The Quest for Russia's Soul: Evangelicals and Moral Education in Post-Communist Russia

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Baylor University Press, 2002 - History - 234 pages

This account of the CoMission--a group of 83 Christian organizations formed to instruct Russian public school teachers in how to teach Christian ethics--provides unique insights both into postcommunist Russia and Western evangelical movements. Interviews with over 100 people intimately involved in Russian education, politics, and evangelism make the narrative's analysis thorough, accessible, and personal. The author's comprehensive research and first-person experience result in an informative, instructive, and compelling book.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
1 The Demise of Communist Moral Education and the Hand of God
11
Evangelism Ethics and Politics
33
3 The CoMisson
61
Changing from Communist to Christian Moral Education
89
Christian Conversion
119
Russian Orthodoxy and the CoMission
147
7 Orthodoxys Crusade Against Protestants and Proselytism
175
8 A Concluding Evaluation
191
Methodology
207
CoMission Member Organizations
211
Protocol of Intention Between The Ministry of Education and the Executive Committee of the Christian Social Project The CoMission USA
213
Opening Statement at International School Project Convocations
215
References
219
Index
229
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Perry L. Glanzer is Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Baylor University. A graduate of Rice University (B.A.) and Baylor University (M.A.), he received his Ph.D. in social ethics from the University of Southern California. Glanzer has also served as a visiting professor at Russian-American Christian University in Moscow.

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