Wilson Center Experts

Elena Borisovna Smilianskaia

Regional Exchange Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Rare Books Librarian, Moscow State University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Popular Christianity in Russia: New Sources and Comparative Approaches
Mar 01, 2000
Sep 01, 2000

Project Summary

Studies religious consciousness as a central part of the study of popular religion. Grounds the work in documentary evidence and manuscripts of of popular theology, offering insights into how popular Orthodoxy represented itself, forms of popular Christian ethics, an individual’s view, sources of formulation of religious views, and the importance of book culture on an individual’s world-view. Concentrates on the 18th-20th centuries.