The Day of the Baptism of Rus

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Guest:

Sean Griffin is a Core Fellow in the Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki. His research focuses on the history of the Orthodox Church and its role in the making of cultural memory: from the liturgy and chronicles of medieval Kyiv, to the arthouse cinema and digital propaganda of modern Moscow. His first book, The Liturgical Past in Byzantium and Early Rus published by Cambridge University Press, was the winner of the W. Bruce Lincoln Book Prize and the Ecclesiastical History Society Book Prize. He’s the winner of the Eve Levin prize for his article “Revolution, Raskol, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The 1,020th Anniversary of the Day of the Baptism of Rus” in the Russian Review.

Music

Front 242, “Religion,” Up Evil.