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'A Christian solution to international tension': Nikolai Berdyaev, the American YMCA, and Russian Orthodox influence on Western Christian anti-communism, c.1905–60

Stroop, Christopher

This article was written with support from the European Research Council (ERC STG 2015 676804); principal investigator Dr Kristina Stoeckl. In addition, I would like to thank all the participants in the international conference ‘The varieties of Russian modernity: rethinking religion, secularism, and the influence of Russia in the modern world’, held at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow in June 2013, for their helpful comments on this research in its initial stages, and my friends and colleagues Ana Siljak and Shimshon Ayzenberg for many productive discussions of Russian religious philosophy and the influence of Berdyaev over the years that have shaped my thinking and research. Thanks also to the editors of this special issue, the editors of the Journal of Global History, and two anonymous readers, whose comments improved this article.

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