Russian Saint under Construction: Portraits and Icons of Starets Nikolay
Humanities. HUM. Basic Research Programme , 2012. No. 04.
The article analyzes the process of creation and promotion of a new type of saints, the so-called startsy (the elders), which emerged in the Russian Orthodox Church at the end of the 1990s. It focuses on debates about the “styles” of sanctity addressed by the term starets that are supported by different groups of believers. These groups support different strategies to articulate the charisma embodied in starets in terms of its legitimization and characteristics. The article studies these tendencies, using as an example the “career of starets” of the village priest from a remote island in the Pskovskoe lake, which is located 30 km from the Russian-Estonian border. First, I will outline the field of meanings ascribed to the term starchestvo. Then, I will analyze the three-stage “biography of starets Nikoly”, focusing on the ways that his devotees articulate his charisma.
Research target: Political Science, International Relations, and Public Administration Philosophy, Ethics, and Religious Studies
Priority areas: humanitarian
Studia Religiosa Rossica: научный журнал о религии 2019 № 2 С. 11-35
The article considers the role that the images of the saints play in the discourses of war and violence in contemporary Russian Orthodoxy, primarily among Orthodox nationalists, parish subculture and movements of 2012–2018. Taking Mark Juergensmeyer’s concept of “cosmic war”, the authors examine the images of the saints as the personifications of the sacred that express ...
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Национальные интересы 2007 № 4(51) С. 18-20
В статье раскрывается значение русского языка как фактора утверждения народности. Автор поднимает проблему национальной идентификации и судьбы России, ее статуса, политического имиджа. В исследовании делается акцент на проблеме статуса русского языка в современной международной обстановке ближнего зарубежья. ...
Added: November 29, 2012
Вестник Православного Свято-Тихоновского гуманитарного университета. Серия 3: Филология 2015 № 5 (45) С. 81-94
В данной статье впервые опубликована с переводом на русский язык новая арабо-христианская версия сказания о ниспосланной с небес Грамоте о почитании Воскресенья (вместо субботы). Благодаря тому что она ...
Added: June 16, 2016
Вестник РГГУ. Серия: История. Филология. Культурология. Востоковедение 2015 № 3 С. 74-94
The article includes a first full translation into Russian of the second chapter from the “Memorial of God's Friends” (Taẕkirat al-awliyā), hagiographic compendium composed by Farid ad-Din ʻAttar in the 12th century. The chapter gives the life story of Uways Qarani (d. 657), Yamani ascetic and man of faith from the generation of Muhammad’s followers. ...
Added: October 20, 2017
Ислам в современном мире (Российская Федерация) 2017 Т. 13 № 2 С. 105-124
The article considers the Soviet roots of Islamic rise at the micro level of the individual farm in Northern Dagestan. The author comes to the conclusion that the post-Soviet re-Islamization of the village in 1990s was not "revival" of the local pre-revolutionary Islamic tradition, destroyed during Soviet political repression. The foundations for the Islamic rise ...
Added: March 5, 2019
М.: Форум, Неолит, 2017
The study concerns the veneration of saints in the traditional peasant culture of the XIX-early XXI century. and specifically - the legends of the saints, their interaction with literary and folklore tradition. Many literary lives of the saints are based on folklore legends, but sometimes the influence may have the opposite direction: the lives of saints being retold and ...
Added: September 3, 2018
Vestnik Drevnei Istorii 2017 Vol. 2 No. 77 P. 356-376
This article discusses the literary topos of Antioch as the holy city, ‘equal to Jerusa-lem’. Looking at evidence from martyr passions and encomia created in Egypt be-tween the 7th and the 9th centuries, one sees that a great number of martyrs venerated by the Coptic Church are said to have had a connection with Antioch. ...
Added: March 11, 2017
Шаги/Steps 2016 Т. 2 № 2-3 С. 221-228
The article includes a Russian translation of the chapter devoted to Ahmad ibn Hanbal from Farid al-Din ʻAṭṭār’s Memorial of God’s Friends. Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780–855), celebrated Muslim theologian, jurist and traditionist, is a founder and eponym of Hanbali school. In this hagiography ʻAṭṭār presents him as an active proponent of the dogma of the ...
Added: November 13, 2017
Вестник Санкт-Петербургского университета. Серия 9. Филология. Востоковедение. Журналистика 2008 № 3 С. 95-99
This article describes some peculiar features of religious practices of the "Hidden Christians" in Japan. "Hidden Christians" are descendants of the first Japanese Christians of the end of the XVI - beginning of the XVII century, who chose not to betray their faith even during the anti-Christian repressions on the Tokugawa shogunate. The "Hidden Christians" ...
Added: November 7, 2016
Scrinium: Journal of Patrology and Critical Hagiography 2016 Vol. 12 P. 20-24
In the present article the textual distortion of the Biblical verse Lev. 18.8 cited in the Ethiopian dynastic treatise Kǝbrä nägäśt is considered as an intentional allusion to the conflict between the king of Ethiopia ‘Amdä Ṣǝyon I (1314–1344) and the Däbrä Libanos monastic congregation. The second half of that verse was changed in such a way that the ...
Added: December 6, 2016
Сатори, природа Будды, дхарма: как это соотносится с сознанием и что желает с последним дзэнская практика
Точки 2008 № 1-4/8 С. 149-180
Статья о понятии сатори (просветлении в дзэн-буддизме) и особенностях сознания под воздействием медитации. ...
Added: March 14, 2013
The Social Nature of Prayer in a Church of the Unchurched: Russian Orthodox Christianity from Its Edges
Journal of the American Academy of Religion 2018 Vol. 86 No. 2 P. 393-424
The Russian Orthodox Church portrays itself as a hierarchically ordered and socially influential “public religion,” but occupies quite a tenuous position in contemporary Russian society. Following Marcel Mauss’s idea of prayer as a social phenomenon, we argue that lay intercessory prayer as a way of assuming social responsibility is key to extending the Church’s reach ...
Added: January 12, 2018
М.: Изд-во АЦВ, 2009
The present critical edition of the Martyrdom of Cyriacus and Julitta is based on the MS of the Vаtican Library, Syriac 161 (its facsimile reproduction was issued by the Bibliotheca Apostolica Vаticana together with Brighаm Young University) and on the text of the Martyrdom edited by P. Bedjan (Acta Martyrum et Sanctorum III). The latter was ...
Added: October 14, 2017
«Его речи о пути многочисленны»: функции жития Джаʻфара Садика в «Поминаниях друзей божьих» Фарид ад-Дина ʻАттара
Вестник РГГУ. Серия: История. Филология. Культурология. Востоковедение 2016 № 3(12) С. 9-25
The article deals with the “Remembrance of Jaʻfar Sadiq”, opening chapter of the largest Persian hagiographic compendium "Remembrances of God’s friends” of Farid al-din ʻAttar (d. 1221). Apologetic aspects of this remembrance in the context of the earlier Sufi hagiographic tradition are primarily considered. In addition, the motives, partly revealing the author’s conception of this ...
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Проблемы национальной стратегии 2011 № 2 С. 7-30
Россия сегодня постепенно восстанавливает утраченные после развала СССР позиции в Восточной Азии, которая приобретает всё большее значение в мировой политике. Однако дальнейшее развитие этого процесса будет целиком зависеть от экономического развития нашей страны в целом и прежде всего Сибири и Дальнего Востока. ...
Added: October 26, 2012
Вестник КИГИТ 2013 № 6 С. 30-57
The role of the natural and geographical factor has always been significant in the life of society. In the history of philosophy this role was comprehended rather long ago. In the 19th – early 20thcentury, special attention was paid to the role of natural factor. However, many scientific schools, including Marxist, did not consider it ...
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L., NY: Routledge, 2016
Citizen Media and Public Spaces presents a pioneering exploration of citizen media as a highly interdisciplinary domain that raises vital political, social and ethical issues relating to conceptions of citizenship and state boundaries, the construction of publics and social imaginaries, processes of co-optation and reverse co-optation, power and resistance, the ethics of witnessing and solidarity, ...
Added: December 19, 2014
Тетради по консерватизму 2016 Т. 1 № 1 С. 101-116
The article focuses on neoconservatism, its history and evolution as a political and intellectual movement. The article describes the following points: origins of neoconservatism, its transformation in recent years, personalities who represent the movement, reasons of its success. According to the author the rise of neoconservatism is mostly based on its pragmatism and flexibility. The ...
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GLOBAL CONSTITUTIONALISM AND LEGAL FRAGMENTATION: THE POPULIST BACKSLIDE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
GLOBAL CONSTITUTIONALISM AND LEGAL FRAGMENTATION: THE POPULIST BACKSLIDE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE / Высшая школа экономики. Series PS "Political Science". 2021. No. WP BRP 78/PS/2021.
Globalisation has provoked a deep transformation in international law, political affairs and governance with contradictory consequences. It has stimulated the cosmopolitan project of global constitutionalism, transnational integration and the unification of democratic standards. However, it also resulted in the fragmentation of international affairs, the deterioration of constitutional democracy and a feeling of a growing shortage ...
Added: April 4, 2021
Социологическое обозрение 2013 Т. 12 № 2 С. 3-15
The paper deals with the conditions for the realization of a political project of «Constitutio libertatis» on the basis of 20th century experience. A frontal confrontation between both leading philosophical logics — the logic of difference and the logic of representation — that lasted through the whole century, let us formulate the key political problem ...
Added: September 2, 2013
Вестник Башкирского университета 2015 Т. 20 № 2 С. 728-732
Статья посвящена исследованию генезиса понятия fitnah в контексте арабской политической культуры. Феномен fitnah исследуется с помощью бинарной исследовательской парадигмы: fitnah рассматривается как понятие, имеющее значительное смысловое разнообразие; fitnah рассматривается как реальное историческое явление, широко распространенное в арабо-исламском мире. В статье анализируется факт того, что в Сирию под влиянием призыва к джихаду, который звучал из уст ...
Added: July 8, 2015
Historical Memory and Intercultural Tolerance: Students’ Attitudes to the Colonialism-Born Minorities in Tanzania and Zambia
Social Evolution & History 2014 Vol. 13 No. 2 P. 97-118
The evidence shows that the Tanzanian and Zambian university students representing the African by origin overwhelming majority of the countries' population are generally tolerant towards their compatriots of the non-African (European and South Asian) origins. However, the evidence also gives reason to argue that the level of tolerance among the Zambian students is higher than ...
Added: October 7, 2014
Эстетика перед вызовами XXI века. Материалы научно-практической конференции в рамках международного научно-культурного форума «Дни философии в Санкт-Петербурге — 2015», 30 октября 2015 года
СПб.: Санкт-Петербургское философское общество, 2015
Materials of scientific conference within the framework of the international scientific-cultural forum "Days of Philosophy in St. Petersburg - 2015" October 30, 2015 ...
Added: October 5, 2017
“And from his side came blood and milk”: The Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch in Coptic Egypt and Beyond
Piscataway: Gorgias Press, 2019
This book examines the function and development of the cult of saints in Coptic Egypt, focusing primarily on the material provided by the texts forming the Coptic hagiographical tradition of the early Christian martyr Philotheus of Antioch, and more specifically, the Martyrdom of St Philotheus of Antioch (Pierpont Morgan M583). This Martyrdom is a reflection ...
Added: October 21, 2018