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The Foreign Policy of Mass Society: The Failure of Western Engagement in the Islamic World By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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The “war on terror” is a failure. From the events of 9-11 to Obama's rescinded pull out of Afghanistan, successes have been rare. The reasons for this failure as so deep-seated and... More > complex that any book, never mind one as brief as this, can do it justice. The literature on Afghanistan from the beginning of the Soviet war in 1978-1979 to the start of American intervention in the Fall of 2001 is immense and growing daily. As of the Spring of 2015, the reports coming out of the country are uniformly negative. Words like “failure” and “farce” are coming out of even the mainstream press.< Less
The Ancient Orthodox Tradition in Russian Literature By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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This book is written with the aim in mind of altering the westerner's perception of Russian literature and culture. Once the screen of the English translation is pulled back, the content of these... More > works is of immense complexity and assumes a great amount of prior knowledge of Russian religion and culture...the single thesis [of this book] should be apparent: the historic and religious content of Russian literature is the dominant element in that literature, and hence, should be at the front of all interpretation and criticism...." An exciting new and must-read work from Matthew Raphael Johnson, surveying Russian Literature from an entirely new perspective. Both a scholar of Orthodox literature and a Russian Orthodox priest, the author opens the doors to new pathways of understanding the complex subject of Russian literary analysis in a new and exciting way, in his customary lucid and down-to-earth style.< Less
Sobornosti: Essays on the Old Faith By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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In the first of a series of books by Matthew Raphael Johnson, an Orthodox priest, the author investigates the Old Ritualists from an inside perspective, collecting essays and interviews previously... More > only available in Russian, and asking the reader the provocative question: Who were the schismatics during the Old Believer schism of the 17th century? What was the "raskol"? With surprising answers and touching commentary, Father Matthew Raphael Johnson forces us to ask if a schism of over three hundred years, previously thought to be over "two versus three fingers", has relevance to Orthodox Christians today.< Less
Heavenly Serbia and the Medieval Idea By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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Serbia -- that most maligned and misunderstood nation -- is provided, finally, with a truthful account that stresses the nature of Serbia's medieval inheritance and its importance to modern day... More > Serbs, Orthodox peoples and traditionalists the globe over. This book is assured to be deliberately and nervously ignored by academic critics and CNN junkies worldwide.< Less
Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality: Lectures on Medieval Russia By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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In this series of university lectures, Matthew Raphael Johnson provides a thought-provoking survey of medieval Russian history from a sympathetic vantage point to the old Russian way of life and... More > provides historical lessons applicable to the present day. A must read for students of Russian history.< Less
The Ancient Orthodox Tradition in Russian Literature By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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"The purpose of this book is to alter the westerner's perception of Russian literature and culture. Once the screen of the English translation is pulled back, the content of these works is of... More > immense complexity and assumes a great amount of prior knowledge of Russian religion and culture...the single thesis [of this book] should be apparent: the historic and religious content of Russian literature is the dominant element in that literature, and hence, should be at the front of all interpretation and criticism...." (From the Introduction). An exciting new and must-read work from Matthew Raphael Johnson, surveying Russian Literature from an entirely new perspective. Both a scholar of Orthodox literature and a Russian Orthodox priest, the author opens the doors to new pathways of understanding the complex subject of Russian literary analysis in a new and exciting way, in his customary lucid and down-to-earth style.< Less
Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality: Lectures on Medieval Russia By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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In this series of university lectures, Matthew Raphael Johnson provides a thought-provoking survey of medieval Russian history from a sympathetic vantage point to the old Russian way of life and... More > provides historical lessons applicable to the present day. A must read for students of Russian history.< Less
Heavenly Serbia and the Medieval Idea By Matthew Raphael Johnson
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Serbia -- that most maligned and misunderstood nation -- is provided, finally, with a truthful account that stresses the nature of Serbia's medieval inheritance and its importance to modern day... More > Serbs, Orthodox peoples and traditionalists the globe over. This book is assured to be deliberately and nervously ignored by academic critics and CNN junkies worldwide.< Less
Sobornosti: Essays on the Old Faith By Matthew Raphael Johnson
Paperback: $15.00
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In the first of a series of books by Matthew Raphael Johnson, an Orthodox priest, the author investigates the Old Ritualists from an inside perspective, collecting essays and interviews previously... More > only available in Russian, and asking the reader the provocative question: Who were the schismatics during the Old Believer schism of the 17th century? What was the "raskol"? With surprising answers and touching commentary, Father Matthew Raphael Johnson forces us to ask if a schism of over three hundred years, previously thought to be over "two versus three fingers", has relevance to Orthodox Christians today.< Less