The goal of the course is to provide an overview of the reforms of Patriarch Nikon, their historical, socio-political and religious contexts, their consequences, to examine the emergence of the Old Believers.
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• The course will be interesting for the students of history of Russia.
• This course will provide a good base for any one interested in Russian Orthodoxy, especially for people who are interested in learning about and discovering ancient piety and rites of the Russian Church.
• It is a interdisciplinary course in the fields of theology, Church history and general Russian history.