Book: On the Edge of the World, by Nikolai Leskov

Book: On the Edge of the World, by Nikolai Leskov

Book: On the Edge of the World, by Nikolai Leskov

Book: On the Edge of the World, by Nikolai Leskov
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This fresh, readable, yet critical translation by Fr. Michael Prokurat, with valuable notes and commentary, is an eminently entertaining and engaging story. The snowstorm scene is one of the greatest in Russian literature. Behind the adventure, however, Leskov delivers a profound message about human values, while constructing a model for Christian missiology.

The purpose behind the bishop's journey is to teach and baptize. During the process he learns through example and suffering that baptism without preparation is ritual devoid of content, that in indigenous peoples of all cultures there is a striking dignity, as well as established codes of moral behavior that must be recognized and built upon as a foundation for all Christian conversion.


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