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How Jesus Changes Lives: Christian Rehabilitation in the Russian Baptist Ministry is the study of a rehabilitation ministry for the addicted people called Good Samaritan, run by the Russian Baptist Church. The study scrutinizes a two-dimensional process of Christian Rehabilitation. This process consists of two aspects: bodily detoxication through prolonged isolation, and radical moral transformation through conversion to Christianity. This twofold process corresponds to the twofold nature of substance use dependence: biochemical and psychological. The narrative of conversion is constructed upon the literalist reading of the particular translation of Scripture—Russian Synodal Bible— impacted by the 16th (Martin Luther) and 17th century (Jacobus Arminius and the Remonstrants) Protestant dogmatics and Russian historical and sociocultural context. The narrative of rehabilitation is also impacted by the street, junkie, and prison experience of the rehabilitants and their elders, who hold the authority to interpret Scripture.

Research Series in Anthropology

How Jesus Changes Lives

Mikeshin Igor

How Jesus Changes Lives: Christian Rehabilitation in the Russian Baptist Ministry is the study of a rehabilitation ministry for the addicted people called Good Samaritan, run by the Russian Baptist Church. The study scrutinizes a two-dimensional process of Christian Rehabilitation. This process consists of two aspects: bodily detoxication through prolonged isolation, and radical moral transformation through conversion to Christianity. This twofold process corresponds to the twofold nature of substance use dependence: biochemical and psychological. The narrative of conversion is constructed upon the literalist reading of the particular translation of Scripture—Russian Synodal Bible— impacted by the 16th (Martin Luther) and 17th century (Jacobus Arminius and the Remonstrants) Protestant dogmatics and Russian historical and sociocultural context. The narrative of rehabilitation is also impacted by the street, junkie, and prison experience of the rehabilitants and their elders, who hold the authority to interpret Scripture.

Research Series in Anthropology

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PublisherResearch Series in Anthropology (Helsinki University)
SeriesResearch Series in Anthropology
LanguageEnglanti
Published in2016
Page count224
AppearanceA5, Pehmeäkantinen kirja
ISBN978-951-51-2037-3
ISSN1458-3186
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AvailabilityPrint-on-demand
PublisherResearch Series in Anthropology (Helsinki University)
SeriesResearch Series in Anthropology
LanguageEnglanti
Published in2016
Page count224
AppearanceA5, Pehmeäkantinen kirja
ISBN978-951-51-2037-3
ISSN1458-3186
Avainsanat tuotteelle , , , , .

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