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Joseph of Volokolamsk, Saint
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(Ioann Sanin; 1439/ 1440, Jazvišče – 1515, Volokolamsk), Russian saint. First a monk in the monastery of St. Pafnuty in Borovsk, he founded the monastery in Volokolamsk in 1479. He consistently advocated the cenobitic (Cenobites) principle, with the idea that monastery property should be used for social and cultural activities, among others. Joseph and Nil Sorsky were not involved themselves in the bitter controversy between their followers over this principle. Joseph's emphasis on the divine institution of the autocracy did not keep him from criticizing it…

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Felmy, Karl Christian, “Joseph of Volokolamsk, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10524>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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