Evangelical Sectarianism in the Russian Empire and the USSR: A Bibliographic Guide

Evangelical Sectarianism in the Russian Empire and the USSR: A Bibliographic Guide

by Albert W. Wardin Jr., Jr. Wardin
     
 

One of the dynamic religious movements in the former USSR is evangelical sectarianism. Evangelical sectarians are those bodies—primarily Baptist, Evengelical Christian, Mennonite, and Pentecostal—whose origins are in Western pietism. This bibliography of 7,500 major entries and several thousand periodical references covers evangelicalism in all

Overview

One of the dynamic religious movements in the former USSR is evangelical sectarianism. Evangelical sectarians are those bodies—primarily Baptist, Evengelical Christian, Mennonite, and Pentecostal—whose origins are in Western pietism. This bibliography of 7,500 major entries and several thousand periodical references covers evangelicalism in all territories in the Russian Empire, including Poland and Finland up to 1917; the republics of the Soviet Union; and border territories, including the Baltic states, Eastern Poland, and Bessarabia when they were free from Soviet control from 1918 to 1940. The entries include materials from seventeen languages with the majority coming from Russian, German, English, and foreign titles translated into English. The bibliography seeks to open further research on an important aspect of Russian religious life, providing sources which are often difficult to locate.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...helpful cross-references allow the user to skip, detour, and revisit earlier or later material. This guide is an indispensable source for a little-known chapter in Russian Church history.
Journal of Mennonite Studies
...truly a landmark in the evolution of religious scholarship on a country which has had such a fascinating, though often tragic, religious history. With the end of teh Soviet Union and its very repressive religious policies in 1990, it is particularly fitting that this bibliography covers the entire period of Russian and Soviet sectarian Christianity until 1990...the listing of Russian and related language sources is extensive. The annotations are also very useful...the work also includes other significant features, such as two extensive indices, one on individuals and the other on topics and places. These will be of tremendous help to scholars...all in all, this work is without question a very valuable resource...
American Reference Books Annual
...helpful cross-references allow the user to skip, detour, and revisit earlier or later material. This guide is an indispensable source for a little-known chapter in Russian Church history.
Mennonite Historian
...particularly relevant for the study of Mennonite and related religious developments in these areas.
Journal of Ecumenical Studies
A multilingual bibliography of stupendous dimensions on all aspects of evangelical sectarian movements from the seventeeth century to the end of the Soviet period...a useful tool for future research by ecumenically oriented scholars.
Journal Of Mennonite Studies
...truly a landmark in the evolution of religious scholarship on a country which has had such a fascinating, though often tragic, religious history. With the end of teh Soviet Union and its very repressive religious policies in 1990, it is particularly fitting that this bibliography covers the entire period of Russian and Soviet sectarian Christianity until 1990...the listing of Russian and related language sources is extensive. The annotations are also very useful...the work also includes other significant features, such as two extensive indices, one on individuals and the other on topics and places. These will be of tremendous help to scholars...all in all, this work is without question a very valuable resource...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810829268
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
ATLA Bibliography Series, #36
Pages:
906
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 8.62(h) x 2.05(d)

Meet the Author

Albert W. Wardin is Professor Emeritus at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, where he was professor of history from 1967 to 1993.

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