Sviashchenstvo i Tsarstvo (Rossiia, nachalo XX v. — 1918 g.). Issledovaniia i materialy.
The monograph highlights the relationship between Church-hierarchical power and imperial authority: the relationship of Church and State at a crucial time for Russia. A radically new interpretation of a number of events in Russian history is presented. The book, primarily through the lens of the historic-theological issue of “Priesthood-Empire,” analyzes the models of Church-State relations developed by the clergy in 1905-1917, the position of Russia’s Holy Synod during the First and the February Revolutions, and restoration of the Patriarchate. In this context, it examines the position of the Local Church Council of 1917-1918 in regard to the overthrow of the monarchy, the Provisional Government, Soviet policy, as well as the "post-revolutionary" fate of the Royal Family and the murder of Tsar Nicholas II. Considerable attention is given to the analysis of the various liturgical rank, prayers and titles. The changes that were made to them in 1900-1918, are viewed as being indicative of the attitude of the clergy of the Russian Church towards the Orthodox Emperor and secular non-denominational authorities. The book details the social-political stance of all ranks of the clergy (including the higher ranks) during the February 1917 period. The research is based on a wealth of sources. This monograph includes with scientific glossaries, appendices with relevant documents, materials, and statistical data. It is designed for historians, political scientists, sociologists, religious scholars, theologians and all those interested in the history of Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church.
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