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Nurturing the Seeds of Social Communities (Book Review on ZABAYEV, Ye. MELKUMYAN, D. ORESHINA et al.(Eds.). The Invisible Church. Social Effects of the Parish Community in Russian Orthodoxy. Moscow: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University, 2015)

Social Sciences. 2016. Vol. 47. No. 1. P. 147-153.

In 2015 the publishing house of St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Humanities University (PSTGU) brought out a collection of articles entitled The Invisible Church. Social Effects of the Parish Community in Russian Orthodoxy. This review looks at the book from the standpoint of an engaged reader whose research interests are outside sociology of religion. It considers the articles in each section one by one and articulates the questions that arise when reading them.