by Tucson Scholars
husband and wife scholastic team John
and Carol Garrard wrote another book together. The new book
explains how the Russian Orthodox Church regained control of Russia.
From September 2004 to April 2005, John was a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center researching their new book Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia. The book was published in August and will be released to book stores on October 8, 2008.
Dr. John Garrard is Professor of Russian Studies, University of Arizona, and his wife Carol is an independent scholar and author. They live and work in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. John Garrard with Carol showing his award
for outstanding research in the College of
Humanities during the 2008 Spring Pre-
Commencement luncheon at the Univ. of Arizona.
Project summary: The dual purpose of this book-length study is
When asked about the fate of other Christian faiths, not Orthodox, in Russia, Dr. John Garrard responds: "I am sorry to see that post-Soviet Russia continues to discriminate against all Christian confessions other than Russian Orthodoxy—Moscow Patriarchate. Tolerance, Russian style, is to extend legal equality to Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism, but to make the ROC the sole Christian confession available. I take a balanced view of the ROC—the fact that there has been no large scale neighbor on neighbor violence along the lines of religion (as there was when Yugoslavia broke up and as there is today in Iraq) has been a hugely positive step for the country, but the true separation of church and state, while enshrined in law in Russia is abrogated [abolished] in daily life."
The new book will be launched at a presentation free and open to the public on October 20, 2008, from noon to 1 pm, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, 8th floor auditorium, Washington, DC 20004-3027.
More about Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia
by John Garrard and Carol Garrard
Cloth — 2008 — $29.95 / £17.95 — 348 pp. — 6" x 9" — 24 halftones.
$30 at Princeton University Press 1-800 777-4726 — $22 at ChristianBook.com
Posted Sept 20, 2008 by Russian Arizona NEWS