Remarkably, the Mariavites have not been subject to a serious scholarly examination of their ideas, personalities, and history. Damian Cyrocki is the leading expert on the Mariavites and has now produced the most important book on them to-date. He has worked extensively in Mariavite archives and conducted interviews with those associated with the movement—and it shows. This is a superb book which is also of relevance for anyone interested in the study of millenarian movements, apocalypticism, the reception history of the Bible, and Polish religious history.
James Crossley, Professor at the MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society (Oslo) and Academic Director of the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements