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Andrey Vyacheslavovich Ivanov
University of Wisconsin, Platteville (Platteville, WI 53818-3001)
A Spiritual Revolution: the Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia 1700–1825

Research and preparation of a book on religious reforms in the Russian Orthodox church (1700-1825).

The Reformation and Enlightenment undoubtedly stand out among the most formative events in the emergence of modern civilization. While much is known about the significance of these events in the history of Western societies, there is very little literature about their influences in Eastern Europe, and especially Russia. Among the existing body of knowledge, my monograph will be the first book to place Russia and its Orthodox Church in the context of the European Reformation and the subsequent European Enlightenment. The book will examine how Russia’s liberalizing church hierarchy and monarchs adopted Protestant and later, Enlightenment ideas to engineer radical religious and political reforms that played a fundamental role in the origins of Russia’s empire during the eighteenth century.

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Project fields:
History of Religion; Intellectual History; Russian History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2018 – 7/31/2018