From Apostle Andrew to the conclusion of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel H. Shubin presents the entire history of Christianity in Russia in a 4-volume series. The events, people and places that created the institution of Russian Orthodoxy are presented objectively and intensively. In... cluded in these volumes is research on the many dissenters and sectarian groups that evolved over the centuries, the influence of Catholicism and Protestantism on Russia, and the presence of Judaism. The history covers the higher levels of ecclesiastical activity with the involvement of tsars and prelates, as well as saints and serfs, and monks and mystics. This third volume deals with the era of the Synodal government of the Russian Orthodox Church, and discusses the various dissenters and the sectarian groups of the 18th and 19th centuries. The period 1725 to 1894. Daniel H. Shubin has translated and written several books on Russian history, religion and philosophy.