A Champion of Good

A Champion of Good : The Life of Father Ilarion

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Many lovers of literature are familiar, through Dostoyevsky's works, with the concept of the Russian ""Staretz,"" or spiritual elder, and this biography offers a vivid portrayal of an authentic Staretz, Father Ilarion--a monk of the renowned Glinsk hermitage in modern-day Ukraine. Offering unique insights into the Orthodox Church in Russia during communism and in the immediate postcommunist period, this account not only chronicles Father Ilarion's journey, but also presents a vision of a simple Christian life in the contemporary world. With contributions from Father Ilarion's spiritual followers, this history also provides a glimpse into Russian culture and religious perspectives.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Holy Trinity Publications
  • Jordanville, United States
  • English
  • 0884651894
  • 9780884651895
  • 1,382,311

About Natalia Kopyttseva

Natalia Mikhailovna Kopyttseva is a member of the faculty at Novgorod State University in Russia. Nathan K. Williams is a professional translator. He lives in Topsham, Maine.show more