OF THE MILLENARIAN RUSSIAN ORTHODOX
CHURCH THAT DATES BACK TO 987 WHEN PRINCE VLADIMIR THE GREAT CONVERTED
THE PEOPLE OF RUS TO THE BYZANTINE BRANCH OF CHRISTIANITY; THIS BOOK FILLS
THAT GAP, IT STARTS WITH THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE PATRIARCH ALEKSY II (A FORMER KGB
AGENT) IN DEFEATING THE NEO-STALINIST COUP OF AUGUST 1991.
AFTER SEVENTY YEARS OF COMMUNISM, THE MOST CRIMINAL AND PERVERSE TYRANNY
THAT HUMANKIND HAS EVER HAD THAT IMPOSED ATHEISM , THERE WAS A REBIRTH OF
THE ORTHODOX FAITH;THE AUTHORS EXPLAINED THE WORK DONE BY THE PATRIARCH
IN THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE CHURCHES WHICH WERE DESTROYED AND DESECRATED
BY THE COMMUNISTS.
THE PATRIARCH TRIED TO CONCILIATE THE OFFICIAL CHURCH WITH THE FREE ORTHODOX
CHURCH ABROAD,IN THE END HE WAS SUCCESSFUL , HE HAS A LOT OF CREDIT IN AVERT
THE BLOODSHED THAT PLAGUED FORMER YUGOSLAVIA.
WHEN VLADIMIR PUTIN CAME TO POWER ORTHODOXY BECAME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE
NEW RUSSIA, MANTAINING A DUE TOLERANCE AND FREEDOM TO THE OTHER RELIGIONS.
AS IT EXPECTED THE WEST STARTED TO ANTAGONIZE THE NEW RUSSIA, THE LIBERALS
BECAUSE OF THE MORAL FORCE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN DEFENCE OF
THE TRADITIONAL VALUES LIKE ITS OPPOSITION TO HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE NEOCONSERVATIVES
BECAUSE THE NEW RUSSIA HAS BEEN A BARRIER TO THEIR IMPERIALISTIC AMBITIONS IN THE
MIDDLE EAST AND EASTERN EUROPE AND THEIR UNBRIDLED FREE MARKET POLICIES.
THE AUTHORS ARE RIGHT WHEN THEY SAID THAT RUSSIA WILL NEVER BE LIKE THE WEST
AND WHY IT HAS TO BE?, TO BE NON-WESTERN DOES NOT MEAN TO BE ANTI-WESTERN IN
FACT IT COULD BE PRO-WESTERN, BUT THE WEST NEEDS TO MOVE ON AND SHED ALL THIS
HOLLOW RETHORIC OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREE MARKETS AND ACCEPT NOT ONLY
RUSSIA BUT THE WHOLE NON-WESTERN WORLD (LATIN AMERICA,ASIA, AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST)
AS IT IS.
Felhalar
Profoundly researched but thematically very specialized. A pleasure to read if one wants to get to the roots of the subject. Also very informative for readers who finally want to understand better about the Russian mentality and culture - highly recommended!