Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > BIBFRAME Works

Bibframe Work

Title
Russian Bible wars
Type
Text
Subject
Bible--Translating--Russia--History.
Bible--Translating--Soviet Union--History.
Russian language.
Russia--Church history--1801-1917.
Russia--Church history--20th century.
Soviet Union--Church history.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General.
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
Soviet Union
Classification
LCC: BS460.R7 B37 2013 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 220.5/9171 full (Assigner: dlc)
LIT004130 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2012032891
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"Although biblical texts were known in Church Slavonic as early as the ninth century, translation of the Bible into Russian came about only in the nineteenth century. Modern scriptural translation generated major religious and cultural conflict within the Russian Orthodox church. The resulting divisions left church authority particularly vulnerable to political pressures exerted upon it in the twentieth century. Russian Bible Wars illuminates the fundamental issues of authority that have divided modern Russian religious culture. Set within the theoretical debate over secularization, the volume clarifies why the Russian Bible was issued relatively late and amidst great controversy. Stephen Batalden's study traces the development of biblical translation into Russian and of the 'Bible wars' that then occurred in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Russia. The annotated bibliography of the Russian Bible identifies the different editions and their publication history"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Origins of the Russian Bible Society; 2. Technology and textology; 3. Foreign and clandestine publishing in Nikolaevan Russia; 4. The Synodal Bible; 5. Russian Biblical translation and the Jewish Question; 6. Colportage, Sectarianism and Russian Bible publication; Afterword: Russian Biblical translations in the twentieth century; Appendix: annotated bibliography of the Russian Bible, 1794-1991; Bibliography; Index.
Authorized Access Point
Batalden, Stephen K. Russian Bible wars