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Duchoborcy
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[German Version]

(“spiritual warriors”) is the appellation given to adherents of the “Spiritual Christians,” an extremely spiritualist wing of the Old Russian sectarian movement (Russian sects) which separated in the last third of the 18th century from the equally anti-cult, but still Scripture-bound Molocanes (see also All-Union Council of Evangelical Christians and Baptists). They set a direct, internal revelation against the Bible; anyone who claims to have experienced it becomes a Christ in their eyes. They thus gathered around dynasties of l…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Duchoborcy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03939>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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