Dukhobors; Spirit Wrestlers

Russian sect founded at Kharkov, c.1740. They spread rapidly but because of their resistance to authority were persecuted by the government, deported to Transcaucasia, 1837, and finally allowed to migrate to Canada, 1898. They deny the Holy Ghost, place minor importance on the Scriptures, and consider the Church an assembly of the righteous on earth. They now number over 9,000.

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