Monthly Archives: March 2013

Church, State, and Violence in Medieval Russia

Left: Ss Vladimir, Boris, and Gleb (16th c. icon). Right: St Sergius of Radonezh (15th c. embroidered icon). In medieval Russia, Church and state attitudes toward violence were varied enough to provide precedents for either a Gandhi or a jihadi. … Continue reading

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It Don’t Mean a Thing—Orthodoxy’s First Encounter with Democracy

It is a commonplace observation that the Orthodox Church is in relatively new and uncharted waters, finding itself in a world devoid of Orthodox Empire. Until 1917 Russia was under the Tsars, and even the downfall of the Byzantine Empire … Continue reading

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