Letters from Heaven: Popular Religion in Russia and Ukraine by John-Paul Himka
English | Dec. 30, 2006 | ISBN: 0802091482 | 290 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Letters from Heaven features an international group of scholars investigating the place and function of 'popular' religion in Eastern Slavic cultures. The contributors examine popular religious practices in Russia and Ukraine from the middle ages to the present, considering the cultural contexts of death rituals, miracles, sin and virtue, cults of the saints, and icons. The collection not only fills a void in religious scholarship, but also responds to current theoretical challenges.