Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

The Development of Russian Evangelical Spirituality: A Study of Ivan V. Kargel (1849-1937)

Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

The Development of Russian Evangelical Spirituality: A Study of Ivan V. Kargel (1849-1937)

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The Development of Russian Evangelical Spirituality: A Study of Ivan V. Kargel (1849-1937).

By Gregory L. Nichols. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Publications, 2011. Pp. xiii, 381. Paperback $44.

Gregory Nichols has written not just a splendid book, but an exemplary one. Given the multilingual sources and archives he taps into, I suspect he might be one of the few who could have written it. While this quite technical Baptistic book is not for everyone, its clear organization would be good for every author to follow. At the end of each chapter the author provides a "Conclusion" (which would be better captioned "Summary"), by means of which one can easily digest the core of the book in fifteen minutes or so.

In addition to this helpful format, the content is full of nuanced analysis, photographs, an especially helpful timeline, annotated footnotes that could feed five thousand, and a fine bibliography that cites books I shall yet consult. In short, because of all these features, the reader will have complete confidence that the author has done his homework. American Baptists who digest the book will be happy to discover that they have had no corner on denominational divisions. …

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