Dukhobors


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Du·kho·bor

also Dou·kho·bor (do͞o′kə-bôr′)
n. pl. Du·kho·bors or Du·kho·bo·ry (-bô′rē) also Dou·kho·bors or Dou·kho·bor·y
A member of a Russian Christian movement founded in the 1700s, many of whom migrated to Canada in the 1890s to escape persecution for their views, which included rejection of ecclesiastical and state authority.

[Russian Dukhobor : dukh, spirit, Holy Ghost + -bor, fighter (from borot'sya, to fight).]
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Boch-Bruevich, together with Tolstoy, organized the emigration of Dukhobors to Canada, and spent a year with them there.
Perhaps even, they believed that God loved them better than He loved the Dukhobors [sic] and the Mennonites; this notion apart, they seemed to dwell in wisdom" (Street of Riches 120-21).
By the end of the eighteenth century, Spiritual Christianity had split into two major branches, the Dukhobors and the Molokans, who were divided over the authority of the canonical scriptures.
Most troublesome were the Mormons for their practice of polygamy, the Dukhobors for following their own divorce traditions, and the Ukrainians who were often criticized for enforcing child marriage.
Later, such groups as the Anabaptists, Quakers, Moravians, Dukhobors and Mennonites made nonresistance a doctrinal position.
By tsarist decree of Nicholas I in October 1830, thousands (the author is never very clear about the precise numbers) of Dukhobors, Molokans, and Subbotniks were relocated from their Russian and Ukrainian villages to lands south of the Caucasus Mountains.