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(E) Dr Borislav Arapovic, Croatian humanist in Sweden
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  06/15/2006 | People | Unrated
(E) Dr Borislav Arapovic, Croatian humanist in Sweden
Dr Borislav Arapovic

Dr Borislav Arapovic

 Dr Borislav Arapovic Croatian humanist, honorary director of the Biblical institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Born in  Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1935, studied in Zagreb, emigrated in 1965 to Sweden. Founded The Institute for Translation of The Bible into Languages of (former) Soviet Union.  In 1996 the Russian Academy of Sciences conferred him a doctorate honoris causa. In 1999 he was elected foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. For the creation of the Children’s Bible in 1983, Dr. Arapovic was awarded the Leo Tolstoy medal by the Russian Children’s Fund. He discovered an amazing pacifist sermon given in 1778 by an anonymous Croatian preacher to Croatian soldiers. The sermon was published in German in 1778, in Dutch in 1778 in the Hague, Amsterdam, and Leeuwarden, in Swedish in 1778 in Norrköping, and in 1779 in Stockholm, and in Latvian in Riga - Leipzig in 1804. 

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