The Bolshevik Persecution of Christianity

By: McCullagh, Captain Francis

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"Religion and Communism are incompatible. [The Church must be] swept out of our path [as] an obstacle to the progress of culture." - Pravda (p. 5). "The more I studied the details of the great attack which the Soviet Government first launched against the Christian Churches in Russia five years ago, and which it has continued up to this day, the greater and more complex the subject seemed to grow. Finally I decided that it would be better for me to say something, even though that something were fragmentary and incomplete, than to say nothing; that it would be well for me to record, in a less ephemeral and disconnected form than that of newspaper articles, the great story of Patriarch Tikhon's fall and Archbishop Cieplak's condemnation. It is, of course, the Russian Orthodox Church that has borne in the past, and that bears now, the brunt of the persecution: 28 of its bishops and 1,215 of its priests are said to have been put to death." - p. xii. In 1922 Francis McCullagh (1874?1956) "[traveled] to Moscow as correspondent for the New York Herald, but was expelled in April 1923 after reporting a show trial of Russian catholic priests. He lectured extensively on Bolshevik religious persecution, and published his findings about it in [this book]." - Dictionary of Irish Biography. "A hostile account, by a British Roman Catholic journalist who had worked with the Kolchak regime and was present at the trial of the Roman Catholic Archbishop Jan Cieplak in 1923 (to which event half the volume is devoted." - Smele 5838. Issued in December 1924 with a new Preface, nine months after the April 1924 first edition. xxii, [2]-401 pp. Index. Glossary. Eleven pages of black and white photographic plates. Interesting news clipping about Count Edward O'Rourke, parish priest in charge of the church of St. Stanislaus, Torgovaya, laid-in at page 372 where he is mentioned. Binding intact. Average wear and soiling to blue cloth lettered in gilt upon backstrip. Occasional pencil markings to contents. Pink underlining on pages xii,xiii and xxi. No dust jacket. Moderate foxing, primarily to edges and near endpapers. A sound copy of this essential history. ; 8vo

Title: The Bolshevik Persecution of Christianity

Author Name: McCullagh, Captain Francis

Edition: Second Edition

Location Published: London, John Murray: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Categories: History, Conspiracy, Religion, Russian Revolution

Seller ID: 227j0200

Keywords: archbishop cieplak francis mccullagh russian revolution bolsheviks - persecution communism - religious persecution patriarch tikhon cieplak