Individual and Collective Identities in Russian Orthodoxy

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780520260559
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520945920 | DOI:
Individual and Collective Identities in Russian Orthodoxy

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This chapter addresses trends within Russian Orthodoxy from the point of view of the formation of collective and individual identities and their interaction within and around the church. It deals with both discursive and practical domains, and in addition to an analysis of theological debates it draws also upon fieldwork, particularly with regard to worship of the newly canonized Russian royal family.

Keywords: Russian Orthodoxy; collective identity; individual identity; church; Russian royal family

Chapter.  8289 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology of Religion

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