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The heresy of tzarebozhie as the "reincarnation" of the cult of the deified rulers of the Ancient World

Journal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2014, No. 3)

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Page : 11-11

Keywords : new religious movements; sectarianism; Orthodoxy; Christianity; paganism; Rastafarians; monarchy; Nicholas the Second; idolatry; religions of the Ancient World;

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From theological perspectives, this paper studies the current movement of Russian Rastafarianes. The author analyzes the origins of this movement rooted in pre-revolutionary sectarianism; also, he conducts typological parallels with the cult of the deified rulers of the Ancient World and shows the similarity of views of Russian Rastafarianes with the idea of the monarch in ancient paganism. In conclusion, the article shows this new religious movement with its external Christian attributes promotes pure pagan world where people worship not the God but creation. Final dechristianization of Russian Rastafarianes is predictable.

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