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Prodigal Saint: Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

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Rarely are we privileged to see the making of a saint, but it is just what this book gives us for John of Kronstadt (1829 1908), a major figure in the religious life of Late Imperial Russia. So popular was Father John during his years of ministry that Kronstadt became a pilgrimage site replete with peddlers selling souvenir photographs, postcards, and commemorative mugs.

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Paperback, 392 pages
Published May 23rd 2000 by Penn State University Press
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Ross Heckmann
Apr 23, 2015 Ross Heckmann rated it it was amazing
Very good book regarding a simply fascinating and deeply inspiring character. This book is about a saint but it is scholarly, not hagiographic. It presents St. John of Kronstandt as he was, both in his greatness and glory, and in his fallibility and with his blind spots as well. The book also describes how various groups of people viewed him, from his own time up to the present. Because of this book, St. John has become for me an outstanding inspiration and an example for how to live a truly ...more
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A Truly Flawless Contribution to Russian History
Published by Amanda M. Kladis - 04-2006

Dr. Nadieszda Kizenko has truly mastered defining and illustrating the life of "A Prodigal Saint" It is written in a solid and cohesive manner that makes it a pleasure to read. I too, have had the pleasure and honor to have been one of Dr. Kizenko's students I would unequivically recommend this book to any individual interested in Russian History. I look forward to her next literary work!
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