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Title Letters from heaven : popular religion in Russia and Ukraine / edited by John-Paul Himka and Andriy Zayarnyuk.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2006]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 277 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Death ritual among Russian and Ukrainian peasants : linkages between the living and the dead / Christine D. Worobec -- Folk orthodoxy popular religion in contemporary Ukraine / Natalie Kononenko -- The miracle as sign and proof : 'miraculous semiotics' in the medieval and early modern Ukrainian mentality / Roman Holyk -- Sexuality and gender in early modern Russian orthodoxy : sin and virtue in cultural context / Valerie A. Kivelson -- The Christian sources of the cult of St Paraskeva / Eve Levin -- Popular religion in the time of Peter the Great / Paul Bushkovitch -- Letters from heaven : an encounter between the 'national movement' and 'popular culture' / Andriy Zayarnyuk -- For the beauty of God's house : notes on icon vestments and decorations in the Ruthenian Church / Sophia Senyk -- 'Social' elements in Ukrainian icons of the Last Judgment through the eighteenth century / John-Paul Himka -- Between 'popular' and 'official' : akafisty hymns and Marian icons in late imperial Russia / Vera Shevzov.
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Summary Letters from Heaven features an international group of scholars investigating the place and function of 'popular' religion in Eastern Slavic cultures. The contributors examine popular religious practices in Russia and Ukraine from the middle ages to the present, considering the cultural contexts of death rituals, miracles, sin and virtue, cults of the saints, and icons. The collection not only fills a void in religious scholarship, but also responds to current theoretical challenges. Reflecting critically on the heuristic value of popular religion and on the concept of popular culture in general, Letters from Heaven is characterized by a shift of focus from churches, institutions, and theological discourse to the religious practices themselves and their interconnections with the culture, mentality, and social structures of the societies in question. An important contribution to the fields of religion and Eastern Slavic studies, this volume challenges readers to rethink old pieties and to reconsider the function of religion.
Subject Orthodox Eastern Church -- Russia -- History.
Orthodox Eastern Church -- Ukraine -- History.
Orthodox Eastern Church. (OCoLC)fst00510210
Russia (Federation) -- Religion.
Ukraine -- Religion.
Religion and culture -- Russia.
Religion and culture -- Ukraine.
Russia (Federation) -- History.
Ukraine -- History.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Orthodox.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Religion. (OCoLC)fst01093763
Religion and culture. (OCoLC)fst01093823
Russia. (OCoLC)fst01207312
Russia (Federation) (OCoLC)fst01262050
Ukraine. (OCoLC)fst01211738
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Himka, John-Paul, 1949- editor.
Zayarnyuk, Andriy, 1975- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Letters from heaven. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2006 9780802091482 (DLC) 2007272391 (OCoLC)70266662
ISBN 9781442676640 (electronic bk.)
1442676647 (electronic bk.)
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