Opening the Red Door

Opening the Red Door The Inside Story of Russia's First Christian Liberal Arts University

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Synopsis

After the Berlin Wall fell, a group of Christian colleges in the U.S. seized the opportunity to begin strategic faculty and student exchanges with universities inside the Soviet Union. They could not have foreseen the doors that would open next. During a 1990 visit to Russia, John Bernbaum and his colleagues received a surprising invitation from a Russian government official: come help build a faith-based university in Moscow. Thus, after seventy years of fierce religious persecution under communism, the Russian-American Christian University (RACU) was born. In Opening the Red Door, Bernbaum presents an insider's account of the rise and fall of a Russian-American partnership. As a founder and later president of RACU, Bernbaum offers a ground-level perspective on Russia's post-communist transition and the construction of a cultural-educational bridge between the two superpowers. He describes how American RACU staff worked to understan

Book information

ISBN: 9780830852611
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Imprint: Intervarsity Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 270
Weight: 558g
Height: 161mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 30mm