September 04, 2001

Book Picks - Russian Orthodox Christianity


Book Picks - Russian Orthodox Christianity

Russian Religious Thought
Judith Deutsch Kornblatt (Editor)
Richard F. Gustafson (Editor)

Paperback, 1st ed., 276pp.
University of Wisconsin Press
October 1996
 

The Russian Church under the
Soviet Regime 1917-1982

Dimitry V. Pospielovsky

Paperback, 533pp.
St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
January 1984


 

A History of the Russian Church
to 1448

John Lister Fennell

Paperback, 1st ed., 266pp.
Longman Publishing Group
April 1995


 

The Religion of the Russian People
Pierre Pascal, Rowan Williams (Translator)
Foreword by Alexander Schmemann

Paperback, 130pp.
St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
March 1997

 

Ultimate Questions:
An Anthology of Modern Russian
Religious Thought

Alexander Schmemann,
Asheleigh Moorhouse

Paperback, 310pp.
St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
March 1997

 

Christianity and the Eastern Slavs: Vol. I
Boris Gasparov (Editor) Olga Raevsky-Hughes (Editor)

Hardcover, 374pp.
University of California Press
February 1993




Christianity and the Eastern Slavs: Vol II
Irina Paperno (Editor) Robert P. Hughes (Editor)
Hardcover, 334pp.
University of California Press
August 1994

 

The Russian Icon
G.I. Vzdornov (Editor)
Nancy McDarby (Editor)
Colette Joly Dees (Translator)

Hardcover, 402pp.
Liturgical Press
September 1997

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