© Anatoliy V. Kryukov
Cand. Sci. (National History), Academic Secretary, Southern Branch of the Russian Research Institute of the Cultural and Natural Heritage
Аbstract: The peer-reviewed book is a collection of essays on the problems of the history of the Old Believers and religious sectarianism in the Astrakhan province. The author of the book succeeded in finding stories that are not reflected in regional historiography and concerning the activities of Orthodox missionaries among religious dissidents, the family and household side of life of the Old Believers and specific elements of the culture of representatives of this religious denomination. The extensive and detailed sketch reflects the milestones of the history of the Christ-believers (Khlysts) in the Astrakhan land. Great attention was paid to the role of the individual in the matter of religious service. Author of the book shows the complexity and tragedy of the situation of people who, while remaining Russians in their ethnicity, nevertheless were strangers in a religious sense for most of their compatriots who shared the dogmas of the ruling church.
Keywords: Orthodoxy, Old Believers, Christ-believers, Russian religious sectarianism, Astrakhan Province, Russian Orthodox Church, missionary activity, radenie, reader, antimension, bookishness.
Article information: Received on November 9, 2016, signed by the print, volume 4 / 2016 on December 20, 2016, published on December 29, 2016.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Kryukov, A. V., «Dostoyny togo, chtoby o nikh znali i pomnili…» («Worthy of Being Known and Remembered …»), Review of the book: Kanat’eva N. S. Astrakhanskoe staroobryadchestvo i sektantstvo XIX veka v kul’turnom kontekste gubernii (Astrakhan Old Belief and Sectarianism of the 19th Century in the Cultural Context of the Province), Astrakhan: Sorokin R. V., 2013, Nasledie Vekov, 2016, no. 4, pp. 117-121. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016_4_Kryukov.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.