In her book, Gulnaz Sibgatullina examines the intricate relationship of religion, identity and language-related beliefs against the background of socio-political changes in post-Soviet Russia. Focusing on the Russian and Tatar languages, she explores how they simultaneously serve the needs of both Muslims and Christians living in the country today.

Mapping linguistic strategies of missionaries, converts and religious authorities, Sibgatullina demonstrates how sacred vocabulary in each of the languages is being contested by a variety of social actors, often with competing agendas. These linguistic collisions not only affect meanings of the religious lexicon in Tatar and Russian but also drive a gradual convergence of Russia's Islam and Christianity.
Author: Kazimierz Bem
Calvinism in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648 offers an in-depth history of the Reformed Churches in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in their first hundred years. Dr. Kazimierz Bem analyses church polity, liturgy, the practices of Calvinist church discipline and piety, and the reasons for conversion to and from Calvinism in all strata of the society.
Drawing on extensive research in primary sources, Dr. Bem challenges the dominant narrative of Protestant decline after 1570 and argues for a continued flourishing of Calvinism in the Commonwealth until the 1630s.
In: Calvinism in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648
In: Calvinism in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648
In: Calvinism in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648
In: Calvinism in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648
In: Calvinism in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648
In: Calvinism in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648
In: Calvinism in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648
In: Calvinism in the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth 1548-1648