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Book chapter

Contemporary Russian Orthodoxy: From the Social Paradoxes to the Cultural Model

P. 127-144.

This work is focused on the cultural model of contemporary Russian Orthodoxy, its complexities and socio-cultural paradoxes. While analyzing the Church communicative culture it is shown specifics of the vertically hierarchical and horizontally network relations in the Church social milieu. Specifics of the principle of hierarchy, as the most important element of the Orthodox identity influencing almost all institutionally stipulated forms of the relations among Church actors are depicted. The questions of vocational guidance in the orthodox environment, culture of trust between authors in different levels strata and self-organization questions were also analysed.