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Russian Atheist Faces A Year In Jail For 'Insulting The Feelings' Of Believers

Further suggested reading G. Intellectuals -- Russia -- History -- 19th century. Summary "The autocratic rule of both tsar and church in imperial Russia gave rise not only to a revolutionary movement in the nineteenth century but also to a crisis of meaning among members of the intelligentsia. Personal faith became the subject of intense scrutiny as individuals debated the existence of God and the immortality of the soul, debates reflected in the best-known novels of the day.

Friendships were formed and broken in exchanges over the status of the eternal.

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The salvation of the entire country, not just of each individual, seemed to depend on the answers to questions about belief. Victoria Frede looks at how and why atheism took on such importance among several generations of Russian intellectuals from the s to the s, drawing on meticulous and extensive research of both published and archival documents, including letters, poetry, philosophical tracts, police files, fiction, and literary criticism.

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She argues that young Russians were less concerned about theology and the Bible than they were about the moral, political, and social status of the individual person. They sought to maintain their integrity against the pressures exerted by an autocratic state and rigidly hierarchical society. As individuals sought to shape their own destinies and searched for truths that would give meaning to their lives, they came to question the legitimacy both of the tsar and of Russia's highest authority, God.

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Forbidden Fruit: The Wisdom Lovers 2. Atheism and Apocalypse: Revolutionaries in the Provinces, 6. Doubt after Atheism: Dmitrii Pisarev. Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.

Electronic reproduction. Digital Library Federation, December Dewey Number View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Professor Lieven is a world-authority on Russian history notably in the areas of comparative imperial history; problems of political stability on the European periphery , and Russia's confrontation with Napoleon She is a leading specialist in the 19th century intersections of Russian literature, nationalistic discourses, and representations of nationality.

He has written on the experience of Russian civilians in the Napoleonic Wars and on how educated Russians thought about urban modernization. He is currently working on a project entitled Enlightened Absolutism and Urban Modernity in Moscow, Taki's research interests include the cultural history of war, diplomatic history, modern history, orientalism, Ottoman history, and Russo-Turkish relations.

Doubt, Atheism, and the Nineteenth-Century Russian Intelligentsia

His area of specialization is 19th century Russian intellectual and emotional history. Paul W. His research interests include issues of ethnic and religious minorities in the Russian empire and the problem of religious toleration in the Russian Empire. His book, At the Margins of Orthodoxy, was published with Cornell University Press in , and a book of his essays in Russian translation has been published as Pravolsavie, inoslavie, inoverie: Ocherki po istorii religioznogo raznoobraziia Rossiiskoi imperii New Literary Review,