Russian German Lutheran 'Brotherhoods' in the Soviet Union and in the CIS: Comments on their Confessional Identity and on their Position in ELCROS

@article{Willems2002RussianGL,
  title={Russian German Lutheran 'Brotherhoods' in the Soviet Union and in the CIS: Comments on their Confessional Identity and on their Position in ELCROS},
  author={J. H. P. Willems},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={30},
  pages={219 - 228}
}
  • J. Willems
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • History
  • Religion, State & Society
An article by Sergei Filatov appeared in Religion, State and Society vol. 28, no. 1 (March 2000) entitled 'Protestantism in postsoviet Russia: an unacknowledged triumph'. I am taking the opportunity presented by this article to look back at the Lutheran communities in Soviet Russia and to examine the question of their perception of their confessional identity. First, however, I shall summarise Filatov's conclusions, which I also intend to discuss. Filatov states that three Protestant… 
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