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The Public Image of Eastern OrthodoxyFrance and Russia, 1848-1870$
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Heather L. Bailey

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781501749513

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501749513.001.0001

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The Church Chained to the Throne of the “Czar”

The Church Chained to the Throne of the “Czar”

(p.132) Chapter 5 The Church Chained to the Throne of the “Czar”
The Public Image of Eastern Orthodoxy

Heather L. Bailey

Cornell University Press

This chapter assesses the establishment of the Russian church in Paris that contributed to the widespread dissemination of an alternative narrative that challenged the tsar–pope myth. It analyzes affirmations that the Orthodox Church recognized no head but only Christ and that anti-Orthodox sentiments did not disappear. The chapter also demonstrates that with the fate of Rome and the papacy unresolved in the 1860s, the tsar pope and enslaved church myth remained an integral part of Catholic narratives defending the pope's temporal as well as spiritual authority. It describes the backlash against the heightened visibility and closer proximity of Russian Orthodoxy among Roman Catholics in the French capital. It also points out how Orthodox press in Russia conveyed a sense that the light of Orthodoxy was dawning in the West due to the founding of the church, Guettée's Orthodox turn, Vasiliev's polemics, and L'Union chrétienne.

Keywords:   Orthodox Church, anti-Orthodox sentiment, papacy, tsar pope, spiritual authority, Guettée, Vasiliev, L'Union chrétienne, Russian church

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