I have been researching the history of Spiritual Christians (folk Protestants) from Russia, my heritage, since entering college in the 1960s.
* The term "Spiritual Christianity" (Russian: dukhovnoe khristianstvo) specifically refers to "Russian folk Protestantism," not all of the 100 types of sectarians (Russian: sektanty).
The phrase was used by Molokane to and other heretics to describe themselves, and was popularized in scientific literature by Moscow Professor Alexander Ilyich Klibanov (1910-1994), a historian, religious scholar, and pioneering researcher of religious and social movements in Russia.
——————————— Short answer to question 1: Why do so many falsely call themselves "Molokan"? Most are Dukh-i-zhizniki, some are Pryguny, and some with mixtures of other Spiritual Christian faiths — malakan.
To hide a complicated, confusing and illegal history in Old Russia which misled descendants' understanding of their origins; confused many with the similar term malakan; and, it is an easy and safe, though incorrect, word to use in English. ——————————————————————————— Why should I care about this simple Taxonomy? To get a little education, just a little, so your vocabulary will be clearer to you, and others will know what you are talking about.
Other Spiritual Christian (non-Orthodox, folk Protestant, sectarian) groups with origins in Old Russia that resettled in North America (Adventisty, Baptisti, Dukhobortsy,** Evangeliki, Pyatidesyatniki, Shalaputi, Subbotniki, Svobodniki, etc.) are not the focus of this taxonomy, though they were all often called malakan, or Molokan in error.
Old Orthodox faiths (Old Ritualists, staroobryadtsy, Old Believers, staroverie) are raskolniki, not Spiritual Christians, and often confused with malakan.In Russian the terms do not need to be capitalized, but I do it in English to indicate they are a name, label. Abra canon, un texto sagrado que puede ser modificado por la revelación continua, algo similar a cánones de los Santos de los Últimos Días. Profecías de sólo 4 profetas fueron publicados en su Knig Değil hizmeti sırasında, ama çoğu zaman düğün, cenaze, çocuk özveri ve dini yemekler sırasında.. Onların peygamberler aracılığıyla sürekli vahiy tarafından değiştirilebilir bir kutsal metin. Her topluluk, bir ya da daha fazla peygamber vardır.Ddünyadaki tüm cemaatlerin içinde 1928'den beri en az 200 peygamberler olmuştur. Young, independently at different times intervened to help diverse groups of immigrants from Russia resettle in the United States and Mexico.Sadece 4 peygamberler kitapta yayınlandı, Kniga solnste dukh i zhizn' (Güneşin Kitabı, Ruh ve Hayat, 1928 kutsal kitabı). They intentionally mislabeled all Spiritual Christians from Russia in Southern California as "Molokans" for their own different altruistic reasons.100'den fazla kehanetleri gizli dizüstü yazılır, sadece kendi kutsal ruhuna inanan üyelere gösterilen. ——————————— Short answer to question 2: What and who are they?What about a doctor who diagnoses every ailment the same and always prescribes one remedy?