The Dual Faith Phenomenon with Regard to Patriarch Nikon’s Reforms
N. S. Konoplev
Dual faith in Russia – a symbiosis of Orthodoxy and paganism – is considered. Patriarch Nikon’s reforms were aimed at its – dual faith – elimination. Ultimate goal however wasn’t reached. Though splitting in the society resulted from religious reforms had tragic consequences. The population spilt into “true Orthodox Christians” and “schismatics” persecuted by the authorities. The author shows that overcoming schism legacy in modern conditions is becoming a back-burner question. It is due to the fact that both Orthodox denominations are against religious values secularization taken hold of Occidental Christianity. At the same time the lessons of the schism are up for close consideration with the view to prevent “public and religious outcry” of such kind.
Orthodoxy, paganism, dual faith, Patriarch Nikon, schism, ratio, compensatory situation, anthropomorphization, information content, sock puppet, ecological niche, Neolitic revolu-tion, Protagoras, K. Marx, F. Engels, V. I. Lenin