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Studies in East European Thought

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 107–135 | Cite as

‘Minimal Religion’ and Mikhail Epstein’s Interpretation of Religion in Late-Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

  • Jonathan Sutton
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Abstract

This is an examination of two essays on minimal religion by Mikhail Epstein (1982 and 1999), assessing the usefulness of the term ‘minimal religion’ for the analysis of religion in contemporary Russia.

Keywords

negative (apophatic) theology incarnational theology mass atheism religious consciousness the unconscious ‘new Middle Ages’ Berdyaev theomorphism angelism religious pluralism monofideism religious education domestication 

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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, School of Modern Languages and CulturesUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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