Chosen For His People
A Biography of Patriarch Tikhon
St Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin, 1865-1925) is one of the most important figures of both Russian and Orthodox Church history in the twentieth century. Yet ninety years after his death this remains the only complete biography ever published in the English language. It has now been updated and revised with a new preface and bibliography, together with revised and additional endnotes, by Scott M. Kenworthy.
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— Author Biography —
Dr Jane Swan (1925-2010) taught history at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and served as Director of the Women’s Center there. She earned her doctorate in Russian history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Scott M. Kenworthy is Associate Professor of Comparative Religion at Miami University in Ohio. He earned his doctorate in history from Brandeis University and was the recipient of the 2010 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize of the American Society of Church History for his first book The Heart of Russia: Trinity-Sergius, Monasticism, and Society after 1825 (Oxford University Press, 2010).
— Contents —
Preface by Scott M. Kenworthy
1. Years of Preparation
2. Revival of the Patriarchate
3. 1917 to the Famine
4. Attacks from Within and Without
5. The Release
6. The Will
Additional Bibliography (Scott M. Kenworthy)