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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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Guettée, Vasiliev, L’Union chrétienne, and the Public Image of Orthodoxy

Guettée, Vasiliev, L’Union chrétienne, and the Public Image of Orthodoxy

(p.153) Chapter 6 Guettée, Vasiliev, L’Union chrétienne, and the Public Image of Orthodoxy
The Public Image of Eastern Orthodoxy

Heather L. Bailey

Cornell University Press

This chapter compares how Guettée, Vasiliev, and their periodical L'Union chrétienne were understood by their contemporaries in France and Russia. It talks about Guettée's reputation among the Russian civil and ecclesiastical authorities that saw him as a trophy and an outspoken defender of Orthodoxy in the West. It also discusses Guettée and Vasiliev's Russian contemporaries that had an exaggerated sense of how significant and impactful Guettée's conversion and the priest-publicists' polemical activities, including L'Union chrétienne, actually were. The chapter narrates events in Paris that reverberated in Russia and contributed to reformist tendencies, such as the reconsideration of church–state relations, educational reforms, and calls for freedom of conscience. It also analyzes the West and the Russian campaign to change the public image of Orthodoxy that had some positive results in Russia.

Keywords:   Guettée, Vasiliev, L'Union chrétienne, Orthodoxy, priest-publicists, reformist tendencies, Russian campaign, church–state relations

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