Doubly Chosen: Jewish Identity, the Soviet Intelligentsia, and the Russian Orthodox Church

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Doubly Chosen provides the first detailed study of a unique cultural and religious phenomenon in post-Stalinist Russia the conversion of thousands of Russian Jewish intellectuals to Orthodox Christianity, first in the 1960s and later in the 1980s. These time periods correspond to the decades before and after the great exodus of Jews from the Soviet Union. Judith Deutsch Kornblatt contends that the choice of baptism into the Church was an act of moral courage in the face of Soviet persecution, motivated by solidarity with ...

Doubly Chosen: Jewish Identity, the Soviet Intelligentsia, and the Russian Orthodox Church 2004, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299194840

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