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The Resource Letters from heaven : popular religion in Russia and Ukraine, edited by John-Paul Himka and Andriy Zayarnyuk

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

Label
Letters from heaven : popular religion in Russia and Ukraine
Title
Letters from heaven
Title remainder
popular religion in Russia and Ukraine
Statement of responsibility
edited by John-Paul Himka and Andriy Zayarnyuk
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
281.9/47
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX485
LC item number
.L48 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Himka, John-Paul
  • Zayarnyuk, Andriy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orthodox Eastern Church
  • Orthodox Eastern Church
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Ukraine
  • Religion and culture
  • Religion and culture
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Ukraine
  • Église orthodoxe
  • Église orthodoxe
  • Orthodox Eastern Church
  • Russie
  • Ukraine
  • Religion et culture
  • Religion et culture
  • Russie
  • Ukraine
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • Religion
  • Religion and culture
  • Russia
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Ukraine
Label
Letters from heaven : popular religion in Russia and Ukraine, edited by John-Paul Himka and Andriy Zayarnyuk
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
637134931
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 277 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281992086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt57xpf
Publisher number
418918
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)637134931
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Letters from heaven : popular religion in Russia and Ukraine, edited by John-Paul Himka and Andriy Zayarnyuk
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
637134931
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 277 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281992086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt57xpf
Publisher number
418918
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)637134931
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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