This may seem to be harsh and stubborn and unconciliatory
; but it is to treat with the utmost kindness and consideration the only spirit that can appreciate or deserves it.
Avvakum's vacillation between conciliatory and unconciliatory
impulses was uncommon neither in Muscovy nor in Orthodox church history: in fact, these impulses represented the warring inclusivist and exclusivist tendencies that had marked Christianity from the second century onward.
The study further identified common traits among these offending officers, including poor report writing and use of authoritarian, unconciliatory
, and demeaning language when dealing with citizens.