9780802869623This October, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company published Cross and Kremlin: A Brief History of the Orthodox Church in Russia by Thomas Bremer (University of Münster). The publisher’s description follows, and the author writes more about the book here.

Cross and Kremlin uniquely surveys both the history and the contemporary situation of the Russian Orthodox Church. The first chapter gives a concise chronology from the tenth century through the present day. The following chapters highlight several important issues and aspects of Russian Orthodoxy — church-state relations, theology, ecclesiastical structure, monasticism, spirituality, the relation of Russian Orthodoxy to the West, dissidence as a frequent phenomenon in Russian church history, and more.

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