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The Chronicles of Spirit Wrestlers' Immigration to Canada

God is not in Might, but in Truth

  • Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
  • Veronika Makarova
  • Larry A. Ewashen
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 1-3
  3. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 5-8
  4. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 9-17
  5. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 31-34
  6. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 35-41
  7. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 89-103
  8. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 105-118
  9. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 139-142
  10. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 143-152
  11. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 153-157
  12. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 159-164
  13. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 165-169
  14. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 175-179
  15. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 183-185
  16. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 197-201
  17. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 219-224
  18. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 231-238
  19. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 265-269
  20. Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    Pages 271-278
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 279-304

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the history in late 19th-century Russia and immigration to Canada of an ethnic and religious group known as Doukhobors, or Spirit Wrestlers. The book is a translation into English of the Russian original authored by Grigoriǐ Verigin, published in 1935. The book’s narrative starts with the consolidation of Doukhobor beliefs inspired by the most famous Doukhobor leader, Pëtr Verigin. It describes the arrival of Doukhobors in Canada, their agricultural and industrial accomplishments in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, and the clashes and misunderstandings between Doukhobors and the Canadian government. The narrative closes in 1924, with the scenes of Pëtr Verigin’s death in a yet unresolved railway car bombing, and of his funeral. The author emphasizes the most crucial component of Doukhobor beliefs: their pacifism and unequivocal rejection of wars and military conflicts. The book highlights other aspects of Doukhobor beliefs as well, including global community, brotherhood and equality of all the people on earth, kind treatment of animals, vegetarianism, as well as abstinence from alcohol and tobacco. It also calls for social justice, tolerance, and diversity. 


Keywords

Doukhobor immigration vegetarianism pacifism social justice Protestant anthropology of religion ethnic studies minorities North America Canada

Authors and affiliations

  • Grigoriǐ Vasil’evich Verigin
    • 1
  1. 1.ShouldiceCanada

Editors and affiliations

  • Veronika Makarova
    • 1
  • Larry A. Ewashen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of LinguisticsUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.CrestonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18525-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18524-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18525-1
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