Orthodox Christian Renewal Movements in Eastern Europe

  • Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović
  • Radmila Radić

Part of the Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies book series (CHARIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, Radmila Radić
    Pages 11-20
  3. Orthodox Christian Renewal Movements in Russia, The Soviet Union and Ukraine

  4. The God Worshipper Movement and Its Influence on the Serbian Orthodox Church

  5. Case Studies of Renewal Movements in the Orthodox Churches of Romania, Greece and Bulgaria

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 323-339

About this book


This book explores the changes underwent by the Orthodox Churches of Eastern and Southeastern Europe as they came into contact with modernity. The movements of religious renewal among Orthodox believers appeared almost simultaneously in different areas of Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth and during the first decades of the twentieth century. This volume examines what could be defined as renewal movement in Eastern Orthodox traditions. Some case studies include the God Worshippers in Serbia, religious fraternities in Bulgaria, the Zoe movement in Greece, the evangelical movement among Romanian Orthodox believers known as Oastea Domnului (The Lord’s Army), the Doukhobors in Russia, and the Maliovantsy in Ukraine. This volume provides a new understanding of processes of change in the spiritual landscape of Orthodox Christianity and various influences such as other non-Orthodox traditions, charismatic leaders, new religious practices and rituals.


Verkhovskii Dukhoborite Tolstoianism Brotherhood of Theologians Zoe Serbia

Editors and affiliations

  • Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović
    • 1
  • Radmila Radić
    • 2
  1. 1.Serbian Academy of Sciences and ArtsBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Institute for Recent History of SerbiaBelgradeSerbia

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