The Orthodox Nationalist: The Optina Elders


Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The Optina ideanon-possessorism;
  • The non-possessors and Russian medieval philosophy;
  • The political thought of the Optina elders.


By: Fr. Matthew Raphael Johnson


Matthew Raphael Johnson is a scholar of Russian Orthodox history and philosophy. His research interests focus on Russian political theory and religious ideas, concentrating on the central role of nationalism, Eurasianism and the Orthodox tradition as forms of rebellion against globalism and liberalism. His Orthodox Nationalist podcast series is available here.

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