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Russia's lost reformation : peasants, millennialism, and radical sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917 /
Sergei I. Zhuk.
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Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, c2004.
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xx, 457 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0801879159 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press, c2004.
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0801879159 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Colonization, emancipation, and religious radicalism -- The Shalaputs -- The Stundists -- Peasant theologians and the Protestant ethic -- The Stundo-Shalaputs, or the Maliovantsy -- Orthodox peasants no more -- The religious radicals' rebellion.
catalogue key
5201087
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-442) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sergei I. Zhuk is an assistant professor of history at Ball State University. He was formerly a professor of American history specializing in American religious movements at Dnieperpetrovsk University in Ukraine.
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Appeared in Choice on 2005-03-01:
Zhuk (Ball State Univ.), former professor of US history specializing in American religious movements at Dnieperpetrovsk University in Ukraine, has written a valuable book on radical Protestantism in rural parts of Russia and Ukraine between 1830 and 1917. In lucid prose and with penetrating analysis, he describes the dynamic role of evangelical Christians in the social and cultural history of imperial Russia at the fin de siecle, and provocatively shows how Christian radicalism prepared the peasantry to accept and approve the revolution that challenged the Romanovs in 1905 and toppled them in 1917. He also argues that millenarian Christianity moved parts of Ukraine and southern Russia along the path of modernization as it opposed old regime policies such as serfdom and anti-semitic pogroms that held the Russian empire back. The book has an excellent bibliography and index. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. J. Dunn Texas State University-San Marcos
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"Zhuk displays a clear understanding of the ethos of peasant life as he explores the ethnic and demographic situation." -- Canadian Slavonic Papers
Zhuk offers a bold vision of religious movements that grew out of and never strayed very far from the dominant Orthodox creed.
"Zhuk offers a bold vision of religious movements that grew out of and never strayed very far from the dominant Orthodox creed." -- Revolutionary Russia
This is a study that not only makes a very important contribution to Russian religious, cultural, and social history, but will stimulate controversy about Russia's place in world history.
"This is a study that not only makes a very important contribution to Russian religious, cultural, and social history, but will stimulate controversy about Russia's place in world history."--Glennys Young, University of Washington
"Through exhaustive archival research and wonderfully chosen photographs, Zhuk has succeed in bringing back to life forgotten sectarians and their complicated relation with Orthodox Christianity." -- Nadieszda Kizenko, Journal of Modern History
Zhuk displays a clear understanding of the ethos of peasant life as he explores the ethnic and demographic situation.
"Readers will find Zhuk's interpretation of south Russian or Ukrainian peasant culture to be worth consideration and his careful description of popular beliefs and religious syncretism of compelling interest." -- Laura Engelstein, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Stimulating study... For anyone interested in gaining a sense of the religious ferment in Ukraine where Mennonites were centered and Mennonite Brethren had their beginning.
"Stimulating study... For anyone interested in gaining a sense of the religious ferment in Ukraine where Mennonites were centered and Mennonite Brethren had their beginning." -- Harold Jantz, Mennonite Brethren Herald
"Stimulating study... For anyone interested in gaining a sense of the religious ferment in Ukraine where Mennonites were centred and Mennonite Brethren had their beginning."--Harold Jantz, Mennonite Brethren Herald
This study will help to open the way for further research and cooperation between Russian, Ukrainian and Mennonite scholars.
"This study will help to open the way for further research and cooperation between Russian, Ukrainian and Mennonite scholars." -- James Urry, Mennonite Quarterly Review
Through exhaustive archival research and wonderfully chosen photographs, Zhuk has succeed in bringing back to life forgotten sectarians and their complicated relation with Orthodox Christianity.
"Readers will find Zhuk's interpretation of south Russian or Ukrainian peasant culture to be worth consideration and his careful description of popular beliefs and religious syncretism of compelling interest." -- Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Readers will find Zhuk's interpretation of south Russian or Ukrainian peasant culture to be worth consideration and his careful description of popular beliefs and religious syncretism of compelling interest.
"A vivid study of Protestant sectarianism in the multiethnic regions of southern Russia and Ukraine."--Cathy A. Frierson, American Historical Review
Extremely well-written work that contributes to a neglected aspect of Russian religious history. Zhuk displays a clear mastery of the material and presents the details of the reformation without losing the thread fo the narrative.
"Extremely well-written work that contributes to a neglected aspect of Russian religious history. Zhuk displays a clear mastery of the material and presents the details of the reformation without losing the thread fo the narrative."--Lee Trepanier, Religion and Politics Newsletter
A thickly detailed study of religious radicalism in the southern Russian Empire from 1830 to 1914.
"A thickly detailed study of religious radicalism in the southern Russian Empire from 1830 to 1914." -- Brian P. Bennett, History of Religions
A valuable book on radical Protestantism in rural Russia and Ukraine... provocatively shows how Christian radicalism prepared the peasantry to accept and approve the revolution.
"A valuable book on radical Protestantism in rural Russia and Ukraine... provocatively shows how Christian radicalism prepared the peasantry to accept and approve the revolution."-- Choice
A very valuable contribution to Russian and especially Ukrainian religious history.
"A very valuable contribution to Russian and especially Ukrainian religious history." -- Michael Rowe, Journal of Ecclesiastical History
A vivid study of Protestant sectarianism in the multiethnic regions of southern Russia and Ukraine.
"A vivid study of Protestant sectarianism in the multiethnic regions of southern Russia and Ukraine." -- American Historical Review
Adds to the growing body of work that shows how large, variegated, and peculiar these people were.
"Adds to the growing body of work that shows how large, variegated, and peculiar these people were." -- Alexander Etkind, Church History
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Summaries
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Radical Protestant Christianity became widespread in rural parts of southern Russia and Ukraine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917 , studies the origins and evolution of the theology and practices of these radicals and their contribution to an alternative culture in the region. Arising from a confluence of immigrant Anabaptists from central Europe and native Russian religious dissident movements, the new sects shared characteristics with both their antecedents in Europe and their contemporaries in the Shaker and Quaker movements on the American frontier. The radicals' lives showed energy and initiative reminiscent of Max Weber's famous paradigm in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. And women participated in congregations no less than men and often led them. The radicals criticized the existing social and political order, created their own educational system, and in some cases engaged in radical politics. Their contributions, argues Zhuk, help explain the receptiveness of peasants in this region to the revolutions of 1905 and 1917.
Long Description
Radical Protestant Christianity became widespread in rural parts of southern Russia and Ukraine in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917, studies the origins and evolution of the theology and practices of these radicals and their contribution to an alternative culture in the region. Arising from a confluence of immigrant Anabaptists from central Europe and native Russian religious dissident movements, the new sects shared characteristics with both their antecedents in Europe and their contemporaries in the Shaker and Quaker movements on the American frontier. The radicals' lives showed energy and initiative reminiscent of Max Weber's famous paradigm in The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. And women participated in congregations no less than men and often led them. The radicals criticized the existing social and political order, created their own educational system, and in some cases engaged in radical politics. Their contributions, argues Zhuk, help explain the receptiveness of peasants in this region to the revolutions of 1905 and 1917.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. xi
Map of the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empirep. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Introduction: The Forgotten Pioneers of Radical Evangelicalism in Russia--Historiography, Theory, and Sourcesp. 1
Colonization, Emancipation, and Religious Radicalismp. 31
The Shalaputsp. 97
The Stundistsp. 153
Peasant Theologians and the Protestant Ethicp. 201
The Stundo-Shalaputs, or the Maliovantsyp. 235
Orthodox Peasants No Morep. 263
The Religious Radicals' Rebellionp. 319
Epilogue: From Christian Millennium to Bolshevik Utopiap. 397
Appendixes
Population of Southern Russian and Ukrainian Provinces, 1861-1900, according to the Governors' Reportsp. 405
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