William A. Fetler in Exile, 1914–1957

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Mary Raber http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4170-7611


The Baptist preacher William A. Fetler (1883–1957) made important contributions to the evangelical movement in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, but most of his ministry was spent outside of that geographical area, following his exile in 1914. Besides surveying his many accomplishments in evangelism, literature production, and other ministries, this article focuses on Fetler’s identity as an exile and the ways that status may have shaped his activities.

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Mary Raber, Odessa Theological Seminary

Dr Mary Raber is an editor, historical researcher, and lecturer affiliated with the Mennonite Mission Network (Elkhart, Indiana USA) and Odessa Theological Seminary (Ukraine). She received a PhD in history from IBTS (University of Wales) in 2015 and at present lives in St. Louis, Missouri (USA).