Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia

The New War for Souls

Edited by John Witte, Jr., Michael Bourdeaux

Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia

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  • ISBN: 9781606086728
  • Pages: 368
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $46.00
Web Price: $36.80
Web Price: $36.80

Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia

The New War for Souls

Edited by John Witte, Jr., Michael Bourdeaux

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606086728
  • Pages: 368
  • Publication Date: 5/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $46.00
Web Price: $36.80

About-

Few of the struggles Russia has undergone since the fall of Communism have been fiercer than that being fought between the long-repressed Russian Orthodox Church and a host of groups seeking to evangelize the Russian people. This volume assesses the legitimacy of the Orthodox attempt to reclaim the spiritual and moral heart of the Russian people and to retain their adherence in a new, pluralistic world where many Christians and followers of other traditions seek the right to establish themselves. Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia also brings together the latest scholarship on the new Russian laws regarding religion as well as suggesting guidelines for foreign missionaries in Russia.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Readers seeking to understand the crisis forced by Russia's restrictive new 1997 law governing churches and religious organizations will find this book's many-sided chapters an indispensable resource. Its diverse authors provide an expert, highly informative-historical and contemporary-analysis of the issues surrounding the most pressing question on religion in post-Soviet Eastern Europe: freedom of worship and belief."
-Niels C. Nielsen Jr., author of Revolutions in Eastern Europe

Contributors-

John Witte, Jr.
Michael Bourdeaux

Bio(s)-

John Witte Jr., JD (Harvard) is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics and Director of the Law and Religion Program at Emory University. A specialist in legal history, jurisprudence, and church-state relations, he is author or editor of eleven books and numerous professional articles.

Michael Bourdeaux, PhD (Lambeth), is founder and Director, Emeritus, of Keston Institute, Oxford, and Canon Emeritus of the Church of England. A specialist in Russian history and religion, and a long-time advocate for religious freedom in Communist lands, he has published seven books and numerous articles, and is a recipient of the prestigious Templeton Prize.

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