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Historical Thoughts and Interpretations

Toward an Historiography of an “Orthodox Christian Work Ethic”


What tools can be used to analyze an historical question? In this episode we take a brief look at some texts and scholarly work on the idea of a “work ethic” in the Russian Orthodox faith. What has motivated Orthodox Russians to work? What is the essence of such an idea? Is there anything to which it may be compared? To answer these questions, we may look at theological texts but also historical statistical data and comparative analysis.