This is Real Life Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Original Essays | March 10, 2015

    J. C. Hallman: IMG One in the Oven; or, Why You Should Suck It Up and Meet Your Favorite Author

    At first, I was dead set against it. I would not try to meet Nicholson Baker while I was writing a book about Nicholson Baker. I had a good reason... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $29.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Religion Western- Social and Political Issues

More copies of this ISBN

Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context


Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia illuminates the significant role of Russian Orthodox thought in shaping the discourse of educated society during the imperial and early Soviet periods. Bringing together an array of scholars, this book demonstrates that Orthodox reflections on spiritual, philosophical, and aesthetic issues of the day informed much of Russias intellectual and cultural climate.

            Volume editors Patrick Lally Michelson and Judith Deutsch Kornblatt provide a historical overview of Russian Orthodox thought and a critical essay on the current state of scholarship about religious thought in modern Russia. The contributors explore a wide range of topics, including Orthodox claims to a unique religious Enlightenment, contests over authority within the Russian Church, tensions between faith and reason in academic Orthodoxy, the relationship between sacraments and the self, the religious foundations of philosophical and legal categories, and the effect of Orthodox categories in the formation of Russian literature.


This collection of essays on Russian religious thought focuses on the extent to which Russian culture and ideology has been informed by the nations roots in Orthodox Christianity.

About the Author

Patrick Lally Michelson is an assistant professor of religious studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Judith Deutsch Kornblatt is professor emerita of Slavic languages and literature at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Table of Contents



            Patrick Lally Michelson and Judith Deutsch Kornblatt


Part I Thinking Orthodox in the Church

1 Orthodoxy and Enlightenment in Catherinian Russia: The Tsarevich Dimitrii Sermons of Metropolitan Platon             

            Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter

2 Theology on the Ground: Dmitrii Bogoliubov, the Orthodox Anti-Sectarian Mission, and the Russian Soul                  

            Heather J. Coleman

3 Archbishop Nikon (Rozhdestvenskii) and Pavel Florenskii on Spiritual Experience, Theology, and the Name Glorifiers Dispute                     

            Scott M. Kenworthy


Part II Thinking Orthodox in the Academy

4 V. D. Kudriavtsev-Platonov and the Making of Russian Orthodox Theism                      

            Sean Gillen

5 The Struggle for the Sacred: Russian Orthodox Thinking about Miracles in a Modern Age                      

            Vera Shevzov

6 "The Light of the Truth": Russia's Two Enlightenments, with Reference to Pavel Florenskii                  

            Ruth Coates


Part III Thinking Orthodox in Society and Culture

7 Written Confession and Religious Thought in Early Nineteenth-Century Russia             

            Nadieszda Kizenko

8 Anagogical Exegesis: The Theological Roots of Russian Hermeneutics                 

            Oliver Smith

9 Kant and the Kingdom of Ends in Russian Religious Thought (Vladimir Solov'ev)                       

            Randall A. Poole

10 Religious Thought and Russian Liberal Institutions: The Case of Pavel Novgorodtsev              

            Vanessa Rampton

11 What Is Beauty?: Pasternak's Adaptations of Russian Religious Thought                      

            Martha M. F. Kelly



            Paul Valliere



Product Details

Michelson, Patrick Lally
University of Wisconsin Press
Kornblatt, Judith Deutsch
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Edition Description:
Studies of the Harriman Institute
Publication Date:
2 halftones, 1 map
9 x 6 x 0.8 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
Religion » Christianity » Eastern Orthodoxy
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$29.25 In Stock
Product details 244 pages University of Wisconsin Press - English 9780299298944 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This collection of essays on Russian religious thought focuses on the extent to which Russian culture and ideology has been informed by the nations roots in Orthodox Christianity.

  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at