Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929

Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929

by Heather J. Coleman
     
 

In the early twentieth century, Baptists were the fastest-growing non-Orthodox religious group among Russians and Ukrainians. Heather J. Coleman traces the development of Baptist evangelical communities through a period of rapid industrialization, war, and revolution, when Russians found themselves asking new questions about religion and its place in modern life.… See more details below

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In the early twentieth century, Baptists were the fastest-growing non-Orthodox religious group among Russians and Ukrainians. Heather J. Coleman traces the development of Baptist evangelical communities through a period of rapid industrialization, war, and revolution, when Russians found themselves asking new questions about religion and its place in modern life. Baptists' faith helped them navigate the problems of dissent, of order and disorder, of modernization and westernization, and of national and social identity in their changing society. Making use of newly available archival material, this important book reveals the ways in which the Baptists' own experiences, and the widespread discussions that they generated, illuminate the emergence of new social and personal identities in late Imperial and early Soviet Russia, the creation of a public sphere and a civic culture, and the role of religious ideas in the modernization process.

Editorial Reviews

American Historical Review
"This meticulously researched book is the first national history of the Russian Baptists.
... engaging and thought-provoking... [a] most welcome addition...." —Laurie Manchester, Arizona State University, American Historical Review, June 2009

— Laurie Manchester, Arizona State University

American Historical Review - Laurie Manchester

"This meticulously researched book is the first national history of the Russian Baptists.
... engaging and thought-provoking... [a] most welcome addition...." —Laurie Manchester, Arizona State University, American Historical Review, June 2009

From the Publisher

"This meticulously researched book is the first national history of the Russian Baptists.
... engaging and thought-provoking... [a] most welcome addition...." —Laurie Manchester, Arizona State University, American Historical Review, June 2009

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253111371
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2005
Series:
Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
2 MB

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