By Daniel H. Shubin
From Apostle Andrew to the belief of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin offers the total heritage of Christianity in Russia in a 3-volume sequence. The occasions, humans and politics that cast the earliest traditions of Russian Christianity are offered objectively and intensively, describing the increase and dominance of the Russian Orthodox Church, the numerous dissenters and sectarian teams that developed over the centuries (and their persecution), the presence of Catholicism and the inflow of Protestantism and Judaism and different minority religions into Russia. The background covers the better degrees of ecclesiastical job together with the involvement of tsars and princes, in addition to saints and serfs, and priests and mystics. This, the 1st quantity, bargains with the interval from Apostle Andrew to the demise of Tsar Ivan the negative, simply ahead of the election of the 1st Russian Patriarch, a interval of just about 1600 years.