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Michelson, Patrick Lally

Works: 8 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 2,511 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BR932, 306.681947
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patrick Lally Michelson
Thinking Orthodox in modern Russia : culture, history, context by Patrick Lally Michelson( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia illuminates the significant role of Russian Orthodox thought in shaping the discourse of educated society during the imperial and early Soviet periods. Bringing together an array of scholars, this book demonstrates that Orthodox reflections on spiritual, philosophical, and aesthetic issues of the day informed much of Russia's intellectual and cultural climate. -- from back cover
Beyond the monastery walls : the ascetic revolution in Russian Orthodox thought, 1814-1914 by Patrick Lally Michelson( )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During Russia's late imperial period, Orthodox churchmen, professionally trained theologians, and an array of social commentators sought to give meaning to Russian history and its supposed backwardness. Many found that meaning in asceticism. For some, ascetic religiosity prevented Russia from achieving its historical destiny. For others, it was the means by which the Russian people would realize the kingdom of God, thereby saving Holy Russia and the world from the satanic forces of the West. Patrick Lally Michelson's intellectual history of asceticism in Russian Orthodox thought traces the development of these competing arguments from the early nineteenth century to the early months of World War I. He demonstrates that this discourse was an imaginative interpretation of lived Orthodoxy, primarily meant to satisfy the ideological needs of Russian thinkers and Orthodox intellectuals as they responded to the socioeconomic, political, and cultural challenges of modernity."--Page 4 of cover
Religion and magic in socialist and post-socialist contexts I : historic and ethnographic case studies of orthodoxy, heterodoxy and alternative spirituality( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and magic have played important roles within Eastern European societies where social reality and sociopolitical balance may differ greatly from those in the West. Although often thought of as being two distinct, even antagonistic forces, religion and magic find ways to work together. By taking on various examples in the multicultural settings of post-Soviet and postsocialist spaces, this collection brings together diverse historical and ethnographic analyses of orthodoxy and heterodoxy from the pre- and post-1989 periods, studies on the relationship of religious and state institutions to individuals practicing alternative forms of spirituality, and examples of borderlands as spaces of ambiguity. This volume is at the crossroads of anthropology, history, as well as cultural memory studies. Its archival and field research findings help understand how repurposing religious and magic practices worked into the transition that countries in Eastern Europe and beyond have experienced after the end of the Cold War
Religion and magic in socialist and post-socialist contexts( Book )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religions, nations, and transnationalism in multiple modernities( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edited book explores the impact of globalisation on the relationship between religion and politics, religion and nation, religion and nationalism, and the impact that transnationalism has on religious groups. In a post-Westphalian and transnational world, with increased international communication and transportation, a plethora of new religious recompositions religions now take part in a network society that cuts across borders. This collection, through its analysis of historical and contemporary case studies, explores the growth of both national and transnational religious movements and their dealings with the various versions of modernity that they encounter. It considers trends of religious revitalisation and secularisation, and processes of nationalism and transnationalism through the prism of the theory of multiple modernities, acknowledging both its pluralist world view but also the argument that its definition of modernity is often so inclusive as to lose coherence. Providing a cutting edge take on 21st century religion and globalization, this volume is a key read for all scholars of religion, secularisation and transnationalism" (ed.)
A.D. Pazukhin and the dismantling of the Great Reforms, 1877-1885 by Patrick Lally Michelson( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first and most sacred right" : religious freedom and the liberation of the Rusian nation, 1825-1905 by Patrick Lally Michelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and Magic in Socialist and Post-Socialist Contexts. Historic and Ethnographic Case Studies of Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and Alternative Spirituality by Alexandra Cotofana( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Religion and magic have often played important roles in Baltic, Eastern European, and post- USSR societies like those in Russia, Romania, Serbia, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, and Estonia. Taken together, the studies presented in this collection suggest that the idea that religion and magic are connected to each other in some consistent, universal way may be nothing more than a reminiscence from nineteenth century anthropology. Further, these studies challenge another part of anthropology?s historical legacy: the idea that magic is something that modernity and modernization will transcend. Rather, these studies suggest instead that magic is a form of work that brings modernity into being and helps render it intelligible to those who find themselves engaged in its creation. 0This volume brings together historical (pre- and post-1989), ethnographic, and areal studies which look at the divergent roles of state, culture, society, tradition, and the individual in enactments of magic and religion. Assessing the role magic and religion have played in the countries of Eastern Europe and beyond before and after the Cold War, it is an absorbing read for scholars of anthropology and history as well as ethnology
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Alternative Names
Michelson Patrick

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