Religious Freedom in Modern Russia (Russian and East European Studies) (Hardcover)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822945499, 312pp.
Publication Date: November 13, 2018
Despite Russia’s religiously diverse population and the strong connection between the Russian state and the Orthodox Church, the problem of religious freedom has been a driving force in the country’s history. This volume gathers leading scholars to provide an extensive exploration of the evolution, experience, and contested meanings of religious freedom in Russia from the early modern period to the present, with a particular focus on the nineteenth century. Addressing different spiritual traditions, clerics and revolutionaries, ideas and lived experience, Religious Freedom in Modern Russia explores the various meanings that religious freedom, toleration, and freedom of conscience had in Russia among nonstate actors.
About the Author
Paul W. Werth is professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Praise For Religious Freedom in Modern Russia (Russian and East European Studies)…
—Gregory Freeze, Brandeis University
—Nadieszda Kizenko, SUNY Albany