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HISB93H3 Professor Dowler Fall 2009 Lecture Note

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History
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HISB93H3
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Wayne Dowler

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NOV 17
Raskol (Schism)
Zealots of Piety
Solovetskii
Razin
Eschatological
Apocalyptic
Avakum Æ Russian tradition Æ Fundamentalism
Nikon Æ Greek tradition Æ Theocracy
The State Æ Greek traditionÆ Secularism (Church subordinate to state)
x Second half of 17th century, the Great Schism and conflict between church and the state
x There was a tension between Russian state and their need to modernize and the urge to
preserve the old traditions
x This tension lay at the root of the church schism (raskol)
x Some believe that this was due to religious reasons
x Federick Ingles said that the church schism was a class struggle between elites and the poor
(the Old believers)
x LWZDVQ¶WUHDOO\HLWKHUUHDVRQV
x the schism was a violent rejection of social and cultural modernization and secularization
x there were very strong anti foreign elements in the schism
x the people who inspired reform tended to be outsiders (foreigners)
x many reformers in the church were Ukrainian monks
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x the schism was strongest where the time of troubles had the least affect because in those
areas, the people still enjoyed unbroken traditions (where they were not exposed to
foreigners)
x in the areas where time of troubles was strong, the people had become accustomed to change
x the schism was strongest in the north and the urals and beyond that in Siberia
x the church had gone through a spiritual and moral decline during the time of troubles
x WKLVFULVLVKDGEHHQJRLQJRQVLQFH¶s
x understanding that the Slavonic books were badly translated, priests were drunk and other
problems
x as a result, by the end of the time of troubles, little progress was made
x WKH\VHWRXWWRFRUUHFWWKHVHPLVWUDQVODWLRQVDOWKRXJKLWZDVQ¶WGRQHZHOODVWKe monks who
were supposed to correct it studied old Slavonic texts that had lots of mistakes as well
x there was problems with church services. Services had become extremely long and complex.
There were rituals that was supposed to said all together (polyphonic)
x most priests had learned the services through memorization, incapable of explaining what
they meant.
x This set off a strong purification movement in the church years before the schism occurred
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NOV 17 Raskol (Schism) Zealots of Piety Solovetskii Razin Eschatological Apocalyptic Avakum Russian tradition Fundamentalism Nikon Greek tradition Theocracy The State Greek tradition Secularism (Church subordinate to state) N Second half of 17 century, the Great Schism and conflict between church and the state N There was a tension between Russian state and their need to modernize and the urge to preserve the old traditions N This tension lay at the root of the church schism (raskol) N Some believe that this was due to religious reasons N Federick Ingles said that the church schism was a class struggle between elites and the poor (the Old believers) N L9Z,83970,OO\0L9K0770,8438 N the schism was a violent rejection of social and cultural modernization and secularization N there were very strong anti foreign elements in the schism N the people who inspired reform tended to be outsiders (foreigners) N many reformers in the church were Ukrainian monks N 9K070Z0707L498L39K0 89K,9Z070/L70.90/94Z,7/814reign merchants and artisans N the schism was strongest where the time of troubles had the least affect because in those areas, the people still enjoyed unbroken traditions (where they were not exposed to foreigners) N in the areas where time of troubles was strong, the people had become accustomed to change N the schism was strongest in the north and the urals and beyond that in Siberia N the church had gone through a spiritual and moral decline during the time of troubles N 9KL8.7L8L8K,/-003J4L3J438L3.0 s N understanding that the Slavonic books were badly translated, priests were drunk and other problems N as a result, by the end of the time of troubles, little progress was made N 9K0\8094:994.4770.99K0802L897,38O,9L438,O9K4:JKL9Z,839/430Z0OO,89Ke monks who were supposed to correct it studied old Slavonic texts that had lots of mistakes as well N there was problems with church services. Services had become extremely long and complex. There were rituals that was supposed to said all together (polyphonic) N most priests had learned the services through memorization, incapable of explaining what they meant. N This set off a strong purification movement in the church years before the schism occurred www.notesolution.com
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