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Catherine Wanner's study of evangelical churches in Ukraine is a wonderful addition to the growing body of literature .
Catherine Wanner's study of evangelical churches in Ukraine is a wonderful addition to the growing body of literature dealing with religion in the former USSR. She begins with a brief history of Evangelicals in the Soviet Ukraine, explains developments during the late 1980s and early 1990s when the USSR was dissolving, and finally surveys the contemporary scene.
of the ethnic identity retention. signiﬁcant revival of Evangelical communities after the fall of the Soviet Union. In fact, it remains a closed religious market.
See Wanner’s recent publications in Religion, State and Society and Slavic. of the ethnic identity retention. e third part of the book addresses the problems of the Baptist and. Pentecostal communities in southern Ukraine after 1991. describes that, in contrast to the Soviet-era evangelists, many new believers. Despite these few shortcomings, Wanner’s book leaves the impression of.
Cul. ture and Society after Socialism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007. Communities of the Converted is an. indispensible book for students of everyday life in the former Soviet Union and should. appeal to all scholars interested in the dynamics of contemporary religious change more.
Communities of the converted : Ukrainians and global evangelism, Catherine Wanner. p. c. (Culture and society after socialism) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8014-4592-7 (cloth : alk. paper)- ISBN 978-0-8014-7402-6 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. ne. I use the Library of Congress system of transliteration from Ukrainian and Russian when rendering quotations, except when another spelling has become accepted usage in English ( Chernobyl rather than Chornobyl, Gorky rather than Gorkii). I have indicated whether the translation of quotations and citations was from Ukrainian or Russian.
Communities of the Converted book. Communities of the Converted engages issues of migration, morality, secularization, and global evangelism, while highlighting how they have been shaped by socialism.
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The subject of Catherine Wanner’s 2007 book is the establishment and growth of evangelism in Ukraine . Citation: Elizabeth Peacock.
Citation: Elizabeth Peacock.
Ukrainians and Global Evangelism. Series:Culture and Society after Socialism . Cornell university press. Catherine Wanner has given us a fine, historically informed ethnographic portrait of this process, and in particular the role within it of evangelical Protestantism, in the Ukraine.
After decades of official atheism, a religious renaissance swept through much of the former Soviet Union beginning in the late 1980s. The Calvinist-like austerity and fundamentalist ethos that had evolved among sequestered and frequently persecuted Soviet evangelicals gave way to a charismatic embrace of ecstatic experience, replete with a belief in faith healing. Catherine Wanner's historically informed ethnography, the first book on evangelism in the former Soviet Union, shows how once-marginal Ukrainian evangelical communities are now thriving and growing in social and political prominence. Many Soviet evangelicals relocated to the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union, expanding the spectrum of evangelicalism in the United States and altering religious life in Ukraine. Migration has created new transnational evangelical communities that are now asserting a new public role for religion in the resolution of numerous social problems.
Hundreds of American evangelical missionaries have engaged in "church planting" in Ukraine, which is today home to some of the most active and robust evangelical communities in all of Europe. Thanks to massive assistance from the West, Ukraine has become a hub for clerical and missionary training in Eurasia. Many Ukrainians travel as missionaries to Russia and throughout the former Soviet Union. In revealing the phenomenal transformation of religious life in a land once thought to be militantly godless, Wanner shows how formerly socialist countries experience evangelical revival. Communities of the Converted engages issues of migration, morality, secularization, and global evangelism, while highlighting how they have been shaped by socialism.