By Gregory L. Nichols
this day, many evangelicals within the Russian-speaking international emphasize sanctification as a particular mark in their Christian religion. this can be a distinctive attribute, rather within the eu context. Their old tapestry has been woven from a couple of threads that originated within the moment 1/2 the 19th century. Missionary efforts of the German Baptists, a revival sparked by means of a British evangelist, and a pietistic awakening one of the Mennonites within the South converged to shape a tapestry that screens Protestant, Baptist, and Anabaptist background.
Ivan Kargel uniquely participated within the formation and ministry of every of those threads. His existence spans from Tsarist Russia to the Soviet Union. Kargel refused to stick to a scientific view of theology. as a substitute, he suggested believers to visit Scripture and draw from the riches of a lifestyles united with Christ. Kargel's impression this day is keenly felt around the Russian-speaking evangelical international as they search to spot the roots in their non secular id. This ebook examines the affects on Ivan Kargel and provides insights into how his existence and paintings are expressed within the tapestry of Russian evangelical spirituality.
"The paintings not just presents a good biographical narrative of Ivan V. Kargel, an elusive but seminal determine within the improvement of evangelical spirituality in Russia, but additionally a cautious examine of his theological notion. The work's entire clutch of the evangelical circulation as an entire, its meticulous use of assets in 3 languages, and its surroundings within the context of the days characterize scholarship at its best."
-Albert W. Wardin Jr.
"Ivan Kargel used to be crucial non secular author within the early years of the evangelical Christians-Baptists in Russia and Ukraine. utilizing formerly ignored basic resources, Gregory Nichols has tested the range of affects that shaped Kargel's spirituality, exhibiting specifically the importance of Keswick holiness educating for this vastly revered author."
University of Stirling
"Gregory Nichols's cautious probing of the constructing spirituality and theology of Ivan V. Kargel, who was once either German and Russian, is a vital contribution from an American historian-theologian who has earned the fitting to be heard. it is going to support form pondering and dialogue . . . Nichols's ebook earns him a revered position in ongoing theological conversations between present east ecu evangelical theologians.
Co-editor of faith in japanese Europe
"Gregory L. Nichols has made an enormous contribution to our realizing of the theological improvement of evangelical religion in Russia . . . due to this conscientiously wrought paintings now we have the clearest rationalization so far for the original mix of holiness, pietistic, and Anabaptist lines in Russian evangelicalism."
-Mark R. Elliott
Gregory L. Nichols is Lecturer of Baptist and Anabaptist experiences and Church heritage on the foreign Baptist Theological Seminary in Prague, Czech Republic. He additionally lectured for a number of years on the Odessa Theological Seminary in Odessa, Ukraine.