By Paul Bushkovitch
This booklet lines the evolution of spiritual attitudes in a huge transitional interval in Russian historical past. The 16th and 17th centuries in Russia observed the sluggish decline of monastic spirituality, the increase of miracle cults, and finally the delivery of a extra own and personal religion that under pressure morality rather than public rituals. Bushkovitch not just skillfully reconstructs those fast and basic alterations within the Russian spiritual adventure, but additionally exhibits how they have been encouraged through ecu non secular principles and the way they foreshadowed the secularization of Russian society often credited to Peter the good.
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As the monasteries declined in spiritual importance, other forms of religious life became more important for the boyars, such as participation in court ceremonies and involvement in the religious disputes and writings of the time; they even became the object of Metropolitan Daniil's sermons. However, the second half of the century was more a period of withdrawal from active involvement in religion than of change of form: the boyars in particular seem to have concentrated their attention on the turbulent politics of the era.
The problem is that historians have seen the conflict as largely a church-state matter, the financial interests of the crown coming into collision with a largely Josephite church. The variations of policy under Ivan IV are quickly disposed of. The early years of his majority saw a number of actions regarding the church, starting with the church council of 1547 that recognized many new saints. In early 1550 Ivan's new Sudebnik (law book) asserted the decision to recall all the old immunity charters and not issue new ones, a decision riot immediately carried out.
Almost all of these men came from the families traditionally powerful in the Moscow and other principalities, and like the Russian state itself, came together to form a single national aristocracy comparatively recently. Some were the scions of the boyars of the Old Moscow principality of the fourteenth century, others were princely families that had come to serve the grand prince of Moscow at various times after about 1400. Some were descendants of the princes of Rostov and Suzdal', ancient families of northeastern Russia.