Dividing lines: Local Council of 1917–1918 as predictor of renovation movement development in the post-revolutionary period

Dmitriy Alexandrovich Golovushkin Doctor of History, associate professor Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia(naberezhnaya reki Moiki, 48/20a, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 191186)

Golovushkin D. A. Dividing lines: Local Council of1917–1918 as predictor of renovation movement development in the post-revolutionary period, Religiya. Tserkov’. Obshchestvo. Issledovaniya i publikatsii po teologii i religii [Religion. Church. Society: Research and publications in the field of theology and religious studies], Saint-Petersburg, 2022, vol. 10, pp. 36–73.

doi: 10.24412/2308-0698-2022-10-36-73

Language: Russian

Τhe role of the Local Council of 1917–1918 in formation and development of renovation movement in the Soviet period, and, consequently, its influence on the renovationist split of 1920s, is a question answered differently in modern humanities. Some researchers believe that the origins of the «distemper» should be sought in the «priestly reaction» against the reforms initiated by the Local Council. Others, on the contrary, concern that the Council removed the conflict between the «conceptual idea of church reformism» and the reformist course that it had pursued. The scale of the event, its inconsistency and incompleteness to one degree or another, influenced the development of the renovation movement in Soviet society. Further exploration of the documents of the Local Council of 1917–1918, as well as materials from periodicals and personal sources, that reflect the course of its work, has shown that the zones possible conflict (the so-called «dividing lines») became vivid during the Council and could serve as a predictor of the renovationist split of 1920s.

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Key words: Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, 1917–1918, church reform, Russian revolution, renovationism, renovationist schism

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