September 2, 2014

Father Arseny: Fact or Fiction?

Sweeter than Honey
Some of you may be aware that there is a discussion occurring asking whether Fr. Arseny actually existed as a real person or is he a literary creation. Dr. Peter Bouteneff in his podcast “Sweeter than Honey” examines this question in light of recent Soviet history, particularly how history was often erased in the Soviet period; personal testimonies of people still alive; the nature of literary narratives, and so forth. It’s worth a listen.

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